Kickoff at 75th Chief Joseph Days: The Bucking Horse Stampede

~ Always Never the Same ~ Chief Joseph Days’ kickoff has been the famous Bucking Horse Stampede for decades, and usually everything goes pretty smooth coming down Main Street in Joseph. But there are years where the mood of the horses and their natural curiosity adds a little more flair and excitement … Continue ReadingKickoff at 75th Chief Joseph Days: The Bucking Horse Stampede

A Reunion of Tradition, Pride, and Friendship

The Nez Perce Encampment Pavilion Every year in July, the Nez Perce Homeland becomes a place of reunion for descendants of the original inhabitants of Wal’waama, also known as Wallowa County.  The Weekend after Tamkaliks the Nez Perce gather in Joseph to continue to share their culture and traditions with locals and … Continue ReadingA Reunion of Tradition, Pride, and Friendship

Back by Popular Demand: Madison McDonald at the 75th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Madison McDonald for 75th Chief Joseph Days By Katy Nesbitt Photography by Angelika Ursula Dietrich  – Wild Horses Thunder At 28 years of age, Madison MacDonald is one of the World’s Top Equestrian Athletes in her arena. Born and raised just south of Calgary Alberta Canada but now … Continue ReadingBack by Popular Demand: Madison McDonald at the 75th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo

Countdown to the 75th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo with the Tuckerettes

Countdown to the 75th Chief Joseph days with the Tuckerettes FEATURED PICTURE: The Tuckerettes during the 73rd Annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo. Photography ©Angelika Ursula Dietrich The Chief Joseph Days flag carriers are known as the Tuckerettes. The name first originated after the honorable Harley Tucker, who helped found Chief Joseph Days … Continue ReadingCountdown to the 75th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo with the Tuckerettes

Countdown to the 75th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo with pickup men Matt Twitchell and Mitch Coleman

Pickup Riders play an important role in assisting rough-stock competitors to get off their horses thereby increasing their safety. By Katy Nesbitt – Wild Horses Thunder and Haley J. Bridwell Photography by Angelika Ursula Dietrich The 2019 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo pickup men Matt Twitchell and Mitch Coleman are familiar faces at the … Continue ReadingCountdown to the 75th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo with pickup men Matt Twitchell and Mitch Coleman