Miss Rodeo Oregon 2020 Samantha Henricks
Samantha Henricks, or better known to most as “Sam”, is twenty-four years old and calls Grants Pass, Oregon home. She graduated from Grants Pass High School in 2014 and later attended Rogue Community College. In her free time, she enjoys giving horseback riding lessons, boating, fishing, trail riding and spending time with friends and family. Currently, she works as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant at Siskiyou Community Health Center and volunteers as the head coach of both the Grants Pass and the North Valley Equestrian Teams. Sam was raised by her parents, Lyle and Lisa Henricks, alongside her younger sister, Jessie, and younger brother, Jake.
Sam grew up in the 4-H program, with horse and swine projects, and ultimately graduated as a nine year member. In addition, she competed for multiple years in breed shows with her families’ performance mules and was a decorated member of Oregon High School Equestrian Teams. Sam has been a fan of rodeo for years, but set forth to represent rodeo in 2015 as the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo Princess and in 2016 as Queen. She also was the 2017 Miss Northwest Professional Rodeo Association Queen. Sam states, “That is the great thing about rodeo. You can grow up a fifth- generation rancher, aspiring barrel racer, or you can grow up peeking through the rails. Either way, the rodeo family adopts you in.”
During her reign as 2020 Miss Rodeo Oregon, her goal is to submerge herself into youth programs across the state. She states, "To be present in agricultural based youth organizations like 4-H, FFA, High School Equestrian Team and High School Rodeo will allow me to be a voice for the younger generation and the sport of rodeo." Sam is honored to represent the state of Oregon and proud to be a voice for not only the sport of Rodeo, but the family values and western heritage that rodeo embodies.
Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon 2020 Ainsley Goughnour
Ainsley Goughnour is the 16-year-old daughter of Matt and Cori Goughnour of St. Paul, Oregon. She has one sister, Alexis, who has encouraged her to follow her dreams of becoming a rodeo queen. Ainsley attends St. Paul High School where she is currently a sophomore. She’s active in volleyball, basketball, 4-H, FFA, DECA, and Key Club. She is an officer in both 4-H and her FFA chapter. Outside of these activities she has a passion for photography. If she’s not riding her horse or at a sporting event, she can usually be found taking pictures of other people with their horses, taking senior pictures, or learning new tricks with her camera.
Ainsley’s horse and partner is a 23-year-old, black and white Paint gelding named Pete. Ainsley and Pete have been partners for six years where they have shown in 4-H, open horse shows, trail ride, ranch work, roped, gamed, ridden in parades and just about anything else that is thrown their way. They have grown together, won many competitions and are best friends. Ainsley also enjoys showing dairy cows at the Marion County Fair through FFA.
Ainsley was awarded the title of Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon 2020 in June of 2019 at the Miss Rodeo Oregon Junior/Teen Pageant where she won the categories of Horsemanship, Knowledge, Appearance, and overall sales.
Growing up in a rodeo town has played a huge role in her life and has shown Ainsley the importance of community and the impact you can have on people and she can’t wait to share her passion with others. Ainsley is beyond excited and honored to be representing Oregon, rodeo, agriculture and the western way of life as she travels throughout the Northwest in 2020.
Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon 2020 Morgan Brownell
Morgan Brownell is the 13-year-old daughter of Keith and Debbie Brownell. She resides in Stayton where she attends Stayton Middle School.
Morgan has been an active member of the Marion County Horse 4-H program for five years. She has won many awards and qualified to represent her county at state fair last summer. She shows in equitation, showmanship, trail, ranch horse and gymkhana classes. She is also an active member of the Northwest Youth Rodeo Association. She competes in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and team roping. In June 2019 Morgan found herself in Tillamook vying for the title of 2020 Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon. Along with coming home with the title, she won the categories of Horsemanship, Knowledge and Photogenics.
Morgan is very excited to be spending the year traveling the state representing rodeo and the western way of life. She looks forward to seeing everyone on the rodeo road.
Steeped in Rich Tradition
Miss Rodeo Oregon was first established in 1957 with the crowning of Judee (Fisher) Hagen of The Dalles. See all Miss Rodeo Oregon titleholders from over the years as well as Junior Miss Rodeo Oregon and Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon titleholders.