Current Lincoln County Fair and Rodeo Queen

2023 Lincoln County Fair & Rodeo Queen 

2023 Lincoln County Fair & Rodeo Queen, Dakota Hanson

Dakota Hanson

Hello everybody. I would like to start by thanking you all for coming to support me along this adventure as I go throughout Washington state and be the ambassador and the face of the Lincoln County Fair and Rodeo.

My Name is Dakota Hanson and I am the 22 year old Daughter of Jennifer and James Hanson. I grew up on a small feedlot, and farm in the small town of Newman Lake, WA. I attended East Valley High School where I played Basket-Ball, Soccer, and was on the Track throwing team. I also got the pleasure of being the sole student to spearhead the FFA program my JR and Senior year. I showed Goats through FFA and was a heavy participant in the Spokane County Horse program where I showed and gamed my horses. Once I found my love for gaming, I also got heavily involved in Jr. Rodeo throughout the Pacific Northwest. I am an avid athlete, horsewoman, and most importantly a straight A student. After Graduating high school with honors, I moved To Ellensburg, WA where I attended Central Washington University and started my schooling for Social Sciences. I eventually moved back home and got a degree in social work with a minor in communications when I earned a job working for Child Protective Services for Washington State.

In my free time I enjoy barrel racing, trail riding, playing with my dogs, hanging out with my family, and reading. I enjoy being around animals, and people of all kinds and I am super excited to use my social skills along with my knowledge of rodeo to be the best ambassador for Lincoln County. This summer I will be traveling around the State with my two trusty steeds Seven, and Ember. Seven is a 13-year-olds Blue Roan Gelding, and Ember is a 7-year-old sorrel mare. Between the two horses we will be attending rodeos for grand entry, barrel racing when we can, and going to parades to get the name of our small, unique hometown rodeo out there.

Thank you again for supporting my dreams of being a rodeo queen and promoting me for the 2023 season. May this year be my best year yet.

Please join Queen Dakota at the 2023 Lincoln County Fair and Rodeo, August 24th-26th