The 2020 Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo Royalty Pageant will be held Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

2019 Miss Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo – Dianne Huffman

Our 2019 Queen is the 20-year old daughter of Jake and Suzzanne Huffman of Ft. Duchesne, Utah.  Dianne is currently attending Utah State University with a dual major in Biotech Vet and Agriculture Education with the goal of eventually going to veterinary school.  In addition to her studies, she loves getting involved on the collegiate level of 4-H, FFA and rodeo, where she competes in barrel racing on the USU Rodeo Team. Other hobbies include riding and working with horses, fishing, hunting, swing dancing, helping out on the family farm and competing in rodeo queen contests.  In 2015, Dianne was the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo Jr. Queen. 

Rodeo has been part of Dianne’s life for as long as she can remember.   She started competing in rodeos on a little black pony and loved hearing the announcer say her name.  Now she runs barrels on a big black horse at college rodeos and still loves the atmosphere the audience and contestants bring to a rodeo.  Dianne is looking forward to representing the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo this year, as it has been her hometown rodeo all her life. The rodeo is close to her heart and keeps her homegrown.

2019 1st Attendant – Miss Vernal – Hailey Parker

Hailey is 18 years old and the daughter of Justin and Tammy Parker.  She graduated from Uintah High School in May and was a member of the Uintah FFA Chapter, competing in the Agricultural Communications State Competition and Horse Evaluation.  Raising, breeding and showing sheep also keep Hailey busy. She has a love of animals and her farm has grown beyond horses and sheep to include geese, cows, pheasants, a donkey and a miniature mule.  Hailey knows the power animals can have upon people. She is a mentor for the VIP Goat Show, an organization that enables mentally and physically handicapped children to raise and show a goat of their own.  This program helps build confidence and provides an emotional outlet that is often hard for special needs children to find elsewhere.

Hailey is employed at BHI and plans to pursue animal therapy education and training with the goal of starting her own Horse Therapy Program for Special Needs Children.  She is excited to be a part of the rodeo this year as Miss Vernal.

2019 2nd Attendant – Miss Uintah – Kenna Morris

Kenna  is 18 years old and the daughter of Kenny and Gala Morris.  In May, she graduated from Uintah High School. While in high school, she played tennis on the varsity team for three years and lettered in academics her freshman and sophomore years for her high scores in Math, Science and English on the state administered tests.  This year she was the FFA Horse Judging Team Captain and completed two Agricultural Pathways. Neither tennis nor academics compare to the love she has for all animals. Kenna enjoys doing farm and ranch work 365 days a year. She chases cows all over rough mountain county in the summer, feeds cows in the winter and takes care of newborn calves in the spring.  She has competed in barrel racing, pole bending and has tried her hand in roping.

Kenna has always loved meeting people and hearing their rodeo stories from the past.  As Miss Uintah, she is looking forward to giving back to the community by educating people on rodeo and the cowboy way of life.