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“Appleatchee is one of my very favorite places to visit for a horse show! Being an equine photographer, I visit it quite a bit, whether it's for a show or for a portrait session for the boarders and their horses. I'm incredibly lucky to live only 10 minutes away from this gorgeous facility.”

Jeni Jo Photography

- Professional Equine Photographer -

"I had a great time sorting. Everyone was very nice and helpful."

Shannon CT.

"It's a very laid back atmosphere. Everyone it is very nice and very helpful. We look forward to participating every month!"

Paula J.

"Wonderful facility and friendly people!"

Geisha E.

"Outstanding show barn but arenas and areas to ride as well. Cattle on grounds for events and they do an outstanding job of grooming to fit your needs!"

Kathy W.

"We love Appleatchee!  Very clean, people are very friendly and so many places to ride."

Gabrielle S.

"Good People Nice facility with an indoor riding arena"

DeEtte P.

"I come from the Seattle area and this place is amazing. There's a huge variety of horseman (women) but from what I have seen, we all have the same goal: horsemanship and enjoying our horses. I am lucky to be a part of this facility"

Juliane H.

"this place is amazing! If you ever visit you HAVE to climb saddle rock. Absolutely stunning views up there. The stables are pretty nice, and you can put horses across from each other so they can see each other and plenty of alleyway space. There is also a really fun obstacle course just past the road that has bleachers for people who want to watch. The obstacle course has some jumps, but still plenty of room for people who don't want to jump. The arenas are very nice and spacey, although the J.S. Sparks arena has only 1 set of bleachers, but the lower one has plenty. If you board there, the horses can go outside in a little mini paddock. Also, there is plenty of room for campers or motorhomes. The outdoor arenas are very nice as well, and the round pen has very tall walls so horses can't jump out. Overall, it's a very nice place you should definitely visit sometime."

Hailey B.

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Appleatchee Riders Association is a private membership organization incorporated in 1947 in Washington State for the purpose of promoting fellowship among horse lovers.

Please note: We are a private facility. All of the horses here are privately owned. We Have NO Pony Rides, Trail Rides, Birthday Parties, or Horses for Rent.

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Appleatchee Riders Queen

Learn more about the current and former Appleatchee Riders Queens

Meet the 2023 Appleatchee Riders Queen

Miss Amber Cook

Hello everyone! My name is Amber Cook and I am honored to serve as your Miss Appleatchee Riders Queen for 2023. I am the 20 year old daughter of Shawna and Mike St.Clair and John and Cathy Cook. Growing up I was raised in a family with a wide variety of equine disciplines, and I have been actively involved in the equine community for as long as I can remember. I have been a member of this amazing association since I was four years old, and I have aspired to serve as an Appleatchee Riders Queen since the age of 12.

In middle and high school I competed in 4-H, WAHSET, and FFA. In 2019 I had the opportunity to serve as a Chelan County Fair Ambassador, along with competing at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis Indiana to compete in Horse Evaluation. In FFA, I grew my love for agriculture and had the ability to raise over 40 head of various livestock through my breeding operation. I was able to compete in our local fairs in market and showmanship, and made connections within our community. As a 2020 graduate from Wenatchee High school, you could say that I had a full plate all four years and an unexpected turn of events my senior year. However, I strive to see the positive light in everything that happens, and without that unfortunate event, I would not be where I am today.

Over the years I have waited for the best time to give Appleatchee all of my effort and attention, to support and promote them to the best of my ability. As I look forward to our busy schedule this year, I am excited to serve back to the association that fostered my love for horses and equine sports. During my reign I plan to educate the younger generation of the importance of the agriculture and equine industries within our communities in Washington. As well as engage with the community through several types of media to make an impact within our valley. I am prepared to meet a vast amount of wonderful people in 2023, and learn more about our community, culture, and local agricultural industry.

This year I will be riding my 9 year old palomino horse Memphis who was born and raised on our farm. Along with being the very first horse that I started, he has helped me grow into the horsewoman I am today and has earned his very own spotlight. He’s a total sweetheart, show stopper, and absolutely loves little kiddos with horse treats. In 2023, I will be using the tag line #BlossomInToAwesomeness encouraging everyone to always continue to improve as an individual and become that person you looked up to as a kid! This tagline also demonstrates our Famous Apple Blossom Parade and Festival that brings everyone together each and every year through celebration of the Apple Industry in the Pacific North West.

Keep up to date on my reign as Appleatchee Riders Queen through any of my social media pages, as well as learn some info on horses, Appleatchee, and our community!

Miss Amber Cook
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Meet our former Appleatchee Queens

In 1949, the first princess was chosen to serve as a Wenatchee Ambassador for the Ellensburg Rodeo. In 1973 due to downsizing of the Ellensburg Rodeo, the first Miss Appleatchee princess was crowned. In 1980, for reasons unknown, the pageant ended. Ken Tincher thought it was important to have an ambassador for the club to help promote our facility. In March 2004, a new Miss Appleatchee was chosen. In 2006, the title was changed from Miss Appleatchee to Appleatchee Riders Queen to make the title consistent with all other royalty positions.


Thank you to Michaela Lantzy, 2014 Appleatchee Riders Queen, for first compiling this gallery.

The Queen's annual calendar of activities

Learn more about becoming an Appleatchee Riders Queen

Chelan Rodeo and Parade
Omak Stampede Rodeo and Parade
Moses Lake Round Up
NCW Fair and Rodeo
Ellensburg Rodeo and Parade

Chelan County Fair and Rodeo
Othello Rodeo and Parade
Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Parade

Appleatchee Queen Competition
Veterans Day Parade (Wenatchee)

Appleatchee General Meeting

Miss Rodeo Washington Coronation

Miss Omak Stampede Benefit Auction
Appleatchee Barrel Futurity

Apple Blossom Grand Parade (Wenatchee)
Apple Blossom Parade (Manson)
Lilac Festival Parade (Spokane)
Coulee City Rodeo and Parade
Moses Lake Spring Fest Parade
Memorial Day Roping (Appleatchee)

Cashmere Founder s Day Parade

4th of July Roping (Appleatchee)
Othello Sun Faire Parade
Royal City Community Days Parade
Cheney Rodeo

Miss Amber Cook