While the word ‘royalty’ is often associated with the idea of subjects serving an elitist, Eh Capa royalty exists to serve the needs of the club. This service takes the form of serving the club's need for exquisite representation to the public, mentorship of the other club members, and also exhibiting masterful horsemanship, speech, interview, and modeling skills. This year Eh Capa is proud to be represented by:
2017 Queen Jordan Diehl
My name is Jordan Diehl, I am seventeen, and I live in Boise, Idaho. My passion for horses started when I carried the American flag for a rodeo drill team at the age of five. Since then, I have been involved in 4-H, the Working Ranch Horse Program, Snake River Reining Alliance, Gem State Stock Horse, along with many other equestrian groups. However, the most amazing and elite group I have had a chance to be a part of is Eh Capa.
I joined Eh Capa in 2012, eager to meet new friends and enhance my riding skills. However, over the past few years, I have learned that this club is much more than a couple of new friends and some tips on how to ride. I have created relationships that will last a lifetime, jumped out of my comfort zone (more times than I can count), and formed a bond with my horse that can endure through the challenges we may face as we grow together.
My beloved steed is a grey, six year old Quarter Horse mare named Ima Smart Boonlight. Before I won queen, Boone served as my cutting, reining, and branding horse, and I am proud to say she is my best friend. As anyone who has seen us ride together can testify, she gives her 100% effort every practice, every performance, every day. She is trustworthy, intelligent, athletic, and never passes on the opportunity to give you a hug or a bow (some tricks she loves to show off).
When I am not performing as an Indian, I am promoting the American Quarter Horse ranching programs by participating in the Working Ranch Horse program for seven years and also with my recent acceptance into the Young Horse Development Program. I am raising my own yearling that a local breeder generously donated, and I plan to rope, brand, cut, and rein on her in the upcoming years.
Outside of Eh Capa, I am a volunteer director for St. Luke’s Hospital, and I enjoy serving the local church community. My academics are one of my biggest priorities during the school year, as I ended with a 4.40 GPA concluding my junior year of high school. In the future, I would like to study pre-nursing at Carroll College and later, nursing anesthetics.
I am incredibly blessed to be surrounded by Eh Capa’s loving families and mentors. I hope to teach new riders what the club has taught me and humbly represent myself as the 2017 Eh Capa Queen.
Courtney Marshall is the 2017 Eh Capa Princess. She is 15 years old and a sophomore at Eagle High School in Eagle, Idaho. Courtney has been riding horses for 8 years, including 4 years as an Eh Capa Bareback Rider. She has trained her own horse, Whisper, an 8 year old Palomino Paint mare for Eh Capa and all of its specialty teams. Outside of Eh Capa, she is actively involved in 4-H and FFA. She is looking forward to representing Idaho in national FFA competition in Food Science and Technology this Fall. She will also be representing Idaho 4-H at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio in national speech competition. In the future, Courtney hopes to have a career in an agricultural field.
*If you previously served the Club as Eh Capa royalty and would like to be featured please use the contact page to send us your name, title, year(s) of title and, if you prefer, a historical photo of you in your royalty uniform.
2016 Queen Aiyana
2016 Princess Aubrey
2016 Mini Princess Olivia