While the word ‘royalty’ is often associated with an elitist, EhCapa royalty exists to serve the needs of the club. This service takes the form of representation to the public, mentorship of the other club members, and also exhibiting masterful horsemanship, speech, interview, and modeling skills. EhCapa is proud to be represented by:
2018 Queen Sarah Hooper and Wally
Sarah Grace Hooper is 19 years old and lives in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. She has been in EhCapa for six years and is the only daughter of her loving mother, Joann, who shared her passion for horses with her.
Sarah attends Northwest Nazarene University as a Freshman and is majoring in Vocal Performance with a minor in Criminal Justice. She has many music and academic scholarships that have allowed her to attend this wonderful University. Sarah plays violin in the University Choir and Orchestra as well as being a part of different Jazz ensembles and performing as a solo artist.
The horse addiction started early for Sarah out on the southern plains of Idaho, field trialing and hunting Brittany Spaniels with her family. When Sarah was eight, she was involved in a bad horse accident that put her and her mom in the hospital for two weeks, but that never stopped her. Learning to walk and ride again was hard, but when she was twelve, she found EhCapa and it helped her overcome the remaining anxiety of the accident and gain her confidence back.
Sarah's trusty steed is a stunning appaloosa gelding named HH Foxy Lad, or more lovingly referred to as Wally. He is nine years old and the two have been a pair for three years. Anyone watching can see the bond and trust they have in each other is immeasurable. As one can imagine, his goofy name matches his goofy personality and he’s always looking to find some sort of mischief.
Sarah is proficient in both western and English riding, but excels in jumping and dressage. She would like to thank Jennifer Wilde for her early years of training and facility use. Another huge thanks to Ernie Herrman who was not only a coach but a friend. But an even bigger thanks has to go to the EhCapa family for years of support and friendship. EhCapa has opened so many opportunities and possibilities for Sarah and she is ever grateful for the community of the club.
2018 Princess Sarah Miraya and Prince
My name is Sarah Miraya. I’m sixteen years old and am representing EhCapa as the 2018 Princess along with my horse Prince.
I have been a member of EhCapa for six years now and have been riding Prince for the last two seasons. My passion for horses started when I was two and my grandpa took me out riding. Ever since then, they have captured my heart and I have done everything I can to be around them.
Through all of my riding experiences, my favorite memories always come from EhCapa. This amazing club, that I am happy to represent this year, has become my family. It’s brought me closer to my horse in ways that I can not describe. I have started taking risks with my horses and trying new things.
Not only have my horsemanship skills become stronger, my people skills have, too. I have made life long best friends through this club who have taught me the meaning of true friendship.
Outside of EhCapa, I participate in FFA at Mountain View High School where I’m a Sophomore. I have competed in Horse Judging, Livestock Judging, Dairy Judging and Parliamentary Procedures. I have also been a member of our lacrosse team for the last two years. In the end, I hope to have a future in the agricultural field since that is where my passion lies.
2018 Mini Princess Aivry Bobo and Sister
My name is Aivry Bobo. I am 10 years old and am representing EhCapa as the 2018 Mini Princess riding my trusted and loved 22 year old sorrel Quarter Horse mare, Sister.
I have been a member of EhCapa for 2 years. My passion for horses began when I was 5 years old and watched my first rodeo. I saw a cowgirl barrel racing and became obsessed with horses. From the first time I rode a horse, I knew that I was born to ride.
My journey with horses began with Sister in rodeo. We enjoyed barrel racing but, as a new rider, had a hard time fitting in. A friend introduced me to Heather Miner (EhCapa Assistant Drill Instructor) to take private lessons and she thought I should come and see what EhCapa had to offer. That moment changed my life. I gained the confidence I have today on horseback through EhCapa.
Ehcapa has taught me so much about myself and has helped me create an amazing bond with my horse. I enjoy every practice that I get to spend with my friends learning. I love that all the kids are accepted in EhCapa; we are one group and no one is excluded. My horsemanship skills, ability to relate to people, and personal qualities like my confidence have improved so much while riding with the club. I love my EhCapa family!
Outside of EhCapa, I participate in the Working Ranch Horse program on my other horse, Scotch. I also play on the 12U Nationals Volleyball team with Idaho Crush Club. At school, I volunteer each day in the Special Education room and truly enjoy working with my friends there.
I someday hope to be a Snake River Stampeder and either a nurse or special education teacher.
*If you previously served the Club as EhCapa 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.
2017 Queen Jordan Diehl and Boone
2017 Princess Courtney Marshall and Whisper
2016 Queen Aiyana and Bird
2016 Princess Aubrey and Rev
2016 Mini Princess Olivia and Elena