Princess Emily Skramstad, of Umapine, Oregon is the 21-year-old daughter of Scott and Kelly Skramstad of Umapine, Oregon and is the youngest sister to Taylor, Cole, and Katie. She is currently attending the University of Idaho, majoring in Animal and Veterinary Sciences and is on the pre-Veterinary track, while receiving Dean's List honors. She plans to apply to Veterinary schools to receive her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and plans to specialize in large animal and equine care. Princess Emily has worked for Doctor Eugenio Mannucci the past few years gaining invaluable veterinary experience. Dr. Mannucci said “Emily's excellent horsemanship skills were greatly appreciated in handling multiple patients in a fast-paced environment.” Princess Emily has been a lifelong rodeo athlete, and has won countless awards at the Milton-Freewater Pioneer Posse, and has won two saddles from the Cayuse Junior Rodeo Association as the All-Around Senior Girl. In high school she was a member of the WAHSET Equestrian Team qualifying all four years for State and Regionals, and an active member of 4-H and FFA. She is currently competing as a member of the University of Idaho’s rodeo team in barrel racing and plans to break-away rope at the spring college rodeos.
Princess Emily has attended the Pendleton Round-Up with her family her whole life riding in over a dozen Westward Ho! parades. She personally volunteered extensively when her older sister Taylor was a Princess in 2017 by carrying flags in several parades, helping ride and jump horses at jumping practices and attending the children's rodeo. Emily grew up on the Lazy SK Quarter Horse Ranch, which has several horses from their program who have jumped the rail in the Grand Entry over the past fifteen years. Emily's main horse Champ is out of the family’s breeding program, and she has trained Champ from day one. Her back-up horse Foxy has been around the track at four separate Grand Entries for the Pendleton Round-Up.
Princess Emily is excited to join the group of historic women who have served on the Queen and Court and “as a rodeo athlete it is such an honor for me to be able to represent not just the Pendleton Round-Up in 2023, but the countless rodeo contestants, the volunteers that make it happen, and the hardworking board of directors as well as the whole town of Pendleton and Eastern Oregon.”