Sandpoint Rodeo Royalty

The Sandpoint Rodeo Royalty travels all over the Pacific Northwest, representing the Sandpoint Rodeo and Bonner County to the best of her abilities! If you are interested in becoming the next Sandpoint Rodeo Queen, fill out the application below! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us: or (208) 263-8414.

Maddie Gunter is the 17 year old horse crazy daughter of Sandpoint natives, Ben and Teresa Gunter. Maddie is currently a senior at Sandpoint High School with plans of attending the University of Idaho in order to obtain a degree in Elementary Education. Maddie’s passion for working with children was born out of her 10 year experience in Bonner County 4H where she has been involved in multiple projects including 9 years of Horse and 9 years of raising both market steers and hogs. She always looks forward to helping young 4Hers learn and enjoy their 4H experience which inspired her to make a career out of positively impacting the education of children.


Maddie’s many hobbies and interests include community service, music, movies, being outdoors in any capacity, and agriculture. But her greatest love has always been horses and the sport of rodeo. She participated in her first barrel race at 5 and has competed in several play days and barrel races since. She has also carried sponsor flags in the Bonner County Rodeo for several years. Being involved in Horse 4H for over half her life has allowed Maddie to greatly advance her horsemanship skills and give her the opportunity to compete in and win various horse judging competitions at both the state and national levels. Maddie is incredibly passionate about taking any oppurtinty available to her to improve her knowledge on all things horse related in order to be the best horsewoman she can be!


When Maddie was 4 years old, she declared that she would one day hold the title of Miss Bonner County Rodeo when she met the 2009 Miss Rodeo Idaho Freya Ford and fell in love with the greatest sport on dirt. 13 years later, Maddie is very excited to make her dream a reality and represent her hometown while sharing her love of rodeo with people from all walks of life. Doing this all alongside her best friend and partner in crime, her quarter horse Rocky!

2023 Rodeo Royalty Application

2022 Miss Sandpoint Rodeo

Maddie Gunter

Rhinestones & Royalty Fundraiser

Each year, our Sandpoint Rodeo Queen holds a fundraiser at the Bonner County Fairgrounds, to help fund their year holding the title. The evening consists of a Live & Silent Auction, Fun Activities, Dinner, Music, and a No Host Bar. The funds earned at this fun evening will help with travelling expenses, so that our queen can represent our community and rodeo to the best of her ability. Our Queen for the year will go around the town and request donations, auction items, and sponsorships. 

MARCH 12, 2022

Doors Open @ 5:30pm, Dinner Starts @ 6:30pm

For Tickets to Rhinestones & Royalty, please contact our Rodeo Royalty Coordinator, Kim Montgomery, through email: