Emily Breeden is the daughter of Kyle and Tip Breeden. She is a proud sixth generation rancher in Laramie County with her younger brother, Royce.
“Growing up on my family’s ranch, quickly instilled a love for the Western way of life and the sport of rodeo, and I can’t imagine my brother and I growing up anywhere else. Wyoming truly has the blue jean hospitality and that becomes very apparent once you cross the state line.”
Emily has been involved with Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) since she was 7 years old; competing in the junior barrels and has been hooked ever since. She served the Dandies team throughout high school and served as the assistant director in 2015 and 2016.
“Serving as a goodwill ambassador in Dandies for the World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo was so amazing because you share a common love for the sport of rodeo with everyone you meet and that love has only grown. Being a part of the CFD family is something I will forever cherish and serving as the 2017 Lady In Waiting was an absolute honor and I can’t wait to serve as the 2018 Miss Frontier!”
Emily is a 2014 graduate of Cheyenne East High School where she was involved in Future Farmers of America (FFA) and soccer. During soccer, she was a two-time state champion, and she received All State defender her junior and senior year. She was also an active member of 4-H and competed in the County and State fair. She has also competed in many rodeos throughout the cowboy state in the barrels, goat tying, breakaway, and team roping events.
She currently is attending Laramie County Community College (LCCC) and plans to graduate in December of 2017 with her associate’s degree in Education. She then plans to further her education at the University of Wyoming (UW) and receive her master’s degree in Special Education.
“I love being an advocate for others, and I feel absolutely blessed to serve as Miss Frontier for the 122nd Daddy of ‘em All®; and to be able to promote Cheyenne Frontier Days™ and the Western way of life. I take a great amount of pride in not only representing CFD with our 2,500+ volunteers but also in representing Laramie County and our great state of Wyoming and look forward to the future of the sport of rodeo and especially Cheyenne Frontier Days!”
Halley Jankovsky, Lady-in-Waiting 2017
Halley Zoe Jankovsky is the daughter of Matt and Cat Jankovsky and Mike and Kelley Martin. She is a Cheyenne, Wyo., native and a 2015 graduate of East High School where she was involved in orchestra, FFA, and swim team. Through her swimming career Halley was a two-year team captain, member of the 2012 state champion team, and a state champion/all-state team selection in both individual and relay events in 2013.
Halley graduated from Laramie County Community College (LCCC) with an associate of arts degree in 2017 and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa national honor society. She currently attends the University of Wyoming (UW) where she studies Agricultural Education.
Halley participated for many years in the Laramie County Fair where she received the Richard Ingersoll award for citizenship in 2012, was the Senior Timed Event Champion in 2013, and named Top Hand and Top Horse in 2015. She also participated in the Wyoming State Fair several times and was the reserve champion in English Hunt Seat Equitation in 2016.
“My love for Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) began at an early age when I would go out to the park and help feed the bucking stock with my dad.” When she was old enough, Halley became a Toe on the Rodeo Committee; spending her Frontier Days behind Chute 9 loading livestock. She had the privilege of representing CFD as a Dandy for four years and was a lead Dandy in her final year. Halley returned to the Rodeo Committee, and in 2017 she was once again a Toe, this time serving as a coordinator for the group that includes some of the youngest volunteers on the Rodeo Committee. “It is such fun to work with the Toes, you can just feel their excitement and know that their experience with rodeo is helping build our future.”
“Truly, I feel honored to have the privilege to leave my footprint in the deep traditions of the greatest rodeo in the world. I am blessed to be able to represent Cheyenne Frontier Days™ as a goodwill ambassador and as Lady-In-Waiting and look forward to promoting western heritage while educating the youth in the community.”