RAPID CITY, S.D. – Adriannne Schaunaman, of Aberdeen, S.D. was crowned Queen of the Black Hills Stock Show Jan. 30, 2021, at the Saturday night Banquet and Ball, held in the Best Western Ramkota Motel in Rapid City, S.D. Proud grandmother, Linda Mitts of Manville, was present for the occasion along with her daughter, Mysty Schaunaman of Aberdeen, S.D.
Linda observed that all the young ladies who were competing were very deserving of the title but was so thrilled her granddaughter was chosen. Awards bestowed on this year’s queen, Adrianne Schaunaman, included Most photogenic, Best Horsemanship and the coveted Miss Congeniality, who is chosen by the competitors. Awards and gifts included a crown, beautifully tooled saddle, mink wrap, silver buckle, silver earrings and a basket of other amazing gifts.
Grandmother Linda Mitts, appeared in a corner view of one of the videos, posted on the website, when the queen competitors sang the National Anthem with good clear voices in tune, impressing those present with their rendition.
According to her biography, where the wind blows on the rolling plains of her family farm and ranch in Aberdeen, South Dakota is where you will find the friendly and outgoing cowgirl Adrianne Schaunaman, Miss Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo. She is the 22-year-old daughter of Chad and Mysty Schaunaman, and granddaughter of Linda Mitts of Manville. She is a recent graduate of Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas. There, she studied Equine Science, Equine Production and Management, as well as receiving an Associates of Arts as an honor student.
When she is not in the classroom, you can find her in the arena riding for the University of Minnesota- Crookston’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association equestrian team and National Intercollegiate Athletic Association Western Team. This is a driving factor for her future ambitions of attaining her masters and becoming a collegiate equestrian coach.
In May, she will graduate from University of Minnesota-Crookston with a Bachelors in Equine Science, Equine Business Management and Ag Business. Growing up, she was very active spending summers showing cattle, hogs and horses in Brown County 4-H at the county, state, and national level. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, and sharing her love and passion for the western lifestyle through the promotion of rodeo and agriculture.