Pendleton connection flavors Walla Walla Fair

The Walla Walla Fair court includes Princess Kati Leetch, left, and Queen Allison Frey of Pendleton and Princess Katie Hanson of Prescott, Wash.<BR><I>Photo contributed by the Walla Walla County Fair </I>

Two Pendleton teens will sit on the Walla Walla Fair Court this summer.

Queen Allison Frey, 17, and Princess Kati Leetch, 19, both of Pendleton, will serve on the court, along with Princess Katie Hanson, 16, of Prescott, Wash., the court was announced Thursday night.

Frey attends Pendleton high School and is the daughter of A.J. and Susan Frey. She's a member of the high school equestrian team, on the school honor roll and is an outstanding biology student. She's won the County 4-H Bowl Championship for eight years and volunteers during Round-Up. She won medals for horse and sheep events with 4-H, participates in 4-H livestock, 4-H ambassadors and is a junior leader. She also works at Riverside Veterinary clinic.

When she's not doing all that, she likes to rodeo, horseback ride and camp. She's been riding all her life and for the court will ride 10-year-old Sizzlin' Jet Time (just "Jet" for short) who is a sorrel quarter horse gelding.

Leetch is a graduate of Pendleton High, where she was a cheerleader for four years, and attends Boise State University. She's the daughter of Bob and Terri Leetch. She was on the Umatilla County Fair Court in 2008 and was a 2007 Miss Oregon Teen state finalist. She's been a 4-H member for nine years and is a junior leader and all around goat showman.

In her spare time she likes to snowboard, make jewelry, ride horseback, play softball, watch movies and spend time with family and friends.

She's been riding for nine years and will ride 13-year-old Trader, a sorrel quarter horse, for the fair.

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