Daines Honors Montanan of the Week Trista Hovde of Richland County

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized Trista Hovde of Richland County for her accomplishments and ambition.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: HERE.

The following is a statement submitted to the Congressional Record: 


Mr. DAINES.  Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Trista Hovde of Richland County for her outstanding achievement in earning a position on the North Dakota State/Provincial National High School rodeo team.

Trista, a junior at Sidney High School, travelled with her fellow teammates to Guthrie, OK to compete in the 72nd National High School Finals Rodeo. She partook in the barrel racing, girls’ cutting, and reined cow horse competitions.  

The NHSFR boasts the title of the largest rodeo in the world, featuring over 1,650 contestants from 43 states as well as Canada, Australia, and Mexico. Participating in the NHSFR is a tremendous honor and I know that she has made both her community and Montana very proud.

It is my distinct honor to recognize Trista for her tireless dedication to the rodeo community and her unique contributions to Sidney and Montana. Her drive and ambition serve as an inspiration to all young Montanans to strive to do the best that they can in everything they do. I look forward to following Trista’s rodeo career and all of her future accomplishments.”