The nineteen-year-old cowgirl, a resident of Smithfield, Neb., was crowned on August 1, 2019.
She grew up around rodeo, with her mother the volunteer coordinator for her hometown rodeo queen pageant, and an uncle who was a stock contractor.
The Phillipsburg title is the fifth one she’s won. She started her rodeo queen career in 2014, when she was crowned Miss Elwood (Neb.) Rodeo Queen, then also wore the crowns for Miss Southwest Nebraska Junior Queen (in McCook in 2016), Miss Central Nebraska Rodeo Queen (in Pleasanton in 2017), and Miss Southwest Nebraska Senior Rodeo Queen (in McCook in 2018).
At Elwood High School, she played volleyball and basketball and ran track. She was on the speech team, and was involved in dinner theater, FCCLA, FFA, Future Problem Solvers, and the National Honor Society. As a youngster, she was a 4-H member and did a variety of projects, including showing horses, cattle, rabbits, chickens and goats. She baked and did photography as well.
As a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Danielle is studying animal science with the intent of becoming a veterinarian. She is part of UNL’s equestrian team and is a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and the UNL Pre-Vet Club. She was on the dean’s list for the spring semester of 2019.
For fun, she loves to read mysteries and “cheesy romance” books, she jokes, and she loves to bake. Chocolate chip cookies and banana bread are two of her specialties.
After furthering her education, Danielle would like to work in a small community as a veterinarian, and someday open her own practice. She’d also like to become licensed as an animal acupuncturist and chiropractor.
She loves being a rodeo queen and ambassador for agriculture and rodeo, and she loves how Phillipsburg and north central Kansas residents back their rodeo. “I can truly tell how much they love their rodeo, and how much support is given to it,” she said.
She has three older sisters: Katie Rhodig, Lynn Forster and Korey Forster, and an older brother, Dillon Tiede. She is the daughter of Kevin and Kim Forster.