The tradition of the "Whoopie Girl" began with the vision of Ogden City Mayor Harman W. Peery to create an iconic image that would help promote the Ogden Pioneer Days celebration. The original Whoopie Girl was a charming young woman named Lorene Donaldson, who won a contest to serve as the public face of the event. Mayor Peery's original inspiration for the Ogden Pioneer Days Whoopie Girl, which was the original spelling, came from an image on the cover of Film Fun, painted by a popular artist of the times, Enoch Bolles. From that day on, the image of the Whoopie Girl has been the symbol of Ogden Pioneer Days, Utah’s biggest and best statehood celebration.Today's Whoopie Girls, seen only at Ogden Pioneer Days, are a far cry from being a poster girl for a celebration. The Whoopie Girls are amazing horsewomen and ride each night of the rodeo, flying the flags of our most valued sponsors. Members of the group are chosen by audition and provide and care for her own horses. The Whoopie Girls serve as goodwill ambassadors for Ogden Pioneer Days, making appearances and participating in many events and activities during the monthlong celebration. Come see the Whoopie Girls July 20-23, July 25 at Ogden Pioneer Stadium.
2012 WHOOPIE GIRLS
Left to Right: Cassie Breeding, Kylee Breeding, Madison Carter, Stephanie Kunz, Bailee Davis, Nicole Johnson, Dylan Hoyt, Sadee Ferre', Cassidy Black, Shaelie Comer, Paige Whimpey, Chantell Pilcher, Jessica Speirs, Karson Carter, Jayde Cater and Pam Dunbar.
2011 WHOOPIE GIRLS
Alphabetical Order: Cassidy Black, Cassie Breeding, Jayde Carter, Karson Carter, Shaelie Comer, Jessica Casperson, Bailey Davis, Kayla Dahl, Sadee Ferre`, Heather Halverson, Ashley Knighton, Stephanie Kunz, Linzie Lively, Pam Philpott, Ashley, Stevens and Katie Jo Wells.
2010 WHOOPIE GIRLS
From left to right: Raeshelle Larsen, Ashley Davis, Ashley Knighton, Stephanie Kunz, Jessica Casperson, Pam Philpott, Cassie Breeding, Cassidy Black, Sadee Ferre`, Katie Jo Wells, Karson Carter, Alexx Keetch, Linzie Lively, Jayde Carter, Kayla Dahl, and Chardai Ellis.
2009 WHOOPIE GIRLS
From left to right: Raeshelle Larsen, Ashley Knighton, Alexx Keetch, Stephanie Kunz, Ashley Stevens, Jessica Casperson, Lindzie Lively, Cassidy Black, Cami McBride, Candess Ellis, Brandy Bertagnolli, Amanda Maero, Karson Carter, Katie Jo Wells, Paige Whimpey, and Kayla Dahl.
2008 WHOOPIE GIRLS
Brandy Bertagnolli, Karson Carter, Jessica Casperson, Candess Ellis, Maddison Hales, Alexx Keetch, Ashley Knighton, Stephanie Kunz, Raeshelle Larsen, Lindsey Lively, Amanda Maero, Cassie Peterson, Chantell Pilcher, Sarah Shumway, Ashley Stevens, and Paige Whimpey.