A changing of the guard Saturday night at the Cypress Centre, as the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede crowned its new royalty. Rayelle Smith was named Queen, while Dionne Freimark takes over the role of Princess. It comes after several days of competition that saw a field of four ladies go head-to-head in events like horsemanship and speech. Smith is currently working at Forsyth Ranch Arena and working towards a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. Freimark was born and raised on the family ranch and has been around cattle and horses her entire life. Their first official duties will come next week when the 132nd annual Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede gets underway. Haley Schlenker and Abby Perret are the outgoing royalty. 

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