VDRR Riders

Want to be in and a part of our rodeo? The VDRR Riders help bring the excitement to the opening ceremonies of the Greatest Show on Dirt! Each rider will carry a sponsor flag during the grand entry, an American Flag during the National Anthem, and other sponsor flag presentations during the rodeo performance

VDRR Rider Tryouts will be will be held Saturday, April 27th at 10 am in Western Park’s indoor arena. To participate, candidates must be ages 16 or older, be able to pack a flag, do a small pattern, know basic horsemanship skills, and be capable of controlling your horse one handed during basic maneuvers. We will be looking for smiling faces, great attitudes and the ability to work as a team. We are proud to have you become part of this great event. Fancy clothes and gear are not required. We are looking for 14 riders, with 12 to ride in performances, and 2 riders to serve as alternates.

Practices are mandatory for team members, and will be held every Monday at 6 pm at Western Park. The practices and required events for 2024 are as follows:

  • Saturday, April 27th – 10 AM
  • Monday, April 29
  • Monday, May 6th
  • Monday, May 13th
  • Monday, May 20rd
  • Monday, May 27th
  • Monday, June 3rd
  • Monday, June 10th – Arena Setup & Dress Rehearsal (Time TBD)
  • Thursday, June 13th – Rodeo – Tough Enough To Wear Pink Night
  • Friday, June 14th – Rodeo – Patriot Night & Flag Day
  • Saturday, June 15th – Rodeo – Western Legacy Night

For more information, please contact Tonia Steffey at 435-724-2468.