Courtesy of Sheridan Travel & Tourism
Welcome to the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Wranglers Volunteer Page!
Flag carriers have been an important part of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo for many years. They strive to perform horsemanship at the highest level, while carrying in sponsorship flags on all four nights of the rodeo.
The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Wranglers formalized their organization in 2015 and now recruit between 40-45 women and men to carry sponsorship flags each year.
The WYO Rodeo Wranglers practice from October – July every year, with once monthly practices in October, November, February and March, and weekly practices from April through the start of the WYO Rodeo in July.
Winter practices happen at the Sheridan College Agri Park. Typically in May, as weather allows, we begin practicing outdoors at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.
WYO Rodeo Wranglers Volunteer Criteria
While all ages may try out for the Wranglers, we prefer that all flag carriers be at least 12 years old. All flag carriers must meet the physical requirements of carrying a large flag, while riding horseback.
Every volunteer WYO Rodeo Wrangler must provide their own horse, tack and transportation to and from practices and the rodeo each night.
This is a big time commitment, and we sincerely appreciate the effort every WYO Rodeo Wrangler makes each year.
SHERIDAN WYO RODEO WRANGLERS CONTACT INFORMATION
Please call one of the coaches with any questions or to indicate your interest in becoming a WYO Rodeo Wrangler. For general inquiries, please email SWRWranglers@gmail.com.
Head Coach – Cindy Wolfe, 307.630.1692
Assistant Coach – Liz Kincaid, 307.751.4935
Pattern Coach / Parade – Kim Albea
Horsemanship coach – Julie Tisbert
April 6 – Painting Get together at Red Shed Redos. 5pm.
April 14 – College arena 3-5pm – Ground work with flags. General horsemanship – riding
May 5 – College arena 3-5pm (last open practice. Last date for current members to commit to this year.)
May 13 – Sheridan County Fairgrounds 6:30-8:30pm – Overview of Wranglers. Work on Pattern #1 / safety plan
May 20 – Sheridan County Fairgrounds 6:30-8:30pm – Pattern #2 / Safety
May 28 – Black Tooth Brewery Fundraiser – 5:00pm – Wranglers Fundraiser
May 29 – Sheridan County Fairgrounds 6:30-8:30pm – Patter #3 – New members will be picked from those who have come and tried out.
June 3 – Sheridan County Fairgrounds 6:30-8:30pm – New team members will be required to be at the practice for a short orientation and to ask questions. Outriders training this night as well. (all other members are welcome at the practice but not required for current team members. )
June 10 – Sheridan County Fairgrounds 6:30-8:30pm – Pattern #3 – required for all
June 17 – Sheridan County Fairgrounds 6:30-8:30pm – Pattern #2 / safety – required for all
June 24 – Sheridan County Fairgrounds 6:30-8:30pm – Pattern #1 / safety – required for all
July 1 – Sheridan County Fairgrounds 6:30-8:30pm – run all patterns and safety. This is a required practice no exceptions! We need everyone to be here to make sure spacing is correct and make any last minute changes.
July 7 – Sheridan County Fairgrounds 12-3pm – Possible practice if we need it.
July 8 – Sheridan County Fairgrounds 6:30-8:30pm – Run all patterns and safety – Required for all
July 10 – Sheridan County Fairgrounds 4-4:30pm – Last run thru before first perf. – Required for all members.
July 10-13 is rodeo week. Will send out a separate itinerary for these dates as we get closer. But plan on being at the fairgrounds each night no later than 4:30pm to ensure parking availability. Dinner will be served each night for Wranglers and their families at 5:30 by the Heartland Kubota trailer. A Mandatory team meeting takes place each night after dinner at 6:15pm. This is required for each member to be there each night for the meetings. Please let a coach know if you have any questions or concerns.