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ABOUT LOTRA

Where Tradition and a Passion for Riding Come Together

Founded in 1976 as a 501(c)3 volunteer-run non-profit organization, the Lander Old Timer’s Rodeo Association (LOTRA) has been at the heart of preserving and promoting rodeo culture in Wyoming for decades. From its initial Old Timers Rodeos to taking the reins of the annual Pioneer Days Rodeo, LOTRA's efforts have culminated in the construction of an indoor arena funded by rodeo profits and state grants. Today, as a non-profit, LOTRA continues to enrich the community, hosting diverse events that draw participation and spectators alike, significantly impacting the local economy with over $6.5 million spent in the city over five years. With open membership and facilities available year-round, LOTRA invites enthusiasts and the community to engage in rodeo and related activities, fostering talent that earns college scholarships and more.

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OUR MISSION

LOTRA was formed primarily for educational purposes and will conduct itself in furtherance of this purpose. The focus of the organization is to educate both young and adults in regard to rodeo and equine related events, as it pertains to participation, safety of participants, health and safety of horses and livestock, and the cultural heritage of the equine disciplines.

LOTRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Paula McCormick, President

John Gaszo, Vice President

Brenda Walker, Secretary

Julie Freese, Treasurer

LOTRA BOARD MEMBERS

Tara Peter

Lee Williams

Nancy Williams

Peggy Bartlett

Corbin Nicholls

Tyson Sims

Brenda Sims

 Emery Day

Nick Comes  

LOTRA SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

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