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PIONEER DAYS RODEO

A LANDER, WYOMING

TRADITION FOR 130 YEARS  

FREMONT TOYOTA PIONEER DAYS RODEO

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Experience the thrill and heritage of Western culture at the Lander Pioneer Days Rodeo July 3rd & 4th. The Pioneer Days Rode is a unique blend of competitive spirit and community celebration, showcasing exceptional talent in thrilling competitions. Join us to witness the tradition of rodeo come alive, where each event is an opportunity to connect with the community and enjoy a rich cultural experience.

Buy tickets by clicking on the Buy Rodeo Tickets button above or at the Chamber of Commerce, Parks & Rec Department, First Interstate Bank, Ace Hardware, or Western Supply of Riverton.

Sponsored by the Lander Old Timers Rodeo Association

RODEO SCHEDULE

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PRE-RODEO: July 3rd @ 6:30pm

1.   Junior Steer Riding
2.   Mini Bulls
3.   Junior Barrels

Wind River Country
Brad Christensen

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Wind River Country
Brad Christensen

GRAND ENTRY: July 3rd @ 7pm

1.   Saddle Bronc Riding

2.   Tie Down Roping

3.   Breakaway Roping

4.   Indian Relay Race: Youth

5.   Kids Events: Foot Races

6.   Indian Relay Race: Women

7.   Steer Wrestling

8.   Ranch Bronc Riding

9.   Indian Relay Race: Men

10.   Barrel Race

11.   Mixed Team Roping

12.   Businessmen's Ribbon Roping

13.   Open Team Roping

14.   Bull Riding

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Wind River Country
Brad Christensen

SLACK: July 3rd Immediately Following Event

1.   Junior Barrels

2.   Barrel Race

3.   Breakaway Roping

4.   Tie Down Roping

5.   Mixed Team Roping

6.   Open Team Roping

Junior Steer Riding

Mini Bulls

Junior Barrels

THANKS TO OUR 2024 PIONEER DAY RODEO TIER-ONE SPONSORS

WyoLotto

Wind River Hotel & Casino

Hayden Outdoors

LOR Foundation

Black Hills Energy

THANKS TO OUR 2024 PIONEER DAY RODEO TIER-TWO SPONSORS

Wyoming.com

State Farm Insurance: Justus Jacobs

Wind River Oilfield Services

Atlantic City FCU

Heil Electric

Fremont Orthopaedics

Napa Auto Parts

Classic Air Medical

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Stub Farlow on Wardog

THE GRAND-DADDY OF 'EM ALL 

Lander, Wyoming's Pioneer Days Rodeo, established in 1894, predates the Cheyenne Frontier Days by three years. Initially hosted on the Bill O'Neal ranch with a ten-mile relay race, it moved to Ed Farlow's property in West Lander in 1900, where he built a grandstand and track. Farlow, a key promoter, along with his sons, enhanced the event's popularity, influencing the cowboy image on Wyoming license plates. By 1912, the event was known as "Rocky Mountain Round-Up Days." Various locations hosted the rodeo until 1934 when it settled at its current grounds, adopted by the Chamber of Commerce. Despite challenges, including the Great Depression and World War II, local tribes often saved the event, contributing significantly to its continuity. Today, continuing over 80 years at the same location, the rodeo celebrates Lander's historical slogan "where rails end and trails begin," maintaining its vibrant cowboy spirit.

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