Rider grew up being a 5th generation horse trainer and he was competing in youth and Little Britches rodeos as far back as anyone can remember. He won his first buckle
when he was just five years old. He was given a Will Rogers trick roping kit for
Christmas when he was 9, Rider pushed the living room furniture back and would
watch the instructional video over and over until he had mastered each trick.
He started performing locally that next summer and began performing in professional rodeo by the time he was 11. Rider continues to practice the Cowboys skills of trick roping,guns spinning and whip cracking. In the early days of rodeo trick roping was
held as a competition at most of the biggest rodeos in the nation. Rider competes
at the nation's largest competitions for a trick roping and gun spinning and at age 23
has already won 2X World Champion All Around Western Performer, 4X World
Champion Trick Roper, 2X World Champion Gun Spinner. Rider has performed
in 49 States (needs to do a show in Hawaii) Canada, Mexico, Japan, China,Oman,
Dubai, Taiwan, South Korea,Taiwan, Lebanon and France; 3X Wrangler National
Finals Rodeo Specialty Act, 4X Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Specialty Act and
was nominated for 2014 Dress Act of the year . Rider looks forward to performing
at the Lakeside Rodeo this year!