Gilroy Rodeo Flag Team

The Gilroy Rodeo Flag Team was formed in 2017 and we are so excited to be going into our 3rd year. In 2019, we also formed the Gilroy Junior Team with riders as young as 7. The teams work hard each year to finesse several patterned routines in order to bring the best presentation of all flags during the Gilroy Rodeo. It takes a lot of commitment and work to memorize patterns/timing/spacing, riders and horses must keep in good athletic shape. Several months each year, before the Gilroy Rodeo, riders begin practicing so they can confidently and safely carry a flag during rodeo performances. These riders will get the honors of flying sponsors flags several times through out the rodeo each day and riding a patriotic routine once during the main rodeo performance each day. This is a team sport, riders will have to work well in groups and take coaching and instruction from the Flag Team Coach/Coordinator.

Get Involved:
Practices are held every Thursday at 6:30 PM beginning May 20th. Please fill out the form below and arrive ready to ride at the next Thursday!

Practice location: 7955 Ferguson Ave Gilroy, CA 95020 (GR Arena) for the first practice (5/20) and then 2365 Dunlap Ave Gilroy, CA 95020

Requirements and Guidelines: 

  • Junior riders (under 18) are welcome! 

  • Riders must be experienced and in complete control of horse at all times

  • Riders must provide and use a flag boot

  • Riders must have their own transportation

  • NO drinking or drugs of any kind during practices /performances or while wearing Gilroy Rodeo Flag Team Apparel

  • Horse Guidelines:

    • Must ride in a western saddle at performances and practices

    • No Stud Horses (no exceptions)

    • No kicking/biting/bucking

  • Rider Guidelines:

    • Must wear collared, button down, long sleeve shirt and western style jeans (no rips) at performances

    • Must ride in cowboy boots at performances and practices

    • Cowboy hat (straw) or helmet required for performances

Got Questions? Please contact: 
Karinn Orr
Gilroy Rodeo Flag Team Coach/Coordinator