The Dayton Rodeo Serpentine Riders are the ambassadors for the Dayton Rodeo.  Prior to the Grand Entry Dayton Rodeo’s Serpentine Riders will entertain the audience with their precision horsemanship.

The drill team is the beauty to the bull riders' brawn; the yin to the saddle bronc yang; the glitz to the wild horse race grit. They are superb horsewomen and athletes, who open each rodeo with a tightly choreographed performance that wows the audience each time.


This year’s Serpentine Riders is choreographed and coached by Mya Porter. Each of the Serpentine Riders is a member of the Dayton Wranglers Saddle Club. They are chosen through a tryout process beginning in early summer. Their commitment to precision timing and intricate maneuvers take hours of practice to perfect.


Photography provided by J Chansler Photography

2019 Serpentine Riders: 

Kanyon Pepples, Shelby Sorenson, Kalie Buenting, Tessa Berg, Shayla Reed, Hailey Tuel,

Kori Brennan, Taylor Haffner, Kylee Gregory, Coach - Mya Porter

Come meet the Serpentine Riders at the 2019 Dayton Rodeo - they will be signing autographs at the Rodeo Kids Corral beginning 2 hours before each performance lasting for 1 hour - then they will prepare for the performance!