Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls

Trick Riding & Trick Roping Spectacular

In 1976 founder, Tommy Maier, created and launched the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls. They have cemented their reputation as an international trick riding, trick roping and Roman riding troupe appearing at rodeos and events around the world such as Wrangler National Finals in Las Vegas, Reno Rodeo, Pendleton Round Up, Salinas, Dodge City and many more. They have traveled to 18 countries on four continents building their reputation as world class performers.

Their unique brand of entertainment has led to performances in professional sporting venues. Mostly for the NFL which includes several half time performances (including horses) for the San Francisco 49’ers, Barcelona Spain for the American Bowl, Monday Night Football and numerous Super Bowl appearances. The Riata Girls were in Lexington Kentucky where they were part of the opening ceremonies for the 2010 World Equestrian Games in which they choreographed a 9 minute trick roping segment with the accompaniment of the University of Kentucky Philharmonic Orchestra which was broadcasted in 56 countries.

The Riata Ranch experience returned from a 6 week tour of Australia teaching and inspiring riders in the field of trick riding and mentoring new riders to reach their goals through horsemanship and leadership lessons. In May 2012, Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls participated in the Diamond Jubilee Celebration for Queen Elizabeth as she celebrated 60 years on the throne. The Riata Girls were handpicked for this once in a life time event at Windsor Castle. The made for TV show, “All the Queen’s Horses”, featured 500 hundred horses and 800 hundred performers from 18 countries. The Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls were part of the USA contingency performing a Wild West show. 





Don't Try This at Home: Flying U Rodeo Brings Bull Jumping to the US

Flying U Rodeo’s newest addition to spectacular entertainment for rodeo audiences across the west is “Frenchy the Flying Bull Jumper”. Making his debut to a sold out Reno Rodeo audience on Friday night, June 26, Frenchman Manu Lataste wowed the audience with his skill and daring.

See the video as featured on Wrangler Network



Upcoming Events



Whiskey Flat Daze Rodeo 

Feburary 18-19, 2017
Kernville, CA

Join us when Kernville reverts to its old name "Whiskey Flat" for a nostalgic weekend of fun for the entire family.




Red Bluff Round-Up    

April 22-23 
Red Bluff, CA

The 96th annual Red Bluff Round-Up, the largest 3 day rodeo in the country, runs April 21-23, 2017. 




Gold Country Pro Rodeo      

April 29-30, 2017
Auburn, CA 

The Gold Country Pro Rodeo is an annual community event coproduced by Cotton Rosser/FlyingU Rodeo Company and EzEvents, Inc.