The MidWest Renegade Dirt Devils is a team designed for riders ages 7-18. In 2008 the children stopped watching and joined the fun. Boy have they done a great job. Their first performance was in early October of 2008, after only 2 practices. The coaches teach the kids how to combine the fundamentals of riding with music and choreography. The Dirt Devils have shown an incredible ability to pick up new maneuvers very quickly. The rider/horse partners have to be in the right position at the right time. On more than one occasion they have competed against, and out-placed adult teams in various competitions They have also challenged the other Renegade teams with their level of commitment to each other…not to mention being the cutest of the Renegade teams.
Your Midwest Renegade Dirt Devils!
Samantha and Gunnar
Samantha had cheater stirrups at 2 and really took the reins at 4. You may have seen her carry the Renegades banner in parades and helping at shows for the past few years as she watches her sister ride. With some focused determination and a second horse in the family, Samantha gets to ride as the youngest member of the MidWest Renegades Dirt Devils.
Dana and Sis
Jacklyn and Roy
Jacklyn is 15 years old, and has been riding horses since she was six years old. This will be her third year with the Dirt Devil’s team, and she is very excited for the season to begin! She has found a new teammate this year in Roy, a 6 year old draft horse. Both are learning to work together well. In addition to her role on the Dirt Devil’s team Jacklyn and Roy like to do vaulting, and hope to begin performing as a specialty act together.
Caroline and Brandy
Caroline started riding at age 8 and has found it to be her passion. This is her 4th year on the dirt devils and she has enjoyed every minute of it. Her dream to be on the team started when she saw them perform at HAHS. She is excited to have Brandy as her partner this year.
Lacie and Sailor
Lacie started riding horses at the age of 5. She started out on ponies, but quickly outgrew her beloved pony Tango. She found a new partnership with Sailor, an 11 year old Quarter Horse. The two of them had an instant connection and continue to work on strengthening that bond. Lacie has a background in eventing but wanted to ride western as well. When she saw the Dare Devils perform at the McHenry count fair she had her mind made up that she wanted to join the team.
Gaelyn and Outlaw
Gaelyn has been riding since she was 6 years old and has never looked back. She rides hunter/jumper in addition to being on the drill team. Gaelyn has been riding Outlaw since she first joined the team 4 years ago and loves working with the other girls. She is excited and looking forward to the coming year!
Sabrina and Libby
Teagan and Gangster
Teagan is 14 years old and has always had a special connection with animals, especially horses. She started riding hunter / jumper at the age of six and she knew right away that riding horses was what she loved to do and hasn’t stopped since! Teagan’s equestrian skills have really blossomed since being invited to ride with the Dirt Devils, and she is very excited to be riding Gangster.