The Renegades


Webster’s dictionary defines a “renegade” as “an individual who rejects conventional behavior”. The MidWest Renegade Equestrian Drill team is always looking for new, exciting, fun ways to bring the thrill of drill to their audiences. Since 2004 the MidWest Renegades Equestrian Drill Team from Woodstock, Illinois has been dedicated to providing quality entertainment for their audiences while keeping the fun in riding.

In addition to the challenges of maintaining the choreography of position, distance and speed the use of flags requires extra skill, determination and training. Horses can get scared when their rider is carrying a flag, or when other riders with flags approach them. Riders with flags are required to operate the reins with one hand and maintain flag position with the other. The Midwest Renegades have performed several different drills with flags and other thematic props. Our teams are often honored to open events with a flag presentation which includes our National Anthem. The privilege of presenting our Country's standard is one that we cherish, and we strive to carefully adhere to proper flag protocol in all of our performances.

Your Midwest Renegades!

Lauren and Black Jack

Lauren started riding at 7 developing a background in Western Pleasure and Speed events.  With BlackJack it was love at first sight. They learn more about each other everyday. She is very excited to partner with Blackjack to ride with  some amazing people as a 2019 MidWest Renegade!

Dana and Sis

There were pony rides as a pre-schooler and lesson schedules starting at 5 but it wasn't until she met Sis that a horse settled into hear heart personally. Through much discussion and an incredible bond the precision of drill came alive between Dana and Sis. Over the past couple of years, while riding as a Dirt Devil, Dana has devoted more of her jumping lesson time to tricks. Now Dana is proud to join the MidWest Renegades Dare Devils.

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Roxanne and Danny

Roxanne has had a love for horses since about age 11. As a kid she enjoyed barrel racing and trail rides. She loves being a member of the Midwest Renegades Drill Team and riding with this wonderful group of people.

Laura and Gunnar

Laura started riding as an adult taking lessons when the budget would allow. She dabbled and brought the kids to the barn to keep horse time in the routine. The Fry girls share-boarded a drill horse and a whole new world came into view. Only through the confidence born of excellent instruction, family support and the partnership with Gunnar was it possible to step up from cheerleader and grounds crew for the Dirt Devils to be a rider as well.

Megan and Ruby

I got my first horse 3 years ago and she has taught me so much about patience and myself in general. Ruby is a firecracker just like me, always up for a challenge. I have always looked to belong to a horse team however living in Lombard when I was little didn’t allow for that. When I found The Renegades it seemed like such a great fit, I couldn’t be happier to be a part of such an amazing team of horse people


Lisa and Sailor

Lisa started riding at the age of 7 with a background in hunter/jumpers. As an adult she became hooked on eventing and dressage. Since her daughter joined the Dirt Devil Drill team in 2015, Lisa became intrigued with western riding and wanted to become a part of the Renegades Drill team. She is thrilled to be a part of  such a great group of people and excited to continue to improve her riding skills and her understanding of horses.

Stacy and Cisco

Stacy started riding as soon as she could walk.  In the backyard, over arena standards, through pony club activities, even three day eventing showed love of riding was paramount along the way. Having multiple horses of all walks she spends her time on extensive trail expeditions, parades and her new adventure with Cisco and the Rebels drill team.  Stacy looks forward to many more years of riding!

Sandol and Sam

Sanol started riding lessons at the age of 8.  By 10 she was entered in competitive trail riding earning a national championship belt buckle at 16.  Since then she has competed in hunter jumper, dressage and 3 day eventing.  For the 2020 Renegades Sandol is riding a horse new to drill.  Sam is an 18 year old Arab gelding.  She loves the teamwork comradery and fun of drill.

Emily and Jet

Emily has been riding for as long as she can remember.  Competing in 4-H as a youth and a little more trail rides than shows as an adult.  Of late Emily served as her daughters groom for 4H and open shows but found time to get to know Jet herself on trail.  With Jet’s designs on drill, Emily has decided it’s her turn to enjoy performing again. Jet and Emily are very excited to ride with the MidWest Renegades Rebels!