PEORIA, Ill.–The Peoria County Sheriff’s Posse is ready to giddy-up and giddy outta town.
The Posse has been riding since the 1960s and they’re proud to carry on the tradition of leading the Grand Entry of the Tri-State Fair Rodeo.
Anyone who rides will set their rigs down the road every 20-25 miles, the trip will go on for five days.
“This week, the weather looks like it’s gonna be ideal. This is great. If it’s real hot, I’ve ridden that where it’s been so hot you could cut it with a knife. You make a lot of stops, you water your horses. If you take care of your horse, they take care of you. Cause they’re tired of carrying us all the way there,” said Capt. of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Posse Jim Bunting.
“We’re carrying on the tradition that the posse’s been doing. I feel really honored to be part of that. Anything we do, the sheriff asks us to do, we do on horse back. Community events and things, the people really enjoy the horses,” Bunting said.
The Sheriff’s Posse will lead the Grand Entry at the Tri-State Rodeo from Sept. 4-7.