BIO: Ryder Thomas is a 10 year old bareback pony and steer rider from Marshville, NC. He started his rodeo career at the young age of 3 where he first competed in Mutton Bustin’ at the Jerome Davis “He Paid Your Fees” rodeo. He has since grown into the larger rough stock and currently competing in Foothills Youth Rodeo Association and South Carolina Youth Bullriders Association. In 2020 he was fortunate enough to bring home several awards including the All Around PeeWee saddle, the Championship Bareback Pony Buckle and the Reserve Champion Steer Riding Buckle from this year’s Jerome Davis “He Paid Your Fees” rodeo. He was also awarded this year’s Foothills Reserve All Around Wrangler Buckle, and the Reserve Wrangler Champion Steer Riding Buckle. Ryder is looking forward to the 2021 rodeo season and being a part of Team Beastmaster!