Parade of Flags

Parade of Flags: Business Letter 2018

Dear Business Flag Sponsor,

The growth of our sponsor flag program the past several years has been phenomenal.  The beauty and pageantry of all the flags flowing in the wind and winding throughout the arena has gotten us a very high number of favorable comments from fans.  It is our belief that it is also of value to the flag sponsors, particularly considering that all flag sponsors get mentioned on a special page in the day sheet; and also get mentioned several times on the electronic scoreboard during each rodeo performance.  This year will be our 85th Anniversary and we are gearing up for a great year!

The success of the flag program has been great and we are still asking for your help.  Many of the riders carrying flags come from as far away as Loomis, Brewster, and Winthrop, Wenatchee & Western Washington.  In order for this ceremony to be carefully choreographed it requires practices in advance of the rodeo.  Most sponsors have helped their rider by giving them some money for gas and practice expenses and many have also helped purchase the outfits that the riders are wearing during the rodeo.  In order for these volunteer riders to be fairly compensated for transportation costs and outfits, we are proposing that each sponsor pay a fee, suggested amount is at least $150.00, per year to help the riders defray their costs.

In addition, all businesses will be required to pay their riders directly.  These funds cannot be processed through our office.

Please direct your reply as soon as possible to:  421 Stampede Dr E, Omak WA  98841 or   You may also contact Amanda Knowles, (509) 429-5677 or Dan Salkawske, (509) 679-2000.      

Thank you again for your help in making the Omak Stampede one of the top family entertainment rodeos in the United States.



Dan Salkawske

Amanda Knowles

Grand Entry Directors


Parade of Flags: Reference Sheet

  • Stampede Directors and Coordinators:

    • Dan Salkawske 509- 679-2000
    • Amanda Knowles 509-429-5677
    • Omak Stampede Office, 826-1983
  • Flag Designers:

    • ProStitch Embroidery, 826-6858
    • Go USA, 662-3387 or 800-274-6872
  • Flag Requirements:

    • Flag Size:  3 ft x 5 ft
    • Flag Design:  Your business logo, design & color
    • Flag Pole:  1-1/8 in dowel, 8 ft long, painted white
    • Flag to be completed by July 25th
  • If you do not have a rider to carry your flag, please let us know so we can help.  Please get a name, telephone number and address from your rider for reference purposes.
  • While riding in the arena the PRCA requires the attire to be a long-sleeved western shirt, western jeans, western hat or helmet and western boots.

Parade of Flags: Rider Letter 2018

Hello Riders!

In 2018, Omak Stampede will be celebrating its 85th Anniversary!  It is time again to prepare for the Omak Stampede and Suicide Race and the great “Parade of Flags Grand Entry”.  We are hoping you will ride this year.

It is your responsibility to contact the business that you have worked with in the past to make arrangements for this year.  We need to know if the business you rode for last year helped you with the expenses such as your attire and gas.  If they did not, please let us know.  We will contact them so they will support the rider this year!  We suggest to them that they pay you at least $150.00.  In addition, all businesses will be required to pay their riders directly.  These funds cannot be processed through our office.

If you know of anyone who would like to participate in the Parade of Flags program, please have them call us.  We feel this is a great honor for all horsewomen & horsemen.

Friday is “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” night so please wear a pink shirt.  This night is representative of breast cancer awareness and Omak Stampede, Inc. donates $1.00 per ticket sold to the cancer society.

Please call Amanda at (509) 429-5677 or Dan at (509) 679-2000, or the Stampede Office at (509) 826-1983.

Practices are scheduled on:  Thurs., July 26th at 7:00pm;   Sunday, July 30th at 11:00am; Thursday, August 2nd at 7:00pm; and Sunday, August 5th at 11:00am.


In Western Friendship,

Dan Salkawske

Amanda Knowles

Grand Entry Directors


 For more information, please call The Stampede Office at (509) 826-1983.

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