On Friday, August 30, members of the Peoria County Sheriff's Possee will begin the annual ride on horseback to Fort Madison, Iowa. They plan to leave the Peoria County Jail at 9 a.m., traveling approximately 140 miles to their destination. The Sheriff's Posse will lead the Grand Entry at the Tri-State Rodeo from September 4 through September 7. Peoria County citizens are invited to gather in the front parking lot of the Peoria County Jail to bid our Posse a safe ride.
The Sheriff's Posse was established in the 1950s. This ride was organized shortly thereafter, and they have been leading the Grand Entry ever since.