Will Rogers Range Riders was formed in the late 1930′s as the panhandle region experienced economic growth and expansion while recovering from the Great Depression. In Amarillo, a group of business men and professionals came together to form a new club. Being predominately from rural backgrounds these men shared an interest in horses and western heritage. Chartered in 1941, the club was named after the late humorist, author and philosopher to become “Will Rogers Range Riders.” In 1946 the club was incorporated as a non- profit undertaking. The mission of Will Rogers Range Riders is to foster good will in the Texas panhandle region through benevolent, charitable and educational activities.
On countless occasions through the years groups and individuals in need have found the Range Riders willing to help with man power, facilities, equipment and funds. Some of the beneficiaries of Range Rider assistance include; the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, Camp Alphie, Agape, area 4-H clubs, West Texas A&M University, local law enforcement departments, area schools and most recently the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.