Carson Valley Visitors Authority moves “Carson Valley Visitor Authority” Deadline to Oct. 11

Gardnerville, Nev.Due to a last minute spate of requests, the Carson Valley Visitors Authority,, has extended the deadline one extra week to Oct. 11 for individuals to submit an audition video to be the “Carson Valley Rider.” The tourism agency launched a campaign last month to find one horse savvy woman to become a spokesperson for the region and tell visitors why Carson Valley, Nev. is “Rugged. Relaxed. Reachable.” all while riding a horse.
The job recruitment video ( and posting have generated 13 applicants to date. People competing for the job include former Miss Nevada Julianna Erdesz, a fifth generation Carson Valley woman, and a University of Nevada, Reno student among others. The videos can be viewed on YouTube by searching “Carson Valley Rider Contest.”
The full job description is listed on the Carson Valley Visitors Authority website and advertised on, CareerBuilder, Craigslist and
Carson Valley Rider Qualifications:
  • A woman who exudes country confidence with an urban edge
  • Must be able to keep a horse between you and the ground. Rodeo skills not necessary, but, we wouldn’t turn you away either.
  • Enthusiastic about trying new activities and open to adventure
  • Comfortable, convincing and charming in front of a camera
  • Real, authentic and friendly
  • Not afraid to get your hands dirty
Interested applicants can apply by submitting a 3-5 minute personal video on why they should be the Carson Valley Rider. The finalist will receive an all-expense paid outfitted four-night, five-day adventure in the Carson Valley for herself and a guest.
The rider will be compensated with a “salary of real experiences” from participating sponsors like 1862 David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort & Spa, the Carson Valley Inn, Topaz Lodge and Casino, Soaring NV, area ski resorts and J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room.
She will be featured in videos and promotions filmed on location throughout the Carson Valley through October 2014.
Contact: Christina Proctor or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 or