This one-of-a-kind industry event brings together HDD contractors to showcase their skills and compete for bragging rights — for a bounty of prizes!  The competition will be fierce and the educational seminars and fantastic expo add another level to this incredible event. Be a part of this high-energy and exciting competition! See you Sept. 25-27 in Independence, Missouri! Who’s with us?!

General Attendees

What is the HDD Rodeo?

This one-of-a-kind industry event brings together HDD contractors to showcase their skills and compete for bragging rights — for a bounty of prizes!  The competition will be fierce and the educational seminars and fantastic expo add another level to this incredible event.

When and where is the 2024 HDD Rodeo?

The HDD Rodeo takes place Sept. 25-27, 2024 in Independence, Missouri.

When does registration open?

Registration for the 2024 HDD Rodeo will open April 30, 2024.

When did the first HDD Rodeo take place?

The first HDD Rodeo took place in December 1998, in Grapevine, Texas, and five more followed through 2006. You can see a brief history on trenchlesstechnology.com.

What else can you expect at the HDD Rodeo besides the drilling competition?

Besides the drilling competition, we will have a two-track technical seminar day, as well as exhibiting companies, live demos, food and fun! This is a “can’t miss” event for trenchless technology professionals in 2024.

How many attendees will be at the HDD Rodeo?

We anticipate more than 800 attendees from all over the country to participate at the HDD Rodeo. Great opportunity to network, educate and show your teams skills!

World Trenchless Day is Sept. 26. Will you be celebrating the occasion?

YES! We will be celebrating World Trenchless Day on Sept. 26 with a special party at the HDD Rodeo — Come celebrate with us! Let us know you want to join the party here:  Welcome | HDD Rodeo ​

Who is Benjamin Media, Inc.?

Benjamin Media Inc. (BMI) is a leading publisher of construction magazines, conferences and custom publishing — in particular, BMI publishes Trenchless Technology magazine, the award-winning leader of trenchless media. Trenchless Technology Magazine.

Who is Mark One Electric?

Kansas City-based Mark One Electric provides construction services from design/build and pre-construction to underground, data/comm and specialty systems. During its tenure, Mark One has grown to more than 200 employees and is the specialty contractor of choice for the Kansas City construction community.  Learn more at markone.com.

Drilling Competition

When is the 2024 HDD Rodeo?

The HDD Rodeo takes place Sept. 25-27, 2024 in Independence, Missouri.

When does registration open?

Registration for the 2024 HDD Rodeo drill crew competition will open April 30, 2024.

When did the first HDD Rodeo take place?

The first HDD Rodeo took place in December 1998, in Grapevine, Texas, and five more followed through 2006. You can see a brief history on trenchlesstechnology.com.

When does the drilling competition takes place?

The drilling competition takes place Sept. 26 and 27, rain or shine.

How many drill crews will be participating?

We anticipate 30 drill crews from all over the country participating in the HDD Rodeo —

How can our drill crew register for the HDD Rodeo?

Please fill out the form here that you want to participate in the competition, and we will send you more information in the coming weeks.

What if it rains?

This is an outdoor, construction event — Drillers know the drill. Plan for any possible inclement weather as the drilling competition will go on as expected. Boots, rain gear, etc. are each drill crew’s responsibility.

How can our drill crew participate in the drilling competition?

Please fill out the form here that you want to participate in the competition, and we will send you more information in the coming weeks.

What is the soil type?

We anticipate a sandy loam and will have some samples in the next month.

How many crossings?

Only one shot with a mock utility to go under.

Does it matter is they keep flow, frac out, etc.?

Frac-outs will be penalized.

Are there different categories for different size drills?

No.

Sponsors, Exhibitors & Prizes

What sponsorship options are available?

We have a full slate of sponsorship opportunities available. For details download our sponsor prospectus.

What exhibiting options are available?

All booths are outdoors and are 20×20. For details download our sponsor prospectus.

How can our company donate prizes to the winning drill crews?

We have a slew of award options. Let us know here that your company wants to donate prizes to the winning drill crews and we will send you more information. You can contact Kelly VanNatten or Dan Sisko for details. You can also  download Prize Donation Form.

Other Questions

What lodging is available?

Please visit our hotels and lodging page for more information.

Can we bring an RV or Camp?

RV Park is located at 406 S Pleasant St, Independence MO. They have 46 RV sites only. 55’ max rig length. 30 full hook-ups; 16 electric-water hook-ups. 30/50 amp. Tables, water, dump, laundry, internet, pet friendly. 4 star rating per All Stays. Phone: 816-254-1815. Website: campusrvpark.com. Campers are responsible for their own reservations. Campground is 12 mins/5.8 miles from drilling competition.

Blue Springs Lake Campground Jackson County Park is located at 5400 NE Campground Rd, Lee’s Summit MO. They have 82 sites. 10 pull-thrus, 30 full hook-ups, 39 electric, 13 electric-water hookups. 20/30/50 amp. Tables, grill, water toilets, showers, dump, laundry, firewood. 5 star rating per All stays. Phone: 816-503-4800. website: makeourdayhere.com. Campers are responsible for their own reservations. Campground is 13 mins/7.9 miles from drilling competition.

Will there be food available?

Yes, there will be several food trucks at onsite. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Will transportation be provided?

No. Each attendee, drill crew and exhibitor will be expected to provide their own transportation to the sites.