Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Special Kids' Rodeo.
The 2017 Special Kids' Rodeo will be held on Sunday, June 18.
download the application below and submit via fax or email.
Applications may also be mailed, however, space is available on a
first-come first-registered basis.
If you have questions or would like to request an application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
|The final deadline to apply, space permitting, is May 29, 2017
Special Kids’ Rodeo (SKR) is one of the most popular events at the Reno
Rodeo. Open to children and young adults under the age of 18 with
physical and mental exceptionalities, this annual event is a fun way for
children to experience the cowboy way of life first hand. Participants
enjoy riding a “mechanical” bull, roping steer dummies, riding a horse,
2017 Special Kids’ Rodeo will take place on Sunday, June 18th. At the
time of application, participants may choose either the 1:00, 1:45 or
2:30 performance time. Space is limited to 40 participants during each
session. The SKR is held in the Indoor Pavilion Arena at the Reno
Livestock Events Center. During the SKR performance, all of the children
are assisted (as needed) into the rodeo arena by volunteers of the Reno
Rodeo Association. While the SKR is put on by the Reno Rodeo
Association and its many volunteers, it requires the generosity of the
community to make it really successful. If you’d like to cheer on the
SKR participants, all SKR performances are open to the public.
History of the Special Kids Rodeo
1983, PRCA Cowboys wanted to give something back to the communities in
which they performed. Out of this desire came the Exceptional Kids
Rodeo, which pairs children who have special needs with rodeo cowboys.
The Reno Rodeo was one of the first Rodeos to introduce this event to
rodeo fans in 1983 and it continues today as SKR. SKR is an event for
children who are mentally or physically challenged. The intent of the
Reno Rodeo Association and its members is to give these children the
opportunity to interact with animals they would see perform in the rodeo
as well as rope steer dummies and ride mechanical bulls and horses.