Colorado State University Gives Children with Disabilities the Full Rodeo Experience

In *All, Youth, Family, & Communities by Ag is America

Children with physical and developmental disabilities got a firsthand rodeo experience at the Exceptional Rodeo, a program supported by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Associations (PRCA).

Several PRCA cowboys and rodeo queens volunteered to lead 22 children through some traditional rodeo stations, including steer wrestling, barrel racing, roping, bull riding, and bronc riding. Participants even got to visit with the Denver Broncos’ mascot, Thunder.

The event was managed by the Temple Grandin Equine Center, a program of Colorado State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Adam Daurio, director of Administration for the Temple Grandin Equine Center, said “the Exceptional Rodeo is a perfect example of fulfilling the land-grant mission.”

To learn more about this program and Colorado State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences, read more here.

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