Every year, the day before the rodeo opens to the public, as many as 4000 children in grades three to five from over a dozen local school districts, private schools, home schools, and parochial school kids attend as guests of the rodeo. This is a private performance through special arrangements made with the school districts.
Prior to attending teachers are provided with special material that acquaints them with rodeos and their part in our nation’s history. Professional cowboys and cowgirls, many of whom are world champions, perform for a morning of sheer amazing thrills and spills.
Most of the children have never experienced the sights and sounds (oh, and smells) of a rodeo. It is truly a special day for all involved.