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RODEO JUNE 28 – JULY 4

HAPPY HEARTS RODEO

30jun5:00 pm6:00 pmHAPPY HEARTS RODEO FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 840 Rodeo Dr

Time

(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Prescott Rodeo Grounds

840 Rodeo Dr

Event Details

FREE EVENT. COME CHEER THEM ON!!!

Come out and watch special-needs youngsters, ages 5-12, be rodeo stars at the Happy Hearts Rodeo.

There are five events in the arena:

  • Barrel Racing – riding a stick horse to go around safety cones
  • Goat Tie – tying a ribbon around a stuffed goat tail
  • Live Horse Back – participants wear a helmet and ride a horse
  • Roping – roping a plastic steer head attached to a bale of hay
  • Barrel Riding – riding a slightly rocking barrel, which simulates a bucking horse or bull.

Each event has been adapted for children with special needs. The children are surrounded by volunteers who make sure they wear helmets when riding the horse and that they are kept safe at all times. A first aid station is available while in the arena, with water and the cool wraps to be returned before the end of event.

Each contestant is given awards, a goodie bag provided by local sponsors, a Wrangler bandanna, girls receive a cowgirl sash, boys receive a cowboy banner, snacks, dinner, and rodeo tickets for those who want to see the first rodeo performance. Each year we have a face painter or some type of entertainment. Photos are taken during the event.

Big thanks go out to our local sponsors, Prescott Frontier Days®, Inc. Board of Directors, volunteers, and Wrangler for providing donations to help put this event together.

Background:
In the 1980’s the wife of a PRCA cowboy conceived an idea to offer exceptional children a first-hand rodeo experience. In partnership with the PRCA, the idea became reality and Prescott Frontier Days® (PFD), was honored to participate. After several years, the PRCA program was dissolved, but PFD continued the tradition, recognizing the need within our own community. Rodeo events are modified and take place on the ground so each contestant can participant. Over the last 20+ years PFD has partnered with Horses with Heart, which has allowed us to be able to expand the events in the arena. VISIT WEBSITE

THIS EVENT IS FREE TO CONTESTANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Points of Contact:

Becky Cochell
Happy Hearts Rodeo Chair
Email: bcochell1085@gmail.com

Jan Grise
Riding Director, Horses with Heart
Email: hwhprograms@gmail.com
Website: www.horseswithheartaz.org

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