The Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Association is proud to announce the 17th Annual Lil' Pardners Rodeo, Sunday, June 9, 2013. We are very excited about the program and we're sure you will be too! You and your special child will be guests of the Livermore
Stockman’s Rodeo Association to be "cowboys and cowgirls for a day." This event will be limited to 40 mentally or physically challenged children who are between the ages of 5 and 15 years old. Attending family members are limited to 6, including your participating student. Parents are to provide transportation for themselves and their children. Note: this is not a school-sponsored event. The participants will be guests of the Livermore Stockmen's Rodeo Association.
The basic format of the Lil' Pardners Rodeo starts off with lunch and gifts donated by local businesses and individuals. Then your special-needs child is paired up with real cowboys and cowgirls, and engages in simulated rodeo activities.
The events include steer roping using pretend steers, eight-second rides on a hand-rocked bull and bareback horse, barrel racing using stick horses, and a ride on the back of a real horse! All events are designed to be appropriate for this group of special children.
The entire hour-long performance is announced by the official rodeo announcer for the Livermore Rodeo. Following completion of the events, each child is recognized with his/her cowboy "pardner," and is awarded a trophy and an autographed picture of the child and his/her cowboy "pardner."
The Lil' Pardners Rodeo involves special-needs children, demonstrating a broad range of handicapped or mental conditions. Children from the Tri-Valley community serve as the program's participants. Safety considerations are foremost at all times.
The Lil Pardners Rodeo is scheduled to precede the Livermore Rodeo performance, with the general public in attendance invited to see this heartwarming event. The Lil' Pardners Rodeo participants and their families are then treated as our guests to the Livermore Rodeo, so they can see their cowboy "pardners" in action.
We hope to see you there!