June 10, 2018
February 24, 2018
Livermore High - Large Gym
Livermore Rodeo Foundation in partnership with Livermore Stockmen's
Rodeo Association is proud to announce the 23rd Annual Lil' Pardners
Rodeo, Sunday, June 10, 2018. 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 Rodeo Foundation and 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
the participant. 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 Rodeo Foundation and the Livermore
Stockmen's Rodeo Association.
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.
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.
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.
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!