Special Kids Rodeo (SKR) [5yr-HS]
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The Special Kids Rodeo is designed to provide kids with special needs the chance to experience Roots N’ Boots in a safe and supportive event.
Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek is excited to again host a Special Kids Rodeo (SKR) featuring fun cowboy activities just for special kids!
The free event is open to children from 5 years old through High School, who are receiving special education services through their local schools and/or Arizona Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) providers.
SKR is scheduled for Friday, March 17, 2023 from 9am until 1pm rain or shine at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Center located at 20464 E Riggs Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142 (directions). All activities will take place under cover and on a hard-packed dirt surface that is wheelchair friendly.
Please check back in the fall for updated 2024 information
There is no charge for your child to participate in SKR, but parking is $5 per vehicle. No pre-registration is required for individuals, and groups need to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate an arrival time.
If you are a group or school, registration for each child is required, but individuals need only come to the event during the activity hours to participate.
Please fill out an application and waiver for each child with special needs and bring it with you to the rodeo!
If you have more than one child with special needs, a separate waiver is required for each child, and add a note that they are siblings. Your child must have a completed and signed waiver to participate.
Questions can be sent to email@example.com
NOTE: a waiver and application must be completed for each SKR participant
Application and Waiver are updated for 2023
All SKR Rodeo buckaroos will gather at the SKR Rodeo Contestant area to be greeted and partnered with a buddy to assist them in completing activities as they journey down “Rodeo Road.” Children move from one station to another enjoying multi-sensory activities.
Waivers are a required item so don’t forget to bring yours!
The various opportunities are described below.
Activities (typical, but may change)
Meet the Queens
Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
Smiling faces, laughter and adorable animals are what you will find when you check out our Petting Zoo! Sponsored by Passey Farms, entry into the Petting Zoo is free! You may also have the opportunity to purchase feed to give to the animals. Your little one – and even the older folks in your group – will enjoy getting up close and personal with animals such as goats, chickens, and perhaps an alpalca!
Right next door to the Petting Zoo you will also find the Pony Rides! For just $5 your little wrangler can ride a gentle equine friend, which will be just their size!
Located just outside the southeast corner of the covered Arena #1, the petting zoo and pony rides will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – see our Schedule for hours of operation.