Special Kids Rodeo (SKR) [5yr-HS]
2022 Update coming soon!
Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek is excited to announce the 10th Annual Special Kids Rodeo (SKR). This event will feature 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 18, 2022 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.
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 email@example.com to coordinate an arrival time.
If you are a group or school, registration is required, but individuals need only come to the event during the activity hours to participate.
Please fill out a waiver for each child with special needs and bring it with you to the rodeo! Waivers are a required item so don’t forget to bring yours!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Forms are here.
NOTE: a waiver must be completed for each SKR participant
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.
The various opportunities are described below.
Meet the Queens
Free 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.