Monterey County Special Education students saddled up for the annual Special Buckaroos Rodeo event held Saturday, July 23 at the California Rodeo Salinas. Students were outfitted with a cowboy hat, t-shirt, bandana, rope, and a contestant number, and participated in special rodeo events, including roping a dummy steer and riding a real horse. The Special Buckaroos shares the sport of professional rodeo with children with disabilities. Each student received a rodeo bag filled with goodies including a participant trophy.
The event is coordinated by the California Rodeo Salinas Special Buckaroos Committee.