San Dimas Rodeo October 12 & 13 2019

Challenged Buckaroos

This event is open to Special Needs Children ages 3-12 (80lb. weight limit) No experience is required and only the first 35 applicants will be accepted.

Special needs children in San Dimas and surrounding communities can participate in real rodeo events at the 2012 San Dimas Challenged Buckaroos Rodeo. Events include bull riding, bareback riding, calf roping, and barrel racing. Children are paired with a professional cowboys or cowgirl to assist them with the different events. Instead of riding real bucking bulls and horses, the children ride stick horses, rope “dummy” steers and ride a specially designed, hand-rocked bareback horse and bull. All the children who participate in the San Dimas Challenged Buckaroos Rodeo receive a T-shirt, bandana, lariat rope and a photo taken with their cowboy/cowgirl partner.

“The Challenged Buckaroo Rodeo is an opportunity for some very special kids to Cowboy-Up and Rodeo! Experience the excitement of meeting real cowboys and cowgirls and cheered on by their fans in the arena and in the grandstands. It is a wonderful way for rodeo fans and the Rodeo Committee to give a great day to some great kids,” says Bob Hardcastle this past year’s Buckaroo Rodeo Chairperson.

To sign-up or to request additional information call our Rodeo Office


Or you can download the Challenged Buckaroo Rodeo Application & Waiver.

Complete all requested information on the application and email it to: