SAN ANGELO, Texas — This year was the eighth annual San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo's Special Edition took place. Although It was a quiet morning on the fairgrounds, it was a busy and exciting room of full energy inside the Foster Communications Coliseum.
The San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Special Edition gave students from the Concho Valley, the Big Country and surrounding areas the opportunity to experience the three week event in one day.
There were 110 students ranging from 4-19-years-old who showed up to this year's event.
"So it's just an opportunity for kids from local schools, that have special needs, to come in and enjoy a day just like any other kid can at the rodeo," Whitney Shorb, volunteer, said. "I think it's important because these kids are fantastic children and they deserve the same opportunities as every other kid. Sometimes they may feel like they get over looked. So we just want them to know that the livestock and rodeo industry, we love them dearly and we want them to have the same experience every other kid is able to have."
With the help of the Future Farmers of America ambassadors and other volunteers, these students were able to get hands-on experience.
They were taught a slew of techniques. Each child also had the opportunity to learn skills in barrel racing, calf roping and bull riding.