The Woodlake Lions Rodeo began the High-Five Rodeo” program in 2019, to give developmentally-disabled individuals an opportunity to participate in modified versions of rodeo events and learn some of the every day skills of the cowboy life.
“Participants are paired up with real-life cowboys and cowgirls, Miss Woodlake Lions Rodeo, bullfighters, and other performers and key personnel involved in the production of our rodeo, as they go through rodeo-related stations in the rodeo arena,” explained William Valero, past Woodlake Lions Club President.
“High-Five Rodeo” participants compete in a stick-horse barrel race, learn how to rope a dummy steer head, ride a horse, enjoy petting some livestock, and learn some of the rules of rodeo.
The 2022 High-Five Rodeo will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022. If you are part of an organization or educational program serving developmentally-disabled individuals, and would like to find out more information about being part of the HIgh-Five Rodeo, please email email@example.com.