Every rodeo begins with the National Anthem and Old Glory waving her famous red, white and blue. The Special Needs Rodeo was no different. Larry Turner proudly rode around the arena on horseback, presenting the Stars and Stripes, while David Olsen honorably sang the National Anthem.
After the brief opening, Turner and Olsen joined over 20 other special needs cowboys and cowgirls in the arena to experience the thrill of a rodeo. They came with all different abilities but with the same chance to participate.