Tess Robinson of Casper gives "Bill" a pat during her ride at the Special Olympics Rodeo on June 17, at the Casper Events Center. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)
About 50 Special Olympians from around the country participated in the annual Special Olympics Rodeo on Saturday morning at the Casper Events Center.
The event has been held in conjunction with the College National Finals Rodeo since its arrival in Casper.
Special Olympians are paired with CNFR contestants to participate in events such as horseback riding, roping, and simulated bareback rides. The athletes receive prizes and gifts for their participation.