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People with special needs take part in Rascal Rodeo

People with special needs take part in Rascal Rodeo
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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Rascal Rodeo took place in Kennewick today. Ranch and Home hosted the event for people with special needs.

People with disabilities had the chance to ride horses, rope steer, and even straddle 55-gallon barrels that look like bulls.

Tri-City Animal Shelter sponsored the event.

Rascal Rodeo founder Ann-Erica Whitemarsh says it's designed to give participants a sense of accomplishment and an adrenaline rush.

"Special needs people can do different things, despite coming in wheelchairs, despite being blind or considered disabled or handicapped. We set those differences aside and show the communities that they can do things," says Whitemarsh.

The Rodeo is funded by donations and sponsorships.
This is the 13th Rascal Rodeo held this year alone.
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