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By Matthew Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Rascal Rodeo provides opportunity

Special needs cowboys show off talents


Last updated 7/14/2023 at 7:33am

Matthew Stephens | Cheney Free Press

Scot Allerdings teaches Oliver the basics of steer roping during the Rascal Rodeo held on July 9.

CHENEY - The Rascal Rodeo, a non-profit out of Pasco, WA, held their free adaptive rodeo event on Sunday July 9, and the group brought smiles and opportunity to those with specific needs.

Ann-Erica Whitemarsh is the founder and executive director of the Rascal Rodeo, and she said the turnout was great this year.

She said being a non-profit means all the funding is donated, and that's how they keep the event free to the public.

"We are able to provide these events free of charge because we have some great partnerships with businesses down in the Tri-Cities," Whitemarsh said. "Some help pa...

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