Exceptional Rodeo

Exceptional Rodeo - Spooner, Wisconsin

Thursday night action at the Spooner Rodeo begins at 6:00 p.m. with 45 minutes of fun and excitement for our Heart of the North Exceptional Rodeo contestants.  The Spooner Rodeo Committee is pleased to host this annual event for area youth with special needs.  This event is an experience of a lifetime for many of our young contestants and their families.  The young contestants eagerly look forward to this event each year and cherish the lasting memories long after the events are over.

During the 45 minute program, youth participants are partnered with cowboys and cowgirls of all ages who assist them with taking part in specially designed rodeo events.  Steer roping, stick horse racing, flag races and 8 second rides on a hand-rocked horse and bull are just some of the unique thrills our young contestants and Rodeo partners will experience.

The Exceptional Rodeo has long been a popular part of the Spooner Rodeo since its introduction many years ago.  Although the national exceptional rodeo program was discountinued, The Heart of the North Rodeo Committee keeps the tradition alive under their local leadership.

Youth contestants recieve cowboy hats, bandanas, and other souvenirs to remember their special night the Spooner Rodeo Arena.  Long after their trophies gather dust and their hats no longer fit, these young people will still hold dear their memories of this special night.

Online Application will be available March 2025 for the 71st Annual Spooner Rodeo! 

If you have questions, please email spoonerexceptionalrodeo@gmail.com