The Connors State College Rodeo Team spent a day interacting with children from the Oklahoma School for the Blind during Western Heritage Days on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Western Heritage Days is an event hosted by the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association specifically for the Oklahoma School for the Blind.
The event, held at the Silver Spur Ranch Indoor Arena in Haskell, Oklahoma, offered the CSC Rodeo Team the opportunity to help with horseback and pony rides, stage coach and wagon rides, mechanical bull riding, dummy roping, rock wall climbing, fishing and mentorships to the kids from the School for the Blind.
“We wanted to instill in our students the importance of giving back to the community, and this sounded like a great event,” said CSC Head Rodeo Coach, Jake Lawson. “It’s also a cause that touches us personally as we graduated a student from our horse program, Landon Edwards, who was an alumni of the School for the Blind.”
The CSC Rodeo Team became involved through a client of their horse program and father of a former rodeo student, Mr. Jack Bogart. Bogart serves on the leadership board of the OklahomaQuarter Horse Association and asked the CSC Equine Program to participate.
“Our students did a tremendous job bonding and looking after the students,” said Lawson. “It is a great event and we are very honored to have been a part of it.”
See a full album of photos from the day online HERE.