EUGENE, Ore. — Some local kids are starting to brush the dust off their cowboy hats to get ready for the Eugene Pro Rodeo Kids Club.
Wednesday, around 800 kids will fill the Oregon Horse Center for the camp.
Organizers say kids will listen to stories inside a tee-pee, learn how to rope, and visit with some of the rodeo’s biggest animals, including a Clydesdale horse. They say it’s a way to recruit the next generation of rodeo participants.
“Let the kids know hey this is a lot of fun, there is a Western culture that you’re part of because you live in this part of the world,” said Larry Wicklund, Eugene Pro Rodeo Kids Club director.
Admission costs a dollar for kids, and adults are free.
The Eugene Pro Rodeo starts next week.