This Wasn’t United Rock Products’ First Rodeo

October 23, 2017

United Rock Products (URP) was once again a corporate sponsor at the 23rd Annual San Dimas Western Days Rodeo,held on October 7 & 8, 2017. A Western Days Rodeo sponsor’s role is also a supporting role of scholarships for agricultural and art students, the Challenged Buckaroos Rodeo for special needs children, Ride for Life for Cancer Awareness, Blood Drives with the American Red Cross, hippotheraphy programs for children & adults and programs assisting adults with special needs.

The San Dimas Western Days Rodeo is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the great sport of rodeo. The organization prides itself on their continuous support and betterment of local communities – primarily through their educational scholarship program.

This wasn’t United Rock Products’ first rodeo. Through the years and in 2017, United Rock Products has been part of this rodeo by supplying the horse arena sand. URP is proud to support such a beloved event. San Dimas Western Days Rodeo is renowned for organizing exciting rodeo events, as well as bringing together the community, and for its support of local special needs children.  

Each year, the highlight of the weekend is Sunday’s performance when the Challenged Buckaroos Rodeo occurs. Special needs children in San Dimas and surrounding communities participate in real rodeo events. Children are paired with a professional cowboy or cowgirl to assist them with the different events. The events include bull riding, bareback riding, calf roping, and barrel racing. Instead of riding real bucking bulls and horses, the children ride stick horses, rope “dummy” steers and ride a specially designed, hand-rocked bareback horse and bull.

San Dimas Western Day Rodeo is a sanctioned PRCA ProRodeo™. The PRCA goes to great lengths to ensure the proper care, handling, and treatment of all animals involved in PRCA-sanctioned rodeos.