DENVER (CBS4)– A group of children and teenagers took over one of the main arenas at the National Western Stock Show for a rodeo on Tuesday.

The annual PRCA Exceptional Rodeo was at the Denver Coliseum where professionals teamed up with children living with special needs.

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They helped the kids ride horses and bulls, pose for pictures with rodeo queens, and even do some barrel racing and calf roping!

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“It’s fun to actually be here and experience it in a different way. And see them experience it in a really fun way and see how fun it is,” said teacher Krista Pruett.

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The stock show is in town through Jan. 21.

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