At RodeoKids.com our mission is to provide for the future of rodeo. Rodeo and the western lifestyle carry a legacy of hard work, solid morals, integrity, compassion, character, family and faith.
According to the Farm Bureau, alarmingly, only two percent of our rodeo audience today has direct ties to agriculture and that number has continued to decrease. RodeoKids.com is committed to shedding light on this industry to remind those who are already involved who we are and invite others to join us.
The RodeoKids.com Vision: Camarie Widmer’s (founder of RodeoKids.com) has a vision for RodeoKids.com to be the place people go when they want to learn about all things rodeo. From how to get involved, to practice drills youth can use to hone their skills, tips to being a better competitor, learning facts about rodeo or anything else. When people go to a youth event, she want’s RodeoKids.com to be the place they’re finding their information and sharing it with others. She can see RodeoKids.com banner’s fences and large booths where kids can come to ask questions, find opportunities, and learn about the right products to use.
“I have big plans for RodeoKids.com. The industry needs a place that not only provides products, but that truly educates youth both inside and outside of the arena. This lifestyle has so much to offer, but we’re a minority in this world. If we aren’t careful, the majority will take it away. Therefore, we have to do whatever it takes to keep people involved and being good representatives for generations to come!”
How RodeoKids.com got started: At the 2018 National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV, owner of RodeoKids.com, Camarie Widmer, spent an evening talking to different people in the industry throughout the night about youth in the industry and what their companies were doing to support the youth. Each conversation led to the same answer, “we sponsor some youth events” and maybe “we sponsor a few kids.” At the time, not one of them were doing anything to specifically educate the youth.
On the way back to her hotel room that night, in an elevator all by herself, the idea for RodeoKids.com. “I remember almost feeling like the words smacked me on the forehead. I even remember putting my hand on my forehead and repeating ‘RodeoKids.com’ out loud multiple times. It was like God was telling me, this is what’s next for you.”
Since then, her mission has been to create a platform where youth and families can go to find information, inspiration and opportunities to get involved and stay involved in the western lifestyle. With the help of professional rodeo athletes, coaches, competitors, business leaders, entertainers and others involved in the western industry, RodeoKids.com has created podcasts, blogs and videos to use and share.
“I invite you to join RodeoKids.com on this journey by listening to the podcast, reading the blogs, watching the videos and following us on social media. We simply ask that you share what you like with your friends and family.”