Kathy Baker

Kathy Baker explains the significance of Silver Spurs Rodeo what it means for future generations

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Whether you like it or not, time changes things. For better or for worse, change is subjective. For many longtime residents in Osceola County, traditions like the rodeo and ranching aren’t just hobbies; they’re a way of life. As many of you may know, the Silver Spurs Riding Club was founded by ranching families that had a passion for horsemanship and …

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Ham Brown shares his fondness for Silver Spurs Rodeo and what it takes to raise cattle

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Driving through some parts of Osceola County, away from the theme parks and shopping malls, you’ll see ranch land for miles that make up some of the country’s largest cattle operations, rodeo elements on the sidewalks in our historic downtown, and roads named after ranching families or influencers. While most people drive down Ham Brown Road to go home or to Horizon …

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The Lifetime Achievement Award: Celebrating Decades of Volunteerism

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Behind the fireworks, trophies and rodeo action, an army of volunteers puts on the show that has been putting smiles on faces in our community for over 70 years. From preparing the food for the concession stands to working the chutes gates and taking tickets at the box office, the volunteers of the Silver Spurs Rodeo do it all. Despite …

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Which past Silver Spurs champions have made it big?

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Each year, the Silver Spurs Rodeo welcomes competitors from across the country into the arena, giving locals a chance to see how some of them earned the title Rodeo Champion. However, Silver Spurs has certainly produced its own share of homegrown champs! From the heart of Osceola County all the way to Las Vegas for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo …

Why every Florida vacation should include a rodeo in Orlando

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In 2015, Florida became the first state to welcome more than 100 million out-of-state and international tourists, and according to our partners at Experience Kissimmee, over over 7 million visitors stay in Kissimmee annually. Between the beaches, theme parks, and all the other cool things you can do in Florida, it’s no surprise that Central Florida is a top U.S. destination …

The Coca-Cola Cowboy: Not your average cowboy

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Behind the fireworks, trophies and rodeo action, there is an army of volunteers putting on the show that has been bringing smiles to faces in our community for over 70 years. From preparing the food for the concession stands to working the chutes gates and taking tickets at the box office the volunteers of the Silver Spurs Rodeo do it …

Here’s proof that you should attend a rodeo in Kissimmee at least once

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Whether it’s your first time visiting Florida or you’re native to the Sunshine State, there will always be something that surprises you. Kissimmee makes people think of vacations and characters, swamplands and easy access to beaches, but what about the legacy of the original folks that settled here? Way back when, agriculture wasn’t just the driving force of Florida’s economy, it also …

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Why Kissimmee rodeo tickets make the best stocking stuffer

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While everyone is sweating over the fact that it’s 80 degrees in December, people are forgetting what holiday is right around the corner. Christmas. And while everyone loves to break out the ugly sweaters and bake cookies, there can be some pressure to find the perfect holiday gift. But, what exactly is the perfect gift? Is it a movie your …

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What to know about trick riders and the magic behind trick riding

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When you hear the word “tricks”, what comes to mind? Evel Knievel riding a motorcycle, jumping over part of the Grand Canyon? Or maybe something like one of David Blaine’s magic tricks? While both of these types of tricks are entertaining and exciting, the rodeo world has a different trick up its sleeve! Meet trick riding (not to be confused …