history of the silver spurs rodeo
Celebrating 80 years of rich tradition and thrilling entertainment, the Silver Spurs Rodeo stands as a monumental event in Osceola County, Florida.
Originating from a modest meeting of Osceola County ranchers in the early 1940s, this rodeo has grown into the largest east of the Mississippi River and is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). Beyond entertainment, the Silver Spurs Riding Club has continually given back to the community, contributing nearly $100,000 to non-profits since 2020 alone.
The roots of the Silver Spurs Rodeo trace back to 1941 when these pioneering ranchers united to participate in the inaugural parade for Florida Governor Spessard Holland in Tallahassee. Their remarkable appearance garnered statewide attention, igniting a passion to continue in their shared love of horseback riding. This historic event, deeply embedded in the heart of Osceola County, not only celebrates the timeless spirit of rodeo but also honors the legacy of those early ranchers who laid its foundation.
As the Silver Spurs Rodeo marks its 80th anniversary, it remains a testament to the enduring charm of rodeo culture and the unbreakable bond within the community.
share your story!
The 80th anniversary of the Silver Spurs is here and we're excited to celebrate this important moment in a special way. We're inviting you, our community, to join in by sharing your stories and experiences. Whether it's about an unforgettable rodeo, a family tradition, or friendships made at the event, your stories are an important part of the Silver Spurs history.