the history of miss silver spurs
People are familiar with the glamour found in the Miss America Pageant, but the glamour isn’t limited to just one organization. In 1955, International Rodeo Management (IRM) developed the concept of Miss Rodeo America and held its first pageant later that year. Combining the action of rodeo with the beauty and fashion you’d normally find in a pageant, it wouldn’t be long before young women and girls from across the country created their own Miss Rodeo titles.
After 16 years of putting on rodeos, the Silver Spurs Rodeo was gaining a reputation for not only having the biggest purse (also known as prize money) East of the Mississippi but also for being a fun, family-friendly event. In 1960, the Silver Spurs Riding Club created the title of Miss Silver Spurs to help spread the word about the Silver Spurs Rodeo during community events and when visiting other rodeos. Successfully grabbing the attention of audiences across Central Florida, the Silver Spurs Riding Club would go on to add the titles of Little Miss Silver Spurs in 1972 and Junior Miss Silver Spurs in 2014.