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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.

how to apply

One of the unique aspects of this pageant compared to other beauty pageants is that it prepares the contestants for the competition. After filling out the Miss Silver Spurs application and paying a nonrefundable $100 entry and application fee, the Miss Silver Spurs Committee will review and approve all qualified applications and notify the girls of when the first Miss Silver Spurs contestant meeting will take place.

Leading up to the Miss Silver Spurs competition, the contestants will meet throughout the month with the current Miss Silver Spurs Queens and Miss Silver Spurs Committee to learn what to expect from the judges and how to prepare for the competition. Contestants will go through mock interview sessions to prepare them for future media interviews, learn proper poise and etiquette for when they are out in public and practice many questions to prepare them for rodeo industry or Silver Spurs Riding Club-related questions they might receive during their reign.

This year’s pageant will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2024. For more information about Miss Silver Spurs, Junior Miss Silver Spurs, and Little Miss Silver Spurs, please contact Tihler Franey, Chairperson, at 321-624-9251 anytime between 10 AM – 8 PM.


2024 Miss Silver Spurs Court

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Bailee Jeannin

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Savannah Watts

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Cooper Mohen

meet your miss silver spurs court

Riley Derosa


Riley DeRosa is the 17 year old daughter of Patrick and Haley DeRosa. She currently attends Freedom High School as a Senior with hopes of becoming a veterinarian and attending the University of Florida. She was born and raised inOrlando, Florida but don’t let that fool you. She is a cowgirl all the way.

She first found her love for horses at the age of 5. Starting off as an English rider but quickly moving to and falling in love with the western way of riding on her horse Ariel. Riley truly loves learning all types of riding from jumping to western trail and pleasure, and now being a rodeo queen. She has always enjoyed watching the rodeo from a young age and is looking forward to getting to participate, and support the great Silver Spurs Rodeo.

Outside of school she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, running track, cross country, and learning new skills in horseback riding. She has also been building her experience riding other horses, although Ariel is her favorite. Riley is beyond excited to represent and support the Silver Spurs Rodeo as your 2023 MissSilver Spurs.

Riley would like to take a moment to thank her sponsors Noma and G, Grandma and Papa, and all her other family members who have supported her along the way. She would like to say a special thank you to Mrs. Vickie Turocy, “You have gone above and beyond for me, and have always offered me a horse, advice, or anything else that I needed. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you and your support. Thank you for all your help.”

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Your 2023 Junior Miss Silver Spurs, Miss Horsemanship, and Miss Photogenic winner, Lindsey Ann Yma, was born and raised in Osceola County, where her family has resided for decades. Lindsey is an 8th grade student at Harmony Middle School, where she serves on student council, is Vice President of the Fishing Team, and active FFA member. Lindsey is 14 years old and the daughter of Sharise and Israel Yma. She is the youngest of four siblings, a proud Aunt to her three nephews, and beloved granddaughter of the late Jim Swan.

Lindsey enjoys volunteering for several school clubs, loves to ride horses, spending time with all her animals and treasures spending time with family. She also enjoys volunteering alongside her mom with the Osceola County Mounted Patrol.

Lindsey’s favorite bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.”Lindsey is beyond grateful to serve on the court and represent the iconic, largest rodeo, east of the Mississippi, the Silver Spurs Rodeo as your 2023 Junior Miss Silver Spurs!



Your 2023 Little Miss Silver Spurs and most photogenic is a 5th generation Silver Spurs member and cattle rancher, Ivey Rousch of Osceola County. Her parents are Brandon and RyAnne Rousch. She has deep roots in Osceola County being a 5generation cattle rancher she loves the industry of agriculture. Ivey also represents her heritage and family, being a 4generation to perform in the Silver Spurs Quadrille. When Ivey isn’t wearing her crown and representing the rodeo, she is showing her Boer goats and heifers. She loves to compete and work with her animals. She has proven her skills by winning multiple showmanship awards.

Ivey is honored to be representing the Silver Spurs Rodeo and is thankful for her loving sponsors J&N Stone and Osceola Air. Also, a big thank you to Ms. Martha Booth for keeping Ivey up to date in beautiful clothes and to Ms. Liz Swartzkoph for helping Ivey and designing amazing belts to keep her fashionable.

Ivey is excited to fulfill her role as Little Miss Silver Spurs and hopes to make Osceola County proud. Once a little girl dreaming of rodeo queens has now become a reality and Ivey is thrilled to be living her dream.