Silver Spurs Rodeo Blog

2021 Women’s Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Brenda Hensel served the Silver Spurs Riding Club for four decades

Brenda Hensel serving the Silver Spurs Riding Club at the old outdoor arena.
For over eight decades, members of the Silver Spurs Riding Club have worked year-round to coordinate rodeos to positively impact the community, alongside several generations of their family. The Clubs’ foundation is built on sound values and morals, charitable contributions, and volunteerism. As a thank you for years of service, the Silver Spurs Riding Club Board of Directors celebrates long-time volunteers with the Coca-Cola Cowboy award and Women’s Lifetime Achievement award each year. Honored as the 2021 Women’s Lifetime Achievement

Champions of the 149th Silver Spurs Rodeo

A barrel racer competed in the Silver Spurs Rodeo on June 3 and 4 in Kissimmee, FL.
Steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and more dirt-pounding action took place June 3 & 4 at the 149th Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee. Cowboys, cowgirls and fans were excited to be back in the arena, out of the sun and kick off summer with a rodeo. The results from this year’s rodeo have been finalized and we are excited to share them with you! Below are the top three winners from each event: Steer wrestling: 1. (tie) Mose Fleming

Silver Spurs Riding Club partners up with Special Olympics USA Equestrian Team

Special Olympics USA Equestrian Team is recognized on the dirt at the Silver Spurs Rodeo with Big Boss Dustin Bronson
The Silver Spurs Riding Club has hosted one of Osceola County’s longest-standing traditions in the community: The Silver Spurs Rodeo, which just had its 149th edition on June 3 and 4. The Special Olympics USA event is being hosted in Orlando this year and the Special Olympics USA Equestrian Team will be able to use the Silver Spurs Arena at no cost thanks to the Silver Spurs Riding Club for the first-ever Equestrian Competition event. The event starts June 8

Osceola County Vets recognized at the 149th Silver Spurs Rodeo

Military Veterans are recognized at the Silver Spurs Rodeo each June
Summer rodeos hosted by the Silver Spurs Riding Club have a long-standing tradition of honoring Osceola County Veterans. In 1944, when the Silver Spurs Riding Club hosted its first event near Neptune Road and Kings Highway in Kissimmee, admission to get in was the purchase of a war bond to support the war efforts. Today, we honor our heroes during our opening ceremony of the June rodeo and offer free admission to active and retired service members. Below are just

Clemie Jo Lamb served a smile, divine cuisine, and the Silver Spurs Riding Club

Two rodeo club woman members together
For over eight decades, members of the Silver Spurs Riding Club have worked year-round to coordinate rodeos to positively impact the community, alongside several generations of their family. The Clubs’ foundation is built on horsemanship, fellowship, volunteerism and giving back to its community. As a thank you for years of service, the Silver Spurs Riding Club Board of Directors celebrates long-time volunteers with the Coca-Cola Cowboy award and Women’s Lifetime Achievement award each year. Honored as the 2021 Women’s Lifetime

A generational legacy: Coca-Cola Cowboy and Women’s Lifetime Achievement recipients Tom and Martha Booth

Married couple sitting out in the farmland.
For over eight decades, members of the Silver Spurs Riding Club have worked year-round to coordinate rodeos and other events, making an impact in the community alongside several generations of their family. The Clubs’ foundation is built on good values and morals, charitable contributions, and volunteerism. As a thank you for years of service, the Silver Spurs Riding Club Board of Directors celebrates long-time volunteers with the Coca-Cola Cowboy award and Women’s Lifetime Achievement award each year. Continuing generational legacies

148th Silver Spurs Rodeo Champions

Cowboys, rodeo fans, and Silver Spurs Riding Club volunteers were all happy to step back into the arena on February 18-20, 2022 for the 148th Silver Spurs Rodeo. Cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country competed for their share of over $100,000 at the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi hosted right here in Kissimmee. Our secretaries have finalized scores, and we are excited to share the results with you! Below are the top three winners in each rodeo

Coca-Cola Cowboy and Women’s Lifetime Achievement recipients Mike and Brenda Wilder talk decades of volunteerism and family fun in the Silver Spurs Riding Club

For over eight decades, members of the Silver Spurs Riding Club have worked year-round to coordinate rodeos to positively impact the community, alongside several generations of their family. The Clubs’ foundation is built on sound values and morals, charitable contributions, and volunteerism. As a thank you for years of service, the Silver Spurs Riding Club Board of Directors celebrates long-time volunteers with the Coca-Cola Cowboy award and Women’s Lifetime Achievement award each year. Honored as the 2022 Coca-Cola Cowboy and

The Silver Spurs Riding Club Members Donate $7,000 to Two Local Organizations – the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida and The Russell Home

For more than 80 years, the Silver Spurs Riding Club has hosted one of Osceola County’s longest-standing traditions: the Silver Spurs Rodeo. The Silver Spurs Riding Club’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to give $3,500 to the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida for their St. Cloud branch and $3,500 to The Russell Home for Atypical Children, for a total of $7,000 donated to these organizations. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida recently announced opening a branch

Meet the 2022 Silver Spurs Rodeo Parade Grand Marshals: Coca-Cola Cowboys and Women’s Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

The Silver Spurs Riding Club 2021 and 2022 Coca-Cola Cowboy and Women’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients will be the grand marshals at the 2022 Silver Spurs Rodeo Parade on Saturday, February 19th at 11 a.m. in Downtown St. Cloud. The Silver Spurs Riding Club awarded 2021 honorees Tom and Martha Booth, Brenda Hensel, and Clemie Jo Lamb along with 2022 honorees Mike and Brenda Wilder these prestigious awards for their diligent work spanning many years promoting ranching, the rodeo way

24 Rodeo Terms You Should Know

The sport of rodeo has seven traditional events that all have their own unique terminology. While you soak in all the action, it can be hard to keep up with all the rules and terminology used. Whether you’re a greenhorn, what we call rodeo newbies, or just looking to expand your rodeo knowledge, check out these 24 words you should know before each rodeo event! Breaking the barrier: This term is used when cowboys in the tie-down roping, steer wrestling,

What You’ll Need to Know About How to Score in Bull Riding

Two thousand pounds of pure muscle paired with centrifugal motion makes for an 8-second challenge as bull riders hang on for a high score and an even bigger check. As cowboys go head-to-head with locally bred-to-buck bulls at the Silver Spurs Rodeo, judges aren’t just looking for them to make the 8; in fact, there’s a slew of requirements and skills needed to call yourself a professional bull rider. In this blog, we’ll teach you how to score in bull