Silver Spurs Rodeo Blog

Year of the Breakaway

History was made in 2019 when the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) added an event to the timed event portion of the rodeo. If you love calf roping and team roping, you’re sure to love this event, as it is for the women of rodeo! You now can see cowgirls competing not only in barrel racing but also in breakaway roping! The Silver Spurs Rodeo is thrilled to announce breakaway roping will be making its debut at the 146th Silver

145th Silver Spurs Rodeo and 10th Annual Monster Bulls Champions

The dust has now settled from the opening of our 2021 season for the 145th Silver Spurs Rodeo on Friday, February 19th, through Sunday, February 21st, at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee. Cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country competed for their share of a $50,000 purse. Our secretaries have finalized scores, and we are excited to share the results with you! Below are the top three winners in each rodeo event: All-around cowboy: Tim Pharr, $2,988, tie-down

Fun and interactive rodeo crafts your kids will love

two rodeo friends side by side

3 ways you can support the Silver Spurs Rodeo

saddle bronc ride at osceola heritage park
The Silver Spurs Rodeo is more than just family entertainment. Behind the bucks, fast runs, and quick loops, the Silver Spurs Riding Club serves the local community. By preserving an American tradition, the Club simultaneously plays a prominent role in Central Florida. As a 501(c)(5), the organization’s mission has been to give back through donations and community service. While a majority of funds are raised during rodeo events, here are three ways you can support the Silver Spurs Riding Club

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

bull riding brown bull with back legs in the air
While some people may think bull riders are just people who lost a bet, the truth is, these guys aren’t unlucky. This is their way of life. While the origin of the cowboy has them on the backs of wild broncs, the modern cowboy has traded in the saddle (or riggn’ if he was into bareback bronc riding) for a flat braided rope. While bronc and bull riding are both dangerous sports, few will deny that bull riding is one of rodeo’s most

From spins to bucks, become the expert in spotting these rodeo bucking styles

Steve Wysong recounts laughs and memories about the Silver Spurs Riding Club

For over 75 years the members of the Silver Spurs Riding Club have worked year-round to coordinate rodeos and other special events, making an impact in our community right alongside several generations of their family. The Clubs’ foundation is built on good values and morals, charitable contributions, and volunteerism. With the efforts of over 400 volunteers, the Silver Spurs Rodeo continues to grow Osceola County’s rich ranching history and love for the sport of rodeo. Once a year, the Board

Nina Sue talks about her history in and love for the Silver Spurs Riding Club

The Silver Spurs Riding Club was created in 1941 with a foundation built upon family values, friendship, and the American tradition. Members of the Club work year-round to make an impact in the community by improving the production of the Silver Spurs Rodeo. Each year, the Silver Spurs Riding Club’s Board of Directors carefully choose and award two hard-working women with the Women’s Lifetime Achievement Award. On the blog, we introduce you to Nina Sue Crowell, one of the recipients

The Bull’s Journey: From the Ranch to the Chute

close up of a black, one down horn bull
Contestants and spectators aren’t the only ones that embark on journies to rodeos in Florida. From the ranches of several Club members to the Silver Spurs Arena, our bulls have a trek of their own. We’ve covered the hard work and dedication it takes for a contestant to rodeo in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, but what about the roughstock’s story? On the blog, we’ll discuss commonly asked questions about bull riding’s two-thousand-pound bucking athletes. Where do rodeo bulls come

Frances McLaughlin shares her love for the Special Rodeo and the Silver Spurs Rodeo

Womens Lifetime Achievement award winner
The Silver Spurs Riding Club is a member-based organization sharing values of family, friendship, horsemanship, and American tradition. Generations of the Silver Spurs Riding Club members work year-round to make an impact in the production of our rodeos and, in turn, make an impact in our community. With more than 400 volunteers in the organization, the Silver Spurs Riding Club’s Board of Directors carefully chooses and awards two hard-working women every year with the Women’s Lifetime Achievement Award. On the

From volunteer to Big Boss, Mike White shares his favorite memories

Family values, charitable contributions, and community service make up the foundation of the Silver Spurs Riding Club organization. Members of the Club work year-round to coordinate rodeos and other special events, creating an impact in our community right alongside several generations of their family. With the efforts of over 400 volunteers, the Silver Spurs Rodeo continues to grow Osceola County’s rich ranching history and love for the sport of rodeo. Each year, the Board of Directors carefully selects and honors

From crowns to briefcases: The life of former Miss Silver Spurs

Rodeo queen presenting American flag
It all started back in 1960 when the Silver Spurs Riding Club created the title of Miss Silver Spurs (MSS). This rodeo royalty was created to select a local young lady to be an ambassador for the Silver Spurs Rodeo. Their job includes attending community events and traveling to other rodeos throughout Florida. For nearly 60 years, we have seen many changes in Miss Silver Spurs standards, from the western wear to variations in the crown, and even the arena