Silver Spurs Rodeo Blog

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

The History of Teamwork and Team Roping

team roping in the silver spurs arena
The only true team event in the sport of professional rodeo was born on ranches in the Old American West. Like most of the other rodeo events, the history of team roping derived from the practices of day workers in the 1800s to safely treat an injured member of the herd or to brand or tag calves. This daily life turned into a world-famous sport. Today, team roping is an event that requires the coordination of two ropers and two

Everything you need to know on how to start rodeoing!

Greenhorns ask the experts on all things rodeo!

The Silver Spurs Riding Club knows a thing or two about the rodeo world, but we’re aware that not everyone is educated on the ins and outs of the sport. Through the years of producing the largest rodeo East of the Mississippi, we’ve received a myriad of questions about our stock, events, and rodeo culture. On the blog, we’ll answer the questions we get asked the most throughout the year straight from the Silver Spurs Riding Club members! Is there

Landmark years and pivotal moments throughout the Silver Spurs Riding Club’s history

Birds eye view of the old Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida

Barbara Kessler serves up Silver Spurs Rodeo history and its ‘All the way’ Sauce

Silver Spurs Rodeo, Womens Lifetime Achievement Recipient

Mel Wills shares the bigger meaning behind the title of Coca-Cola Cowboy

Mel Wills