142nd Silver Spurs Rodeo – Saturday February 16th, 2019 $59
*Includes admission to the County Fair and Open Seating at the Silver Spurs Rodeo
We will arrive at the Osceola Fair grounds for the County Fair where you will have free time to explore the Fair, eat some great food! Then enter the Silver spurs Rodeo, the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi, which is annually ranked among the top 50 events sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).
But the Silver Spurs Rodeo history stems from a humble gathering of Osceola County ranchers. In 1941, those pioneering ranchers gathered in Tallahassee to ride in the inaugural parade for newly elected Florida Governor Spessard Holland. Their appearance gained statewide attention and sparked the notion that they should continue to gather and enjoy their common interest of horseback riding.
In May of 1941, the Silver Spurs Riding Club was formed. The club was very active and quickly grew in popularity across the state. By the end of their first year, they had hosted a small informal rodeo and performed a square dance on horseback known as Quadrille in Moultrie, Georgia. They participated in the state Kiwanis Convention in Orlando and also performed in the Orange Bowl Parade in Miami. In 1942 they performed shows for the benefit of Crippled Children, the American Red Cross and the Army-Navy Relief Show. In 1943, the club members built their first rodeo arena on land donated by Henry O. Partin. That land was located on the corner of today’s Neptune Road and Kings Highway in Kissimmee.
In March of 1944, the group staged a show as their contribution to the Fourth War Loan. The admission to the rodeo was the purchase of a war bond. This was the first rodeo held in the Partin pasture and drew about 1,000 people. That initial success led to the first full dress rodeo on July 4, 1944. Then in 1949, the club acquired 15 acres on Highway 192 and started work on the Silver Spurs Rodeo Arena. The first rodeo in this new location was held July 4, 1950, and, in February of 1951, the club held its first mid-winter rodeo. From that point to today, the Silver Spurs Rodeo has been thrilling the residents of Central Florida and tens of thousands of visitors each year.
In 1999, the Silver Spurs Riding Club approved the demolition of the old arena and the development of a brand new state-of-the-art indoor facility. In March of 2002, demolition began on the historic arena and construction was soon started on the new multi-purpose Silver Spurs Arena. Reopened in October 2003, the new Silver Spurs Arena boasts 8,300 seats and 12 luxury skyboxes in an indoor climate-controlled environment designed to host rodeos, sporting events, concerts, and more.
Presently the Silver Spurs Riding Club has 444 members. Although the rodeo has grown into one of Osceola County’s premier events, the work and success of the club continues to be done by club members, their families and volunteers. With an uncompromising love of animals, land, and the outdoors, the Silver Spurs Riding Club continues to preserve an American tradition that has been passed down for generations.
One of Osceola County’s longest and most treasured traditions is the Silver Spurs Rodeo. Hosted every 3rd weekend in February, this event features all seven traditional rodeo events: bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie down roping, and barrel racing. In between all the rodeo action, there will be an act by the rodeo clown and our famous and fast Silver Spurs Quadrille team who perform a square dance on horseback. A crowd favorite, and beloved Silver Spurs tradition.
Well known as one of the best indoor rodeos of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), the Silver Spurs Rodeo in February draws contestants from all over the nation, many national champions, to compete for $100,000 in prize money.
Join Stefan of join the fun for this adventurous Day & night out, wear your cowboy or cowgirl attire and you might win a prize!!!!
Depart Noon- Pick up from Ormond Beach, Daytona & NSB.
Book now @ www.jointhefun.us or mail your check payable to Join the Fun, 146 S. Atlantic Ave Ormond Beach, FL. 32176