138th Silver Spurs Rodeo Returns To Kissimmee Feb 17-19

Silver Spurs Rodeo at Silver Spurs Arena

Silver Spurs Rodeo is a family tradition in Kissimmee, and it returns to the Silver Spurs Arena for its 138th edition the weekend of Feb 17-19, 2017.

Silver Spurs Rodeo is the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi, and is the work of the Silver Spurs Riding Club, an all-volunteer organization started in 1941 by Osceola County ranchers. They began the rodeo in 1944, selling war bonds as admission to raise funds for our military.

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137TH Silver Spurs Rodeo Returns to Kissimmee June 10-12

Silver Spurs Rodeo at Silver Spurs Arena

Silver Spurs Rodeo is a family tradition in Kissimmee, and it returns for its 137th edition the weekend of June 10 through 12.

Silver Spurs Rodeo is the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi, and is the work of the Silver Spurs Riding Club, an all-volunteer organization started in 1941 by Osceola County ranchers. They began the rodeo in 1944, selling war bonds as admission to raise funds for our military.

The rodeo is still going strong, and offers competitions of various talents, including Bull Riding, Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, and Team Roping.

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Out and About: Silver Spurs Rodeo is Fun for the Family

On Friday night (Feb 19), I took my kids to the Silver Spurs Rodeo at the Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park. This is a great family event and I do recommend getting there earlier, rather than later. It was a nearly sold out event on Friday.

2016 Silver Spurs Rodeo - Rodeo Queens

Cowboy / cowgirl clothing is not required, but if you need to add some to your wardrobe, there are vendors there selling hats, belts and buckles, among other things.

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Silver Spurs Rodeo Returns to Kissimmee February 19-21, 2016

Silver Spurs Rodeo is a family tradition in Kissimmee, and it returns for its 136th edition the weekend of February 19 through 21.

Silver Spurs Rodeo - Tater Porter and Scott Ramsey

Silver Spurs Rodeo is the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi, and is the work of the Silver Spurs Riding Club, an all-volunteer organization started in 1941 by Osceola County ranchers. They began the rodeo in 1944, selling war bonds as admission to raise funds for our military.

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Out and About: Silver Spurs Rodeo at Silver Spurs Arena

Silver Spurs Rodeo - photo by Kirk Garreans

My family and I attended the last day of the Silver Spurs Rodeo on Sunday afternoon. It had an afternoon starting time, but the arena was packed with families ready to enjoy some good rodeo action.

Silver Spurs Rodeo - photo by Kirk Garreans

 

This was our first time to go to a rodeo, though we had been to a bull riding event before. The bull riding at this rodeo was similar, and a bit scary to watch as the animal is big and doing everything in its power to get the rider off.

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134th Silver Spurs Rodeo Returns to Kissimmee Feb 20-24, 2015

Silver Spurs Rodeo at Silver Spurs Arena

Silver Spurs Rodeo is a family tradition in Kissimmee, and it returns for its 134th edition the weekend of February 20-22.

I recently had the chance to meet some of the people involved with the Silver Spurs Rodeo and tour the Silver Spurs Arena and its rodeo set-up.

Meeting the Rodeo Queens of Silver Spurs Rodeo
Whitney Hopkins- 2014 Miss Silver Spurs, Brighton Mick – 2014 Little Miss Silver Spurs, Sheila Shirah – 2015 Miss Rodeo Florida, and Sarah Taylor – 2014 Junior Miss Congeniality

I met several Rodeo Queens, including Whitney Hopkins – 2014 Miss Silver Spurs, Brighton Mick – 2014 Little Miss Silver Spurs, Sheila Shirah – 2015 Miss Rodeo Florida (who will represent Florida in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in Las Vegas), and Sarah Taylor – 2014 Junior Miss Congeniality. They all were excited to be representing the rodeo as ambassadors for the sport. Several grew up around the rodeo, so it’s a way of life for them.

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4th Annual Monster Bulls Returns to Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee Feb 14

Silver Spurs Rodeo bull riding

To kick off Rodeo Week, it’s all about the bulls, as riders compete in Monster Bull riding for prize money and bragging rights at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee on Saturday, February 14.

The lights will dim at 7:30pm, and these cowboys will try their hand-holding skills on the country’s most unpredictable livestock in front of thousands. If you’re looking for extreme sports, the 4th Annual Monster Bull event is expected to be action-packed.

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133rd Silver Spurs Rodeo Returns to Kissimmee June 6-7, 2014

Hundreds of top rodeo professionals are gearing up for the 133rd Silver Spurs Rodeo of Champions, which will take place June 6th and 7th at the Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee.

133rd Silver Spurs Rodeo of ChampionsThe Silver Spurs Rodeo is a celebration of an original American sport, born in the old west where cowboys challenged each other in a contest of ranching skills. Founded by the Silver Spurs Riding Club in 1942 for the promotion of good horsemanship and good fellowship in Osceola County, the Silver Spurs Rodeo today is one of the most successful in the Southeast.

Among the competitions will be Bull Riding, Bareback & Saddle Bronc Riding, Calf Roping, Barrel Racing, Team Roping and Steer Wrestling. The event start at 7:30pm each night.

It’s affordable family fun, too! Tickets are only $15 per person, and kids 10 and under are free. Free admission for active and retired military personnel with I.D. Parking is free, as well.

For more information, call 407-67-RODEO or visit silverspursrodeo.com.

Harlem Globetrotters “Fans Rule” World Tour to Stop in Kissimmee and Orlando in March

Harlem Globetrotters

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their “Fans Rule” world tour to Florida with shows in Kissimmee and Orlando at the beginning of March.

March 4 finds the Harlem Globetrotters at the Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, with a show at 7pm. Tickets are $20 to $60 (plus tax and service fees), and are available online or at the box office.

Two days later finds the Globetrotters across town at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando on March 6. Tickets are $20 to $125 (plus tax and service fees), and are available online or at the box office.

This family friendly show will thrill basketball fans of all ages, as the Harlem Globetrotter entertain with tricks, fancy shots, and rules you won’t find in any other ball game.

Silver Spurs Rodeo Rides into Kissimmee Today

Relive some of Kissimmee’s history by bringing your family to this weekend’s PRCA Silver Spurs Rodeo of Champions at the Silver Spurs Arena.

2011 marks the 126th year for the rodeo and hundreds of top rodeo professionals are here to compete in events such as bull riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, and barrel racing. Yes, there will even be rodeo clowns.

The rodeo starts today (Feb 18) at 7:30pm, continues Saturday (Feb 19) at 7:30pm, and finishes Sunday (Feb 20) at 2pm.

Tickets are a mere $15 per person, per day, and children 10 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. All paid admissions also include free admission to the Osceola County Fair being held next door.

The Silver Spurs Arena is located at Osceola Heritage Park (1875 Silver Spur Lane) in Kissimmee. For more information visit the Silver Spurs Rodeo website or call 407-67RODEO.

Here’s a video of a previous Silver Spurs Rodeo to whet your appetite:

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