Cowboys take center stage
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Bull riders will compete Friday and Saturday at the Silver Spurs Arena at the 133rd Silver Spurs Rodeo. Cowboys and cowgirls also will compete in several more traditional rodeo events such as steer wrestling, bareback bronc, barrel racing and team roping. The Silver Spurs Riding Club also will perform its traditional Quadrille, a square dance on horseback.
Riders in action Friday, Saturday
By Rick Pedone
It’s time for the cowboys and cowgirls to gather in Kissimmee for the 133rd Silver Spurs Rodeo Friday and Saturday.
Performances each night begin at 7:30 p.m. and feature the traditional rodeo events of bareback and saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing.
Admission is $15 per performance. Children under age 10 are free. Students with good grades – two A’s or O’s – receive free refreshments.
The competitors at the Silver Spurs Rodeo compete for points in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s Southeastern Circuit.
The cowboys and cowgirls with the most points in their respective events will qualify for the PRCA’s Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo next March, which moves for the first time to the Silver Spurs Arena.
County administrators and PRCA officials recently signed a 10-year deal to bring the Ram Circuit Finals to Kissimmee.
It was held in Oklahoma City this year.
Kissimmee’s Kamry Dymmek leads the Southeastern Circuit 2014 steer wrestling standings with winnings of $8,951.
The Silver Spurs Rodeo features its traditional Quadrille, a square dance on horseback performed by members of the Silver Spurs Riding Club.
There also will be a calf scramble before the intermission of each rodeo performance where kids ages 6-10 are invited to participate.
The Silver Spurs Rodeo will honor members of the U.S. armed services during the grand entry of the rodeo through the Horses for Heroes Drill Team .
The drill team is an assembly of veterans who participate in group therapy at Heavenly Hoofs Therapeutic Riding Center in Kissimmee.
Heavenly Hoofs helps veterans who suffer from post-traumatic
The Silver Spurs Rodeo was started in 1942 by local ranchers. It is one of the largest in the Southeast.
For more information about the rodeo, or to purchase tickets, call 407-67-RODEO or visit www.SilverSpursRodeo.com.