Boots, Bulls and Barrels, hosted by the Silver Spurs Rodeo, is a tournament-style event will feature three of the rodeo fan's favorite events: steer wrestling, bull riding and barrel racing.
It’s happening one night only: Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Real cowboys and cowgirls will compete for bragging rights and cold hard cash. Watch as they compete in multiple bull riding sets, while barrel racers and steer wrestlers will go up against the clock (and one another) to win prize money. Tickets are on sale now, so save the date. It’s at Osceola Heritage Park at 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee,
Cost is $15 for adults; kids 10 and under are free.
The Boots, Bulls and Barrels event will benefit the Silver Spurs Riding Club’s annual scholarship fund. There will be four scholarships given to graduating Osceola County seniors in the amount of $2,000 each. Tickets are on sale online at www.silverspursrodeo.com or for more information, call 407-67-RODEO(407-677-6336).
About the Silver Spurs Riding Club
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.