The Silver Spurs Rodeo celebrated its 151st edition on June 2nd and 3rd at the renowned Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee. The Silver Spurs Rodeo, hailed as the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi River, filled the stands both evenings with rodeo enthusiasts from far and wide.
The 151st Silver Spurs Rodeo featured all seven traditional rodeo events that fans have come to love and anticipate, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, and barrel racing. The rodeo also featured breakaway roping, a new addition to the event that features calf roping, with the objective to rope a calf as quickly and skillfully as possible without throwing it to the ground or tying it up. Breakaway roping has gained popularity in recent years and has become one of the two women’s rodeo events, alongside barrel racing, sanctioned by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. It wouldn’t be a June Silver Spurs without some quadrille and mutton bustin’, both of which took place during both evening rodeos. The crowd was treated to the Pee Wee Quadrille and Junior Quadrille and cheered on the kiddos as they gave their bests shot at riding some spirited sheep on the Silver Spurs Arena dirt!
As the Silver Spurs Riding Club always does, it took time during the 151st Silver Spurs Rodeo to show its passion for the community by donating to two local organizations. Silver Spurs Riding Club’s Big Boss Clifton Chapman, along with his four boys, presented a $3000 check to the Boy and Girls Clubs of Central Florida’s St. Cloud Branch, and a $3000 check to Guardian Ad Litem.
The rodeo also presented the 2023 Miss Silver Spurs Court for the first time:
- Miss Silver Spurs Riley DeRosa
- Junior Miss Silver Spurs Lindsey Yma
- Little Miss Silver Spurs, Ivey Rousc
The Silver Spurs Rodeo is an integral part of Osceola County’s cultural fabric, attracting both local enthusiasts and visitors from all over the southeast. With its rich history, impressive lineup of traditional events, and spirited atmosphere, this rodeo continues to captivate audiences and solidify its status as one of the nation’s premier rodeo events.
Here are the official results from the 151st Silver Spurs Rodeo:
Kissimmee, Fla., June 3
Steer wrestling: 1. Jace The Ace Cooper, 4.8 seconds, $780; 2. Juan Alcazar Jr, 5.6, $585; 3. Tayelen Seabrook, 5.9, $390; 4. Scott Martell, 7.8, $195.
Team roping: 1. Dawson Cantu/Ty Chancey, 4.4 seconds, $1,006 each; 2. Juan Alcazar Jr/Troy Weekley Jr., 4.9, $754; 3. Spunk Sasser/Parker Carbajal, 5.4, $503; 4. Josh Jumper/Brandon Barthle, 5.8, $251.
Saddle bronc riding: 1. James Greeson, 79 points on Silver Spurs Club’s No. 916, $502; 2. Will Reynolds, 78, $376; no other qualified rides.
Tie-down roping: 1. Jerry Easler, 9.6 seconds, $705; 2. Ty Chancey, 12.2, $529; 3. Niven Martin, 12.8, $353; 4. (tie) Trae Adams III and Sam Morgan, 12.9, $88 each.
Barrel racing: 1. Kristin Hanchey, 15.72 seconds, $551; 2. Angie Hammock, 15.86, $479; 3. Emilee Jackson, 15.88, $407; 4. Michele Davenport, 15.91, $336; 5. Bobbie Alcazar, 15.93, $264; 6. Dallas Sawczak, 16.01, $192; 7. Caitlin Okolovitch, 16.02, $120; 8. Audra Flamm, 16.04, $48.
Bull riding leaders: No qualified rides.
Total payoff: $13,827. Stock contractor: Silver Spurs Club. Rodeo secretary: Jody Cox. Officials: Jay Parker and Martin Culligan. Timers: Jeremy Bergeron, Emilie White and Mary Montsdeoca. Announcer: Greg Simas. Bullfighters: Richard Guthrie and Riley McKettrick. Clown/barrelman: Rob Gann. Flankmen: George Kempfer and Scott Ramsey. Chute boss: Scott Ramsey. Pickup men: Shoat MontsDeOca Jr and Jake Anuez. Music director: Mark Evans. Photographers: Alex Menendez, Mike Rastelli and Jessie Burns.