What better way to kick off the 143rd Silver Spurs Rodeo weekend and celebrate 75 years of rodeo action and tradition in Kissimmee than with the crowning of the new 2019 Miss Silver Spurs Queens?
This honored tradition happens every June, as young girls and women from Osceola County compete in one of three age divisions of the Miss Silver Spurs Pageant: Miss Silver Spurs (ages 15 – 21), Junior Miss Silver Spurs (12-14), or Little Miss Silver Spurs (9-11). The Silver Spurs Pageant contestants are similar to beauty pageant contestants you’d see on TV, each go through an appearance, interview, and speech portion during the pageant. This year 16 contestants took the stage to compete for the 2019 Miss Silver Spurs, Junior Silver Spurs, and Little Miss Silver titles.
Miss Silver Spurs contestants are also required to demonstrate their horsemanship skills. While this may sound daunting, there aren’t any crazy tricks the girls have to perform. The reason behind this portion of the pageant is for the contestants to 1) learn a set American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) reining pattern that shows their control of the horse in certain moves, and 2) perform a freestyle set to a song of their choice to showcase their personality and riding skill.
Positively Osceola was honored to witness the crowning of the new 2019 Miss Silver Spurs Court, Little Miss Silver Spurs Madison Gunther, Junior Miss Silver Spurs Savannah Reese, and Miss Silver Spurs Makenzie Conner.
“Oh my goodness, this has always been a dream of mine, the Lord has blessed me, my dream came true.”
– 2019 Junior Miss Silver Spurs Savannah Reese
Holding their title for a whole year, the Miss Silver Spurs Court will represent the Silver Spurs Rodeo at other local rodeos and community events that take place throughout the year. As a rodeo ambassador of the Silver Spurs Rodeo, the Miss Silver Spurs Court should be able to educate the public on the Silver Spurs Rodeo and how the Silver Spurs Riding Club serves the community.
“I was shocked, I couldn’t believe I won!” – 2019 Little Miss Silver Spurs Madison Gunther
Speaking of the Silver Spurs Rodeo, did you know that the Silver Spurs Rodeo is celebrating its 75 Anniversary this year! Join the new 2019 Miss Silver Spurs Queens and the Miss Silver Spurs Court tonight, Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st at 7:30 PM for the 143rd Silver Spurs Rodeo! You can get your tickets ahead of time by clicking here!
“I am so happy and blessed to have become Miss Silver Spurs and I am so excited to represent the Silver Spurs Rodeo.”
– 2019 Miss Silver Spurs Makenzie Conner
Congratulations to Little Miss Silver Spurs Madison Gunther, Junior Miss Silver Spurs Savannah Reese, and Miss Silver Spurs Makenzie Conner, Positively Osceola is excited to watch you shine and make a Positive Difference in Osceola County!