As the wife of a Law Enforcement Officer (aka LEO), I was brought to tears at the opening of the 138th Silver Spurs Rodeo Saturday Performance. They enacted a foot chase with trained law enforcement and a K-9 which was super cool! Once the “culprit” was arrested, over 50 Osceola County Sheriff Officers came out on the dirt & was cheered for by a packed arena! How awesome is that? Both the Silver Spurs Rodeo AND the community showing thanks in a major way. I am so proud of our LEOs, my hubby included.
After chatting with members of the Silver Spurs Riding Club, I discovered that there is a handful of members who are LEOs themselves or like myself, a LEO spouse.
So, Saturday we thanked our LEOs near and far and Sunday we thanked our troops all over the world. There is something about being at a rodeo…they don’t just bring out the roughstock and say “let’s get down to business”. They take a moment to thank everyone for coming, to thank those who protect, serve & defend our freedom, to pray for everything (the rodeo, the animals, the contestants, the spectators, the volunteers, workers, our city, state, country). It is just a humble sport…a hard working sport…you get out what you put in type of sport.
What rodeos have you been to, where they honored or celebrated a particular group of people? Whether it be professional or not? Did you know that each night of the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo is themed towards thanking or celebrating a particular group of people each night.
Thursday MORNING is for coffee and cattle – grab your coffee & be at the rodeo bright and early, doors open at 10am & dirt flies at 11am. Kids 12 & under are FREE to get in.
Friday night April 7th is Wrangler National Patriot Night. All veterans, active military AND first responders will receive FREE admission – all you have to do is show your ID or badge at the box office in exchange for your ticket. A portion of the funds from this performance will go to the McCormick Institute, a local charity that helps military men and women through therapeutic horseback riding.
Saturday April 8th is Family Day AND Tough Enough To Wear Pink – so break out your favourite pink outfit to help the RNCFR raise awareness for breast cancer. Kids 12 and under will get FREE admission & can enjoy a bounce house, rodeo games, face painting, zip-lining and more!
Sunday afternoon (finals) is Champions Day and Showdown Sunday! Finals start at 2pm & get ready to see the contestants win some serious money.
You can be involved in the celebrations by coming to the RNCFR this April 6th through the 9th by purchasing your tickets here RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo Tickets – we can’t wait to see you and your family at one or all of the performances this year!
Note for ALL performances per the RNCFR website: Reserved seating to this performance is $20 per person. Children ages 2-12 are free (child ticket required) when accompanied by a paying adult and seniors 55+ receive $3 off. Doors to arena open at 10:00 a.m. and the performance begins at 11:00 a.m. sharp. Kids ages 2-12 are free (child ticket required) when accompanied by a paying adult.
You can find the complete schedule of events right here by clicking on this hyperlink: Event Schedule – RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo
We can’t wait to see you at the rodeo!
As always thanks for stopping by, stay safe & God Bless!
~~ International Cowgirl