This IS My First Rodeo! 5 Things My Mum Learned At Her First Rodeo!

I got to take my Mum to her first ever rodeo during the 140th Silver Spurs Rodeo  & I was a tad nervous to see her reaction.

My mother (left) & my mother in law (right) ready to head inside to the rodeo!

She is a woman born, raised & lived (for most of her life) in Edinburgh, Scotland where rodeo doesn’t exist but she has traveled the world & has seen things during her time on Earth so far & there is always a chance for a first time doing something so this was hers. She is open-minded enough to try new things so we tried rodeo this time around.

I was bopping around taking pictures & doing interviews for the blog but had her in my sights most of the time & my mother in law tagged along too so she wasn’t alone, thank goodness. She was taking pictures on her phone & sending them back to our family back in Scotland & took some live video feed. It looked like she was having a really great time.

Eventually I came back to sit with her & she says “I want one…” – to which my response was naturally, “one what? a horse? a bull?…”.

She then proceeds to say: “No. A cowboy!”

Bahahahaha!!!! My mother in law & I have never laughed so hard in our lives! You never know what is going to come out of my mother’s mouth but you can definitely count on it being interesting or funny! Check out the video interview with my Mum shortly after the rodeo it is on our Facebook page  International Cowgirl 

From Left to Right: Michelle (my mother in law), Me, Caroline (my Mum).

So if you plan on attending your first rodeo here are some pointers that I gathered from Her Royal Highness Mum (Caroline) herself:

5 Things I Enjoyed At My First Rodeo:

  1. I enjoyed hearing the background information the commentator gives on each of the contestants.
  2. I loved the raw talent & obvious connections between horse & rider.
  3. I liked the bucking bronc events which showed the bravery of the riders.
  4. I enjoyed seeing the craftsmanship of the saddles.
  5. I love the patriotic community. I found it very uplifting.

3 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Attending My First Rodeo:

  1. Take an allergy tablet before going – the dry clay kind of got to me.
  2. I wish I had known how much fun it was to attend so I could have gone to more rodeos!
  3. It is affordable! I thought ticket prices & concession would be pricey as it is at any sporting arena but it was very thrifty!

So there you have it peeps! Straight from my Mama’s mouth!

We are hoping to bring more first timers to the rodeos in Central Florida this upcoming Spring & Summer. Here is a list of rodeos happening soon across the world – so check & see if one is happening near you! If you have already been to a rodeo, tell me why you love rodeo so much in the comments below AND take someone with  you who hasn’t been before. You must just help create a lifelong rodeo fan!

Kissimmee, FL – RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo | Rodeo in Kissimmee

Ocala, FL – Southeast Pro Rodeo

Arcadia, FL – Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo

Davie, FL – Davie Pro Rodeo

Georgia – 2018 Georgia National Rodeo & Georgia Rodeos | Find local GA 2018 rodeos and bull riding events

USA – list of PRCA Pro Rodeos across the US – Rodeo Schedule – ProRodeo

Australia – Australian Professional Rodeo Association

New Zealand – New Zealand Rodeo Cowboys Association

Brazil – Barreto’s Cowboy Festival (Barretos)

Mexico – Rodeo Schedule – ProRodeo

Europe – European Rodeo Cowboy Association

As always, thank you for stopping by!

Stay safe & God Bless!

~~International Cowgirl 


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