Cattlemen’s arena may host Mexican rodeo

OKEECHOBEE — Plans for a Mexican rodeo at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Arena on U.S. 441 in Okeechobee on Oct. 20, drew some concerns at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners. Matt Dorriety, manager of the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center, said the agri-civic center has been the venue for Mexican rodeos in […]

Rodeo queen hunts 500-pound gator

OKEECHOBEE — Former 2016 Miss Rodeo Okeechobee Caitlyn Albers found herself helping bring in a 500-pound, 12-foot-long gator on the morning of Sept. 15. Ms. Albers applied for a public gator tag from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Once approved, she headed out with a crew from Kissimmee River Hunt and Fish, a […]

Bronc rider knocked unconscious at rodeo

OKEECHOBEE — The risks taken by cowboys hit home Saturday when a bronc rider was knocked unconscious in the arena during the Pete Clemons Ranch Rodeo. The ranch rodeo was held in honor of the National Day of the Cowboy at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena on U.S. 441 North. Ranch rodeo events in a […]

Ranch rodeo features skills cowboys use daily

OKEECHOBEE — There will be plenty to cheer for at the Pete Clemons Memorial Ranch Rodeo in Okeechobee on Saturday, July 27: cowboys, bucking horses, calf roping and more. Spectators will also be cheering that admission to this family-friendly event is free. Just don’t expect to see any bull riding. Saturday’s rodeo in Okeechobee is […]

Day of the Cowboy rodeo honors iconic cowboy

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Association will host a ranch rodeo to commemorate the national Day of the Cowboy, and to honor the memory of a local cowboy, on Saturday, July 27, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Arena, 1885 U.S. 441 N. Admission is free. The Pete Clemons Memorial Ranch Rodeo […]

Rodeo Finals in full gear this weekend

The Florida High School Rodeo Finals are taking place right here in Okeechobee at the Agri-Civic Center May 9-12. Students from all across the state will be competing in the finals. The top 15 competitors in each event will be vying for the chance to represent the state of Florida at the High School Rodeo […]

Colt Starting Challenge comes to Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — Breaking a young horse to ride often is a weeklong process, but six horse trainers will accomplish that task in just a few hours using Natural Horsemanship, as spectators watch at the Okeechobee Colt Starting Challenge event. Colt Starting Challenge USA will be showcased on two nights, Friday, April 26, from 6 to […]

Bauman wins Patriot rodeo

  FORT WORTH, Texas – Okeechobee’s Brighton Bauman was crowned the 2019 breakaway champion at the Priefert Patriot rodeo held in Fort Worth, Texas from Feb. 2­5 through March 4. Bauman placed first out of 183 competitors in the open breakaway roping category with an average time of 8.84 seconds and was earned $6,375 for […]

Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Labor Day Bull Bash 2018

These photos were taken at the Labor Day Bull Bash Rodeo at the Cattlemen’s arena.

Day of the Cowboy Rodeo 2018

These photos were taken at the Day of the Cowboy Rodeo, on Saturday, July 21, at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s Rodeo Arena.