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.

Day of the Cowboy celebrated with ranch rodeo

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Cattlemen’s Association (OCCA) will host the 13th annual Day of the Cowboy Ranch Rodeo on July 21 at the OCCA arena, off U.S. 441, across from Raulerson Hospital. Admission is free. The rodeo starts at 7 p.m.. The Day of the Cowboy Ranch Rodeo differs from other rodeos hosted at […]

Three Okeechobee teens compete in international rodeo

OKEECHOBEE — McKenna Hickson, Morgan Tripp and Shelby Kirton are in Shawnee, Okla. to compete in the 26th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo (IFYR) starting today, July 8. The Okeechobee trio will compete from July 8 through 13, hoping to win their share of more than $250,000 in prize money and championship saddles and buckles. […]

Okeechobee teen wins national rodeo championship

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee’s own McKenna Hickson won the world championship in the 19-and-under girls breakaway roping category at the junior National Finals Rodeo (NFR) held in Las Vegas from Dec. 11 through Dec. 16. McKenna won with a time of 2.29, while second place went to Jordi Edens of Gatesville, Texas with a time of […]

Ride for the Fight 2018

These photos were taken at the annual Ride for the Fight rodeo on Saturday, Jan. 6, the Cattlemen’s arena.

Labor Day Bull Bash Rodeo 2017

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