Hello Florida Cattlemen!
If you have not already heard, the Second Annual Seminole County Cattlemen Junior Ranch Rodeo was a huge success! Six teams participated in the rodeo, those being: Newsome Cattle Company-Clay Newsome, Cogan Newsome, Wyatt Aronow, Colton Holland, and Emily Spurgon; Christmas Creek Farm Service-Makayla Mack, Colton Paschal, Chase Blankenship, Abdiel Zamora, and Cutter Yates; Kempfer Cattle Company-Parker Kempfer, Will Kempfer, Sage Kempfer, Bryce Pace, and Sheila Shirah; Doc Partin Ranch-Hyatt Kempfer, Steven Soileau, Kathleen Parting, Fallon Knowles, and Kaitley Shirah; Orange County Junior Cattlemen-Eddie Tapia, Chris Hildebrand, Shelby McCully, Mikayla Zayas, and Chase Mew; and Seminole County Junior Cattlemen-CW Yarborough, Alex Fisk, Tyler McEachern, Brianna Hodges, and Kinzie Testerman.
The event winners were Team Penning to Kempfer Cattle Company, Steer Decorating to Seminole County Junior Cattlemen, Steer Riding and Calf Branding to Newsome Cattle Company, and Sorting and Relay to Christmas Creek Farm Service. Each member of these event winning teams received a $50 gift card to Tractor Supply, Skips, or Gander Mountain for their win. For overall, the 3rd place team, winning embroidered rope bags, sponsored by the Seminole County Cattlemen’s Association, was the Orange County Junior Cattlemen. The 2nd place team, winning tooled spur straps, sponsored by Wilder Saddlery, was the Seminole County Junior Cattlemen. The 1st place team, winning buckles sponsored by the Seminole County Cattlemen’s Association, was Newsome Cattle Company. Congratulations on all your hard work and accomplishments!
A huge thank you goes to the SCCA board and all our sponsors for their hard work and support of this rodeo to provide a family-friendly event whose proceeds go to the youth in 4-H and Junior Cattlemen’s. Also to the men who helped judge the rodeo, Mr. Caudill and Mr. Gill. And last but not least to Miss Kaitlynn Gill, our FCA sweetheart and Miss Madison Urban for being flag bearers and helping out with whatever was needed during the rodeo. I also had the opportunity to carry the state of Florida flag in the rodeo and am thankful to God for answering our prayers and providing beautiful weather for us all to enjoy!
Following the rodeo, the Seminole County Cattlemen’s Association had their members meeting and also a steak dinner for both the members, and the participants in the rodeo, along with their families. Approximately 241 steaks were served, the largest the SCCA has ever had! The Russell Home in Orlando was also a benefactor of the rodeo’s proceedings. Total, the Russell Home received 600 pounds of canned goods and $600 that was donated at the rodeo’s entrance!
Thank you so much for coming out and supporting our youth! YOU helped make this rodeo a success! We’ll be seeing you next year!
Jenna Tulp, Seminole County Cattlemen’s Sweetheart and the SCCA