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Mayor Dyer Heads Up Cattle Drive Through Downtown Kissimmee

Published on: Mar 30, 2016

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Commissioners, Ranchers, Dignitaries Saddle Up For RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo

Osceola County, Florida – Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will lead a cattle drive through downtown Kissimmee on April 4 in a celebration of Osceola’s ranching heritage that will kick off the 2016 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo.

“I am proud to be from Osceola County and am honored to be selected to lead the cattle drive through a place that is near and dear to my heart, downtown Kissimmee,” said Dyer, who also participated last year. “Through the years, Osceola County and the City of Orlando have enjoyed a great partnership and this is another example of how we work together to get things done while having some fun.”

Dyer, who grew up in Osceola County, will be the “Trail Boss,” a position he seems well-suited for based on a description from the 1890s that lists essential qualities like: leadership, competence and cool-headedness.

In year two of a 10-year run, host Osceola County is working hard to raise the bar on the fan experience and stamp the PRCA’s second-largest event as a signature affair.

Blending the past with the future, competitors in the RNCFR, dignitaries, and some real life Florida cattlemen will drive approximately 25 head of cattle down Broadway in downtown Kissimmee starting at 3 p.m. on Monday (April 4). The road will be closed to traffic until 5 p.m., with detour signage in place.

The drive recalls the days when Kissimmee was the “Cow Capital of Florida” and stray cattle were left penned by the courthouse until their owners claimed them.

“Today, Florida is still “First in Cattle” and with more than 100,000 head of cattle, Osceola County is home to both the largest and 10th largest cattle operations in the United States,” said Commission Chairwoman Viviana Janer.

By the time the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, there already were cattle ranches in Florida, with thousands of head of cattle from Tallahassee to Kissimmee. Florida Cowhunters or “Cracker Cowboys” were made famous by Frederic Remington while on assignment for a magazine in 1895.

Non-cowboys are encouraged to watch the fun from along Broadway and enjoy an after party on Dakin Avenue.

Tickets for the RNCFR, to be held April 7-10, range in price from $15 to $25 for single event tickets depending on the performance. Kids 12 and under are free, except for Family Day Saturday afternoon with 18 and under (or college students with IDs) are free. Parking is free this year. Tickets for the entire series are $65 and Silver Buckle tickets for the best seat in the house are $80 per night.

For more on tickets: Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com and the Silver Spurs Arena Box Office. Group Discounts of 10 or more and series packages also are available by calling 321-697-3321. 

For complete information about the rodeo, go to RNCFR.com. For regular updates, photos, news and more, follow the RNCFR on Facebook at Facebook.com/Rncfr, on Twitter at Twitter.com/RNCFR and Instagram at  RncfrKissimmee.

 

ABOUT OSCEOLA COUNTY

Osceola County is a fast-growing, dynamic and innovative community with history and traditions passed down from our pioneer ranching families. As part of the Orlando Metropolitan Area, we proudly host approximately 7 million annual overnight guests who enjoy easy access to Central Florida’s world-famous theme parks and Osceola County’s unique sights and unmatched hospitality.

ABOUT THE RNCFR

The tournament-style RNFCR determines the national circuit champions in each event. All 24 qualifiers from the 12 circuits compete in the two preliminary rounds of the rodeo. The top eight contestants from each event advance to the semifinal round, with all previous scores and times thrown out. The top four move on to the final round – a sudden-death competition that determines the national circuit champion in each of the 7 standard rodeo events. Events are: saddle bronc, bareback, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping, and barrel racing.

Contestants will compete for more than $750,000 in prize money. Event winners receive a $20,000 voucher for a new RAM vehicle, a Polaris RANGER UTV, a pair of exotic boots from Justin Boots, trophy saddle from Cactus Saddlery, and a custom Montana Silversmith buckle, in addition to their winnings.

ABOUT THE PRCA

The PRCA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the largest and oldest professional rodeo-sanctioning body in the world. The recognized leader in ProRodeo, the PRCA is committed to maintaining the highest standards. The PRCA, a membership-based organization, sanctions approximately 600 rodeos annually, and there are more than 30 million fans in the U.S. The PRCA showcases the world's best cowboys by televising the sport's premier events, including the Wrangler Champions Challenge and the world-renowned Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on CBS Sports Net (DISH channel 158, DirecTV channel 221). The Justin Boots Playoffs and Championships, Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, All American ProRodeo Finals, and the PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour will also air on CBS Sports Net, as well as live stream at wranglernetwork.com. PRCA-sanctioned rodeos raise more than $26 million for local and national charities. For comprehensive coverage of the cowboy sport, read the ProRodeo Sports News, the official publication of the PRCA, and for daily updates of news and results visit the PRCA's official website, www.prorodeo.com. The RNCFR will be televised on CBS Sports Net April 13 at 9 p.m. ET.

2016 Event Schedule

Monday, April 4th 

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – The RNCFR Cattle Drive – Location: Downtown Kissimmee – Starts at Osceola County Courthouse and ends on Dakin Ave.

Thursday, April 7th

4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – RNCFR Tailgate Party opens including shopping, music, Kids Zone, etc.

4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Pleneros Play on the RNCFR Tailgate Party Stage

6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – Pleneros Play on the RNCFR Tailgate Party Stage

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, Latin Night

9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – LIVE music by Nuvo on the RNCFR Tailgate Party Stage

9:45 p.m. – Autographs at the RNCFR Tailgate Party

10:30 p.m. – RNCFR after party at Satisfaction Orlando Resort – Location: 1500 North Thacker Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741

Friday, April 8th

7:30 a.m. – Golf Tournament at Royal St. Cloud Golf Links – Location: 5310 Michigan Ave., St.Cloud, FL 34772

4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – RNCFR Tailgate Party opens including shopping, music, Kids Zone, etc.

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, Wrangler National Patriot Night

9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – LIVE music by The Greg Warren Band on the RNCFR Tailgate Party Stage

9:45 p.m. – Autographs at the RNCFR Tailgate Party

10:30 p.m. – RNCFR after party at Satisfaction Orlando Resort – Location: 1500 North Thacker Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741

Saturday, April 9th

11 a.m. – RNCFR Tailgate Party opens including shopping, music, Kids Zone, etc.

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.- Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, Family Day

3:15 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. – LIVE music Bird Dog Bobby on the Tailgate Party Stage

3:45 p.m. – Autographs at the RNCFR Tailgate Party

Saturday, April 9th

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night

9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – LIVE music Shotgun Whiskey on the RNCFR Tailgate Party Stage

9:45 p.m. – Autographs at the RNCFR Tailgate Party

10:30 p.m. – RNCFR after party at Satisfaction Orlando Resort – Location: 1500 North Thacker Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741

Sunday, April 10th

10 a.m.- Cowboy Church at Silver Spurs Arena – Location: 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744

11 a.m. – RNCFR Tailgate Party opens including shopping, music, Kids Zone, etc.

11 a.m.- 2:45 p.m. – LIVE music Neon Truckers on the RNCFR Tailgate Party Stage

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, Championship Performance

4:30 p.m. – RAM Champions Parade inside Silver Spurs Arena after the performance


Alcalde Dyer llevará ganado a través del centro de Kissimmee

Comisionados, rancheros, dignatarios montan a caballo para las Finales del Rodeo del Circuito Nacional RAM

Condado de Osceola, Florida – El Alcalde de Orlando Buddy Dyer llevará una unidad de ganado por el centro del pueblo de Kissimmee el 4 de abril en una celebración de la cultura ganadera de Osceola que dará inicio a las Finales del Rodeo del Circuito Nacional RAM del 2016.

"Estoy orgulloso de ser del Condado de Osceola y me siento honrado de haber sido seleccionado para llevar el ganado por un lugar que es muy querido y cercano a mi corazón, el centro de Kissimmee", dijo Dyer, quien también participó el año pasado.  "A través de los años, el Condado de Osceola y la ciudad de Orlando han disfrutado de una gran alianza y este es otro ejemplo de cómo se pueden lograr las cosas trabajando juntos y a su vez tener algo de diversión".

Dyer, quien creció en el Condado de Osceola, será el "Jefe de Camino" una posición que para el parece muy adecuada basado en una descripción de la década de 1890 que muestra cualidades esenciales como: liderazgo, habilidad y calma. 

En el año dos de  los 10 acordados, Osceola, el condado anfitrión está trabajando arduamente para aumentar la experiencia de la fanaticada y plasmar con un nuevo magno acontecimiento el segundo evento más grande de la PRCA.

El mezclar el pasado con el futuro, competidores del RNCFR, algunos verdadero ganaderos de la Florida y dignatarios llevarán el 4 de abril aproximadamente 25 bueyes de cuernos largos por la calle Broadway en el pueblo de Kissimmee a partir de las 3 p.m.  El camino se cerrará al tráfico hasta las 5 p.m., con rótulos de desvío.

La corrida refleja los días cuando Kissimmee fue la "Capital de la ganadería de la Florida" cuando el ganado perdido se quedaba en la corte hasta que sus dueños los reclamaran.

Hoy en día, Florida sigue siendo "Primero en ganado" y con más de 100,000 cabezas de ganado, siendo hogar de ambos las más grandes y 10 mayores operaciones de ganado en los Estados Unidos.

Para el momento en que los peregrinos llegaron a Plymouth Rock, ya había ranchos de ganado en Florida, con miles de cabezas de ganado desde Tallahassee a Kissimmee.  Los cazadores de vacas de la Florida se hicieron famosos en el año 1895 por Frederic Remington mientras este se encontraba en una asignación especial para una revista.  

Se exhorta a la comunidad a que acompañen al grupo para que sean parte de la diversión a lo largo de la calle Broadway y disfruten de una fiesta después del evento en la Avenida Dakin.

Las entradas se encuentran entre los precios de $15 a $25 para boletos individuales dependiendo del evento.  Los niños de 12 y menos entran libre de costo, se acepta para el sábado del Día Familiar por la tarde con 18 y menores (o estudiantes universitarios con ID) son gratis.  El estacionamiento es gratuito este año.  Los boletos para toda la serie están a $65 y  la entrada de Silver Buckle con los mejores asientos estará a $80 por noche.

Para más información de boletos: favor de llamar a Ticketmaster, en ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 y a la oficina de Silver Spurs Arena. Descuentos de grupos de 10 o más también están disponibles llamando al 321-697-3321.

Para obtener información completa sobre el rodeo, vaya a RNCFR.com. Para actualizaciones regulares, fotos, noticias y más, siga el RNCFR en Facebook en Facebook.com/Rncfr, en Twitter en Twitter.com/RNCFR y en Instagram en RncfrKissimmee.

 

SOBRE EL CONDADO DE OSCEOLA

El Condado de Osceola es una comunidad de rápido crecimiento, dinámica e innovadora con historia y tradiciones transmitidas a través de nuestras pioneras familias ganaderas. Como parte del Área Metropolitana de Orlando, con orgullo acomodamos anualmente aproximadamente 7 millones de estadías de huéspedes que disfrutan de acceso fácil al famoso mundo de los parques temáticos de la Florida Central y vistas únicas del Condado de Osceola y nuestra incomparable hospitalidad.

SOBRE EL RNCFR

El torneo RNFCR determina a los campeones del circuito nacional en cada evento.  Los 24 calificados de los 12 circuitos compiten en las dos rondas preliminares del rodeo.  Los mejores ocho concursantes de cada evento avanzan a la ronda semifinal, con todas las puntuaciones anteriores y tiempos de terminación.  Los primeros cuatro pasan a la ronda final – una competencia de muerte súbita que determina al campeón del circuito nacional en cada uno de los 7 eventos de rodeo estándar.

Los concursantes competirán por más de $650,000 en premios.  Los ganadores del evento recibirán un vale de $20,000 para un vehículo nuevo de RAM, un Polaris RANGER UTV, un par de botas exóticas de Justin Boots, trofeo de silla de montar de Cactus Saddlery y una hebilla personalizada de Montana Silversmith, además de sus ganancias.

Además de la acción en rodeo, los aficionados tendrán la oportunidad de experimentar grandes eventos incluyendo una corrida de ganado, Clásico del BBQ de Herencia Floridiana presentado por la sociedad de Kansas City Barbeque, un “Fan Zone” y entretenimiento en vivo.

ACERCA de la PRCA

La PRCA, con sede en Colorado Spring, Colorado, es el mayor y más antiguo rodeo profesional del mundo.  Reconocido como líder en ProRodeo, la PRCA se compromete a mantener los más altos estándares.  La PRCA, una organización basada en membresías, aprueba anualmente aproximadamente 600 rodeos, y hay más de 30 millones de aficionados en los Estados Unidos.  La PRCA presenta a los mejores vaqueros del mundo televisando los principales eventos de este deporte, incluyendo el desafío de campeones de las Finales de Rodeo Nacional Wrangler en CBS Sports Net (canal Dish 158, DirecTV canal 221). El Justin Boots Playoffs y sus Campeonatos, Finales del Rodeo del Circuito Nacional RAM, todas las finales ProRodeo Americano y el Xtreme Bulls Tour serán también televisados en CBS Sports Net, así como en wranglernetwork.com en vivo.  Los rodeos aprobados de la PRCA recaudan más de $ 26 millones para obras de caridades locales y nacionales.  Para una cobertura completa del deporte vaqueros, lea el ProRodeo Sports News, la publicación oficial de la PRCA, y para las actualizaciones diarias de noticias y resultados puede visitar el sitio web oficial de la PRCA, www.prorodeo.com.

2016 Calendario de Eventos

Lunes, 4 de abril

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – The RNCFR Cattle Drive – Location: Downtown Kissimmee – Starts at Osceola County Courthouse and ends on Dakin Ave.

Jueves, 7 de abril

4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – RNCFR Tailgate Party opens including shopping, music, Kids Zone, etc.

4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Pleneros Play on the RNCFR Tailgate Party Stage

6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – Pleneros Play on the RNCFR Tailgate Party Stage

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, Latin Night

9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – LIVE music by Nuvo on the RNCFR Tailgate Party Stage

9:45 p.m. – Autographs at the RNCFR Tailgate Party

10:30 p.m. – RNCFR after party at Satisfaction Orlando Resort – Location: 1500 North Thacker Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741

Viernes, 8 de abril 

7:30 a.m. – Golf Tournament at Royal St. Cloud Golf Links – Location: 5310 Michigan Ave., St.Cloud, FL 34772

4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – RNCFR Tailgate Party opens including shopping, music, Kids Zone, etc.

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, Wrangler National Patriot Night

9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – LIVE music by The Greg Warren Band on the RNCFR Tailgate Party Stage

9:45 p.m. – Autographs at the RNCFR Tailgate Party

10:30 p.m. – RNCFR after party at Satisfaction Orlando Resort – Location: 1500 North Thacker Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741

Sábado, 9 de abril

11 a.m. – RNCFR Tailgate Party opens including shopping, music, Kids Zone, etc.

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.- Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, Family Day

3:15 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. – LIVE music Bird Dog Bobby on the Tailgate Party Stage

3:45 p.m. – Autographs at the RNCFR Tailgate Party

Sábado, 9 de abril

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo, Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night

9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – LIVE music Shotgun Whiskey on the RNCFR Tailgate Party Stage

9:45 p.m. – Autographs at the RNCFR Tailgate Party

10:30 p.m. – RNCFR after party at Satisfaction Orlando Resort – Location: 1500 North Thacker Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741

Domingo, 10 de abril

10 a.m.- Cowboy Church at Silver Spurs Arena – Location: 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744

11 a.m. – RNCFR Tailgate Party opens including shopping, music, Kids Zone, etc.

11 a.m.- 2:45 p.m. – LIVE music Neon Truckers on the RNCFR Tailgate Party Stage

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo, Championship Performance

4:30 p.m. – RAM Champions Parade inside Silver Spurs Arena after the performance