The former Miss Rodeo Florida McKenna Andris says the Homestead Championship Rodeo is different from the rest in the state.
The 74th annual Homestead Championship Rodeo takes place this weekend on January 27, 28 and 29 at the Harris Field, 1034 NE 8 Street, Homestead, Fl. Tickets are available by clicking here.
“There isn’t another field being down south in sunny south Florida and having palm trees behind you. Our arena is different since it is large and outdoors compared to others,” she said. “I think we have the largest arenas in Florida. With the palm trees it’s a great feeling. We always have a packed house.”
The Homestead Rodeo Association’s mission statement is to promote the sport of rodeo and other equestrian activities to benefit the Greater Homestead/Florida City community and support our youth through these activities.
The annual Homestead Championship Rodeo is a tradition that grew out of a group of seventeen founding members who wanted to showcase this unique western sporting event. Founded in 1949, it is one of the oldest annual professional sporting events in South Florida and the only PRCA Rodeo in Miami-Dade County.
Andris, who participated in barling, has been involved with the Homestead Rodeo since 2011 and has traveled to many rodeos across the state. She said she enjoys the animal athletes and there are many competitions fans should look forward to seeing this weekend.
“I enjoy the animal athletes. There is stock coming from Arkansas. They have some of the best of the best. I enjoy the bucking horses,” she said. ”One horse to look out for is 39 Garden City Gal. She went to the Wrangler national rodeo in Las Vegas.
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