BOOKS & BRONCS LITERACY PROJECT
The Books & Broncs Literacy Project is intended to educate children in the community about The Homestead Rodeo while encouraging reading. Children from two local first grade classes begin by reading the book "Let's Rodeo!" written by associate member, Taylor Pearce. They then attend the literacy day at the rodeo grounds, the day before the rodeo weekend begins. These children get to learn about different events in the rodeo as well as general knowledge about horses. The South Florida Trail Riders work closely with the Homestead Rodeo Association to make this project happen every year. Taylor is an accomplished artist, who also painted the mural on the HRA office, at the release of "Let's Rodeo!"