HOMESTEADS EQUINE ORGANIZATIONS
The Homestead Rodeo actively encourages equestrians and related activities in the South Florida community. While these organizations below are separate and not considered a part of the Homestead Rodeo, they have been active in the community for many years, and both do have roles during pre-events and performance.
Homestead Everglades Posse
The Homestead Everglades Posse is a non-profit organization that was established in 1951. Their purpose is to promote better sportsmanship and horsemanship all while having fun on horseback. All riders in the Posse are amateurs, riding and training their own horse. The Posse consists of cowgirl and cowboy riders of all ages. Posse has performed a synchronized drill pattern on horseback in the Homestead Rodeo every year since 1952, as well as various playdays and events throughout the year.
South Florida Trail Riders
The South Florida Trail Riders actively assists with the Books and Broncs program, and sells the funnel cakes at the Homestead Championship Rodeo. The South Florida Trail Riders are a nonprofit, all-volunteer horse riding organization made up of family, single, and youth members. Their members come from a wide variety of horse interests: breeding, showing, dressage, endurance, farriers, medical, pleasure, trainers and just “plain ole” horse lovers.