My father, Gary Suhl, wanted to give his kids and other kids in Osceola County a place to practice the sport of rodeo. As the story goes on, the kids were making use of the new practice arena on a regular basis. People started to show up to watch the kids practice and socialize. An idea hit my father: Maybe we could start charging for admission and have people come watch these talented kids. This was the dream of my father, so in 1992 we started off with seating for 200 people. Now we can seat 800 and have a 2,000 sq.ft. western saloon. During my father’s life we have had some of the contestants get their start here. These individuals have exceeded their abilities in rodeo. From making it to the PBR, and or joining the PRCA, and some making it to the national finals in Las Vegas.
The rodeo arena features 800 seats of grandstands and a 2 acre arena. The Catch Pen Saloon features a 30′ wooden bar with plenty of barstools, high and low top tables and chairs. Up to 160 guests can enjoy the live music, drinks, and country western decor in our saloon.
Here at Suhls Rodeo, we do team building a bit differently than those city slickers. But if there’s one thing we know better than most, it’s the value of teamwork. Have you ever had to wrangle an entire herd of cattle by yourself at the crack of dawn? I’ll give you a hint, it’s a little easier with the help of your Cowboy buddies! We have put together some amazing team building activities here at Suhls Rodeo that you simply can’t get anywhere else in the great state of Florida!