Visitors to this summer’s 43rd Annual 2023 Clearwater Rodeo will be greeted with a pleasant surprise. More seating!
Always keeping an eye out for things that will benefit the club and community, the Silver Bullet Saddle Club (SBSC), home of the rodeo, won the new bleachers off an online auction site. The section they were fortunate enough to get was 82’ long, which they cut in half to create two 42’ sections. The new bleachers are each 15 rows higher than the current ones, enough to provide seating for 400 to 500 more spectators.
The new bleachers allow the club to be more self-sufficient, as in the past they’ve had to rent additional bleachers for the three-day event. The ones currently at the grounds don’t provide enough seating for all the spectators wanting to enjoy the rodeo.
Local businesses stepped up to help make the new additions a reality. The bleachers were in Nebraska; Anderson Trucking Service was hauling a load in that direction and was able to pick them up on their trip back to Minnesota.
Schendzielos Excavating brought in a skid loader to help unload the bleachers and will be doing the dirt work necessary before they can be set in place at the rodeo grounds. The current bleachers will need to be repositioned as well.
SBSC members brought skid loaders and took time off to help with the unloading as well, President Jesse Andreoff, JSA Services, Board Member Larry Carlson, Larry Carlson Trucking, and Vice President Jeremy Scott, Lawn Rangers LLC.
The club will be making some modifications to their new bleachers before the season starts, including adding a safety rail to each side.
Extra thanks was extended to the community for their continued support and to both the Clear Lake and Clearwater Lions for their generous donations.
To further benefit rodeo visitors, SBSC is considering the possibility of adding a shuttle service to help alleviate parking difficulties at the grounds.
The Silver Bullet Saddle Club is a non-profit, community oriented organization whose members of all ages are dedicated to the education of equine activities and encouraging the humane treatment of all animals. The club prides itself on its family-friendly atmosphere and community involvement.
SBSC is always looking for new members and stress that ownership of a horse isn’t required. Although their largest event is the three-day annual Clearwater Rodeo, the club participates in various parades and other activities throughout the spring and summer and is also home to the ‘Chaos in Clearwater’ demolition derby. To learn more visit SilverBulletSaddleClub.com.