At the intersection of cattle & art


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The Florida Cow Culture Preservation Committee (FCCPC) is preparing for a historic Quincentennial Celebration in December 2021 to honor 500 years of Cattle in Florida. As part of this celebration, cow hunters from across the state will drive 1,000 cattle through central Florida for seven days and will conclude at trail’s end with a grand party, open to the public.

As part of this celebration, FCCPC is partnering with local artists to create the Ponce de Leon 1521 Herd of 7 – seven life-sized fiberglass cracker bulls to represent the seven cattle that were brought over by the Spaniards in 1521. Once the bulls have been created, they will travel the state at numerous public events before they are auctioned off.

This three-year project will culminate with seven hand-sculpted fiberglass Bulls. A select group of artists are commissioned to paint or embellish the Bulls.

Calendar of Events


Unveiling of Bulls
Bulls stay on display at Sponsor’s designated area for one year


Bulls are gathered up and start their journey as a herd to display at requested locations around the great State of Florida, to awe and educate communities of their historical significance.


Bulls are officially herded up and corralled for the Great Florida Cattle Drive 2021 Auction!

Sponsor Information & Artists

This is a public artworks project

Sponsors for the bulls are:

Lightsey Cattle Company
Cary & Marcia Lightsey, Owners
1401 Sam Keen Road
Lake Wales, FL 33898
(863) 528-4323

Kissimmee Valley Livestock & Fair Inc.
Pam Plylar or Larry Berry, General Manager
1911 Kissimmee Valley Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744
(321) 697-3050

Mosaic Fertilizer LLC
Heather Nedley, Public Affairs Manager
215 So. Monroe Street, Suite 730
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(863) 733-4064

Smith Growers
PO Box 421945
Kissimmee, FL  34742

Walter Farms
Larry & Lausanne Walter, Owners
9613 Alturas Babson Park Cut Off Road
Bartow, FL 33830
(407) 873-0817

Florida Cracker Kitchen
Blair and Ethan Hensley, Owners
966 E. Jefferson Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 585-7276 Blair

Traders Hill Farm
Dick Blaudow, Owner
Tracy Nazzaro, Manager
30829 Foghorn Lane
Hilliard, FL 32046
(904) 845-2627

The artists commissioned to paint the bulls are:

Susan Sturm Menand
633 Crooked Pine Court
Apopka, FL 32712
Cell # 407.310.0097

Deborah Herbert
30855 Shady Ln Terr
Myakka City, Florida 34251

Jerri Phillips
7216 US Hwy 301 N #101
Ellenton, FL 34222
(941) 809-5059

Monica Goodwin Turner
5220 State Road 66
Sebring Florida 33875

Hobby Campbell
Arbuckle Creek Road
Sebring, FL 33870

Sadie Dymmek
Kissimmee, FL

Linda Ballantine Brown
17451 NE 2nd Place
Williston, FL 32696
(352) 528-4525