NCHA Cutting

Cutting is one of the most exciting horse sports to watch, and the Horse Show hosts a top-notch competition approved by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA). In competition, horse and rider must work as a team selecting, or “cutting” individual heifers out of the herd and... Read More

Youth Rodeo

This three day, all-youth competition will feature select rodeo-type events for Texas 4-H and FFA members. Events will focus on speed and roping competitions including Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Tie-Down Roping, Ribbon Roping, Breakaway Roping, and Team Roping.  The Youth Rodeo... Read More

Quarter Horse Show

The Quarter Horse is an American original.  In fact, it was the first horse breed developed in America, tracing its origin all the way back to the Colonial era.  These horses are heavily muscled and compact, and were originally bred to run a short distance faster than any other... Read More

Paint Horse Show

Native American Indians and cowboys alike treasured the forerunners of today’s Paint Horse for their hardiness and spectacular color patterns.  Though still admired for their colorful coats today, strict bloodline requirements have also ensured a horse of superior conformation and... Read More

Open Horse Show

The Open Horse Show welcomes people of all ages and horses of all breeds.  Horses are not required to be registered, and participants do not need a membership with any association or club.  The Open Horse Show provides those seeking a fun and competitive environment with an excellent... Read More

Horse Skillathon

The Horse Skillathon is an innovative contest designed for students to showcase their knowledge of horses and the horse industry.  Contestants apply their book knowledge during a written exam and then perform tasks at hands-on stations.  Finally, during a speech round they demonstrate... Read More

Barrel Racing Events

Barrel Racing contestants compete against the clock to run a cloverleaf pattern around three barrels. The horse and rider are allowed a running start and time is recorded by a highly accurate electronic eye. The contestant may begin on the left or the right side; however, the contestant is... Read More

Team Penning

Team Penning began as a demonstration of ranching skills, and quickly became a popular competitive event.  Quick horses, determined riders, and a touch of luck are the main components of a winning team in this sport.  Cattle are numbered in groups of three, and each team (consisting of... Read More

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

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