Rodeo

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About the Rodeo

It is belived that rodeo began as a competition between neighboring ranch hands to see who could complete daily livestock tasks the fastest and most efficiently. Over the years, rodeo has evolved into "America's sport". With its roots in the old west, it continues to reinforce and celebrate the... Read More

Announcers, Bullfighters & Barrelman

Rodeo Announcers Hadley Barrett, is back for his 28th year with the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. Born in North Platte, Neb., Hadley now lives in Kersey, Colo., where he loves to golf, fish and work with horses. He was raised in the cattle business, has competed in all rodeo events, and is... Read More

AT&T Center Arena Records

Bareback Riding: 2011 - Kaycee Feild, 93 points, on Brother   Steer Wrestling: 2014 - Timmy Sparing, 3.0 seconds   Team Roping: 2012 - Kaleb Driggers & Jade Corkill, 3.8 seconds   Saddle Bronc Riding: 2008 - Taos Muncy, 92 points, on Cool Alley   Tie-Down... Read More

Bareback Riding

While simplistic in equipment, bareback riding is trickier than it looks. Not only are the horses powerful, but the riders must be in excellent physical shape to stay aboard during the ride. With nothing to hold but a suitcase-like handle on a strap, known as a “rigging”, the cowboy... Read More

Barrel Racing

Three barrels, one horse and one woman—simplistic and graceful…until you throw in a stopwatch! The rider must race around the barrels in a cloverleaf pattern, while making sure not to knock any over. The horse must be not only swift, but accurate in its ability to maneuver around... Read More

Bull Riding

Intentionally climbing on the back of a bull—sounds fun, right? What if that bull weights 2,000+ pounds and explodes from a gate with one thing on his mind: to get you off his back. Those who are brave enough (and have a craving for adrenaline) climb in the chutes onto these unpredictable... Read More

Saddle Bronc Riding

Saddle bronc riding: rodeo’s classic event. It derived from the practice of breaking saddle horses, but evolved into an event that combines strength, style, grace, and rhythm. The contestant sits in a saddle, much like one that you would ride comfortably in, but there is no saddle horn at... Read More

Steer Wrestling

Speed and Strength. Sounds simple enough, right? With a world record sitting at 2.4 seconds, steer wrestling is anything but simple. The objective of steer wrestling (also known as “bulldogging”), is to use technique and strength to wrestle a steer to the ground as quickly as... Read More

Team Roping

Partnership, precise timing, and anticipation—this is what team roping is about. Between header and heeler, this is the only true team event in rodeo. Both begin in their respective “boxes”—a three-sided fenced area with an opening facing the arena—on either side... Read More

Tie-Down Roping

Like many rodeo events, the roots of tie-down roping can be traced back to the working ranches of the Old West. Of course, being quick and accurate with a rope has always been a large part of this event, but as it evolved, being a quick sprinter as well as a good horseman, has become necessary to... Read More


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