About the Youth Rodeo

Since its debut in 2014, the Youth Rodeo has become the fastest-growing, most successful horse event at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. With over 1,000 entries annually, the competition features rodeo’s brightest young athletes.

Events take place over four days and include Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, Tie-Down Roping, Breakaway Roping, Ribbon Roping, and Team Roping. In order to build upon the success of the Youth Rodeo, in 2018 we will also be offering Saddle Bronc Riding (Feb 20), Bareback Riding (Feb 20), Bull Riding (Feb 20), and Steer Wrestling (Feb 22). 

Rodeo events are popular throughout Texas, but the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is the first major stock show to offer a comprehensive competition for youth contestants. The Youth Rodeo celebrates western events that are exciting for both contestants and the general public.

For the Contestants: 

  • Each contestant must be a member of Texas 4-H or FFA.
  • The competition will be divided into four divisions based on the contestant's age as of August 31, 2017:
    • 8 & Under years old
    • 9-12 years old
    • 13-15 years old
    • 16-18 years old 
  • Entry Deadline
    • Mail-In: January 15, 2018
    • Online: January 25, 2018

Schedule of Events:

Youth Rodeo 8 & Under Age Division - February 19, 2018 | 8:00am | Expo Hall
Youth Rodeo 9-12 Age Division - February 20, 2018 | 8:00am | Expo Hall
Youth Rodeo 16-18 Roughstock Events - February 20, 2018 | 3:00pm | Expo Hall
Youth Rodeo 13-15 Age Division - February 21, 2018 | 8:00am | Expo Hall
Youth Rodeo 16-18 Age Division (All events except roughstock)  - February 22, 2018 | 8:00am | Expo Hall

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