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 began offering Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, and Steer Wrestling as well. 

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, 2019.
      - 8 & Under
      - 9-12
      - 13-15
      - 16-18
- Official Roughstock Provider: J&J Rodeo Company
- REQUIRED:
      - Health papers (issued within 30 days)
      - Negative coggins

Entry Deadlines:

Mail-in entries: January 15, 2020
Online entries: January 25, 2020

Schedule of Events: 

8 & Under & 9-12 Age Divisions - February 18, 2020 | 8:00am | Expo Hall
13-15 Age Division - February 19, 2020 | 8:00am | Expo Hall
16-18 Age Division Roughstock Events - February 19, 2020 | 4:00pm | Expo Hall
16-18 Age Division Timed Events - February 20, 2020 | 8:00am | Expo Hall

2019 Results:

8 & Under Poles
8 & Under Barrels
8 & Under Goat Touching
8 & Under Co-Ed Breakaway
9-12 Pole Bending
9-12 Barrel Racing
9-12 Goat Tying
9-12 Co-Ed Breakaway
9-12 Calf Touching
9-12 Ribbon Roping
16-18 Bareback Riding  
16-18 Saddle Bronc Riding  
16-18 Bull Riding
13-15 Pole Bending
13-15 Barrel Racing  
13-15 Goat Tying
13-15 Boys Breakaway  
13-15 Girls Breakaway  
13-15 Ribbon Roping
13-15 Tie-Down Roping
13-15 Team Roping  
16-18 Pole Bending
16-18 Barrel Racing
16-18 Goat Tying
16-18 Boys Breakaway
16-18 Girls Breakaway
16-18 Tie-Down Roping
16-18 Ribbon Roping
16-18 Steer Wrestling
16-18 Team Roping  

Youth Rodeo Finals Results:

16-18 Pole Bending
16-18 Ribbon Roping  
16-18 Breakaway Roping
16-18 Tie-Down Roping
16-18 Goat Tying
16-18 Team Roping
16-18 Barrel Racing  

Thank you to our Youth Rodeo sponsors!

Youth Rodeo presented by: 

Youth Rodeo Champion awards by: 

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