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 three days and include Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, Tie-Down Roping, Breakaway Roping, Ribbon Roping, and Team Roping.

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 13-15 Age Division - February 21, 2018 | 8:00am | Expo Hall
Youth Rodeo 16-18 Age Division - February 22, 2018 | 8:00am | Expo Hall

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