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Experience The Rodeo

Rodeo Action Begins: Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022


At the 2022 Rodeo, come see 19 PRCA Rodeo performances followed by entertainment along with special rodeo performances on specific nights - Noche Del Vaquero*, Ranch Rodeo** and Xtreme Bulls. Doors open 90 minutes prior to each performance.

Each action-packed PRCA Rodeo kicks off with the patriotic Grand Entry and features bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. You don't want to miss the specialty acts as well as mutton bustin' and the calf scramble.

*Noche del Vaquero -A celebration of South Texas heritage, the Noche del Vaquero will honor the traditions, artistic skills and pageantry of our culture. See Ballet Folkloricó, escaramuzas, Bull & Bronco riding, charro and mariachi exhibitions.

**Ranch Rodeo - A throwback to the old west when neighboring ranches would get together to see whose cowboys were the best riders, the best ropers and generally the toughest hands. Teams of real working cowboys in direct competition with one another in events similar to the tasks they face every day such as steer loading, calf branding, roping and some fun events as well.

Rodeo Format

Our tournament-style format includes 19 PRCA rodeo performances where contestants compete back to back in each Bracket. The top four (4) money winners advance to a Semifinal Round and the top five (5) out of each Semifinal advance to the Finals. The most money earned at the end of the Finals will be crowned the San Antonio Rodeo Champion!

Updated 2022 Format COMING SOON (Example Below)

Rodeo Wildcard

On Saturday, February 26 at 1:00 PM, the 10 contestants in each event who did not advance to the Finals from the Semifinal will have one more chance to make it into the Finals. The highest score and fastest time wins!

Who Competes at the Rodeo?

The San Antonio Rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the Women's Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA).

The PRCA and WPRA rodeo seasons begin on October 1 and end September 30 each year.

Contestants are eligible to enter based on the below criteria:

PRCA

  • Top 45 contestants in each event in the 2020 PRCA World Standings
  • Top 5 contestants in each event in the 2021 PRCA World Standings

WPRA

  • Top 37 contestants in the 2020 WPRA World Standings
  • Top 4 contestants from the 2020 WPRA Tour Standings
  • Top 9 contestants from 2021 WPRA World Standings

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