About our Committees
Here you'll find information about our committees. Join one of our San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Volunteer Committees today.
Agricultural Mechanics Committee
The Ag Mechanics Committee coordinates and manages the Junior Agricultural Mechanics Show held during the last week of the Stock Show & Rodeo. The Junior Agricultural Mechanics Show is open to qualifying Texas FFA and 4H members who construct projects such as agricultural machinery, trailers, livestock equipment, outdoor equipment, and tractor restoration. Committee members will be involved in hosting the event as well as set-up, soliciting funds and prizes, and providing hospitality to our exhibitors.
The Ambassador Committee promotes the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo throughout South and Central Texas by participating in many events, festivals/fairs, livestock shows and parades from March through mid-December. The Ambassadors participate in speaking to a variety of civic organizations such as 4H and FFA Clubs to assist in developing interest, participation and attendance at all San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo events. The Ambassadors also host Rodeo Star Experience patrons during each Rodeo performance.
The Auction Committee solicits contributions for the purchase of animals during the Junior Livestock Auction. By supporting the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Junior Livestock Auction, contributors help Texas youth in their agricultural and educational endeavors. Contributions may be made online or in person during the auctions, or by calling 210-225-5851, ext. 221 or 222 on auction days. One may "add on" amounts to an animal’s selling price after the auction dates by calling 210-225-5851. The cut-off date for the auction is March 15, 2016.
The Bar-B-Que Committee produces and coordinates the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Annual Bar-B-Que Cook-off & Festival. The Bar-B-Que Cook-off is one of the largest BBQ cook-offs in the state of Texas and is held in January each year. The fun-filled weekend kicks off on Friday night with live music and on Saturday includes a Bar-B-Que Trade Show, children's games and activities, shopping, live music and over 300 cooking teams!
Calf Scramble Committee
The Calf Scramble Committee's primary purpose is to raise funds for the Calf Scramble Program. The committee also coordinates the Calf Scramble event held during each Rodeo performance. The committee is dedicated to supporting FFA and 4-H students in the purchase of a breeding animal to be raised and exhibited the following year at the Stock Show. In addition, the committee organizes and oversees the annual Boots 'N Shoot clay shooting fundraising event which supports the Calf Scramble program.
Cowboy Church Committee
The Cowboy Church Committee provides an opportunity for fellowship by coordinating a non-denominational worship service held on Sundays during the Stock Show & Rodeo. A special effort is made to reach out to exhibitors, patrons and San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo volunteers who give their time on Sundays during the Rodeo and rodeo contestants who are on the road and unable to worship at their home churches. In addition to helping with Sunday services, various committee members reach out to the other committees to offer pre-meeting prayers and meal blessings. The Cowboy Church purpose: To glorify God by sharing His spirit throughout all aspects of the Rodeo. We will accomplish this mission by offering relevant worship opportunities, raising the awareness of Cowboy Church to our five primary audiences, being fiscally responsible with the resources provided and maintaining a strong volunteer base.
Cowboy Golf Classic Committee
The Cowboy Golf Classic is a sub-committee of the Rodeo Contestant Hospitality that oversees the Cowboy Golf Classic Tournament during the annual Stock Show & Rodeo. Proceeds from the Cowboy Golf Classic Tournament benefit the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.
Craft Beer Committee
The Craft Beer Committee oversees and hosts activities in the H-E-B Craft Beer Tap Room. This committee works diligently to ensure that the craft beers poured in the Tap Room are some of the finest available. Craft Beers are highlighted via educational tasting's and samplings organized by the committee throughout the eighteen days of the Stock Show & Rodeo. The Craft Beer Committee members have created a unique "cowboy chic" setting for the Tap Room in which guests can relax, play games and enjoy exceptional craft beer. Proceeds from sales in the H-E-B Craft Beer Tap Room help support the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo’s Mission as “a volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas.”
Fajita Corral Committee
The Van De Walle Fajita Corral began serving fajitas in 1986 to raise money for the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund. The group did not become an official committee until 2005. Volunteers have cooked and sold thousands of fajitas, tacos, barbeque and more. The efforts of the committee volunteers, along with volunteers from the San Antonio business community have contributed over $2 million to the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund.
Family Fair Committee
The Family Fair Committee helps organize and support the events and grounds entertainment that patrons have come to enjoy each year during the Stock Show & Rodeo. The Family Fair area is comprised of the carnival, educational displays, the Food Court and pavilions. Along with supporting the exhibitors and assisting with the activities in the Family Fair area, the committee is also responsible for the landscaping and overall grounds development and presentation.
Frontier Club Committee
The Frontier Club Committee provides support and oversight of the restaurants and clubs for rodeo patrons, volunteers and life members. There are both public and membership-only venues for guests and rodeo fans to enjoy during the Stock Show & Rodeo. These venues include The Saddles and Spurs Club, The Terrace Club and The Frontier Club. Membership fees help support the Scholarship Fund and the Junior Livestock Auction.
Go Rodeo Roundup Committee
The Go Rodeo Roundup Committee hosts the can’t-miss San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo event of October! The Go Rodeo Roundup is one of the largest fundraisers for the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund; it is the hard work and dedication of this committee that makes it all possible. Guests enjoy gourmet catering, a full assortment of beverages and entertainment from some of country music’s greatest entertainers. The committee is made up of people of all ages, professions and backgrounds. Committee member duties include coordination and solicitation of door prizes, silent and live auction items, decoration and theme planning, pre-selling tickets to the fundraiser, and of course, inviting your friends, family, colleagues and clients to attend the big event!
Grounds and Admission Committee
The Grounds and Admission Committee serve as the first welcoming point for volunteers, rodeo participants, personnel and media who enter the Stock Show & Rodeo. The committee is also responsible for distribution of parking stickers, ground passes and committee badges. The Grounds and Admission Committee handles general questions about parking, items left or misplaced on the grounds and the overall rules and regulations of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The Grounds and Admission Committee office is located inside the West Gate A entrance adjacent to Police Headquarters and is open 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. daily during the entire run of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
Hall of Fame Committee
The Hall of Fame Committee is responsible for gathering and organizing all information regarding the history of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The committee hosts the Annual Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony. They receive nominations for individuals to become Hall of Fame inductees. Inductees are individuals who have contributed to the development and success of the Stock Show & Rodeo. During the show, the Hall of Fame Committee mans the Hall of Fame building and helps patrons, sponsors and donors who are passing through, learn about those inducted into the Hall of Fame, the origins of the Stock Show & Rodeo and the rich history of the show.
Horse Show Committee
The Horse Show Committee coordinates and manages the horse shows to include Charreada and Ranch Rodeo as well as horse sales during the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The committee also handles the unloading, stalling and loading of horse show exhibitors and PRCA contestants and their animals. This includes checking animal health papers on all horses entering the grounds. The committee operates the feed store that supplies needs for the horse and livestock exhibitors, the PRCA contestants and the Petting Zoo and Family Fair attractions. The committee hosts the Horse Show and educates visitors about the equine industry through the Horse Discovery exhibit located in the Expo Hall.
The Hospitality Committee extends a warm welcome to guests as they enter and move about the grounds. It is the goal of the Hospitality Committee to ensure that all guests enjoy their rodeo experience. This is accomplished by being highly visible, extremely helpful and very approachable. The committee supports the efforts of the Marketing Department by providing attendees with up-to-date information, schedules and maps, as well as aiding guests in locating their destinations, ATM machines, lost family members and more. The Hospitality Committee embodies the true spirit of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo by delivering extraordinary service with a smile.
The International Committee strengthens relationships with leaders of Mexico and other visiting countries with agricultural interests. The International Room is designated for meetings and filled with pertinent information on various subjects related to Texas, livestock and agriculture. The information provided and relationships built by the committee benefit and promote the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo agricultural industry.
Invitational Golf Tournament Committee
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo's Invitational Golf Tournament Committee organizes and hosts the annual Invitational Golf Tournament in September. The tournament consists of 36 teams of five players each. Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund.
Junior Shoot-Out Committee
The Junior Shoot-Out Committee organizes and administers a youth shotgun contest held during the first week of the Stock Show & Rodeo. The Shoot-Out is a Junior Contest of the Stock Show & Rodeo and is open to qualifying Texas FFA and 4H members. Since it began in 2013, the Junior Shoot-Out has grown into the richest youth clay target competition in the country. Shotgun shooters between the ages of 9 and 18 travel from across the state to compete in trap, sporting clays and other shooting games. Shooting clinics with classroom and field instruction are taught by industry professionals for contestants, parents and coaches. The purpose of the Junior Shoot-Out is to promote excellence in the shooting sports and academic achievement through attention to education, commitment and gratitude.
Let's Rodeo Ball Committee
The Let's Rodeo Ball Committee produces one of the major fundraising events for the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund. The Ball is held in January in the Freeman Coliseum and provides a spectacular night of first-class entertainment, dining and dancing.
The Livestock Committee assists with all aspects of the Livestock Show. From welcoming contestants as they arrive on the grounds, to the operational set-up of the show rings, the Livestock Committee has a place for everyone among its 16 subcommittees. They assist with over 12,500 contestants and more than 25,000 livestock entries that pass through the gates each year. Committee volunteers vary in background. Some possess no previous livestock experience, while others are experts in the field. Duties may include: leading contestants through check-in, distributing information, assisting in the loading and unloading of animals and equipment, and assisting with the auctions and scholarship ceremonies. During the Show, many of the subcommittees run 24 hours a day, allowing volunteers the flexibility to work around their daily schedules.
The Medical Committee is made up of medical professionals, including physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, athletic trainers and others with medical training. The committee provides basic first aid and emergency services to visitors, volunteers, committee members, exhibitors, staff and competitors during the annual Stock Show & Rodeo, as well as during several other fundraising events. Membership is subject to meeting specific criteria and guidelines for the Medical Committee.
Military Affairs Committee
The Military Affairs Committee assists the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in fostering relationships with the local branches of military.
The Operations Committee is made up of dedicated, hard-working members that work before, during and after the Stock Show & Rodeo. The primary responsibilities of the Operations Committee include setting up, maintaining and breaking down the rodeo arena inside the AT&T Center, and the various facades, tent wraps and signs around the show grounds. They acquire the equipment needed by all committees for the setup and maintenance of their various events, acquire and distribute supplies and materials for committees, provide signage for various events and committees, perform minor construction for various projects throughout the year, and assist other committees as needed. The main objective is to keep the Show running as smoothly as possible.
Past Chairmen's Committee
The Past Chairman's Committee is comprised of former San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Chairmen and leaders who bring years of dedication and experience to the Show.
Public Affairs Committee
The Public Affairs Committee has the responsibility of gathering information from patrons for a marketing survey. The committee is also responsible for the media check-in and transport of all media crews. In addition, the Public Affairs Committee acts as a liaison to the city, county and military organizations, encouraging their participation in the Stock Show & Rodeo and its annual events. The Public Affairs Committee also promotes and manages the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo's "Rodeo Wrangler Kid's Club." This fun, interactive group of youngsters enjoys being the first to hear announcements from the Stock Show & Rodeo, as well as receive invitations to pre and post rodeo events. The Communications Sub Committee consists of volunteers and media personnel whose function is to provide information and publicity to promote the events of the Stock Show & Rodeo. In addition to developing public service announcements for radio and television, the sub-committee serves as the voice for announcements made on the grounds as well as frequently serving as Master of Ceremonies for many of the annual fundraising events.
Raffle Ticket Committee
The Raffle Ticket Committee sells tickets for the annual raffle held during the final performance of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The committee supports Texas youth by raising funds for the purchase of animals during the Junior Livestock Auctions. Throughout the calendar year, this committee sells raffle tickets to individuals and companies wishing to enter for a chance to win an array of prizes. The committee also sets up at various locations during the Stock Show & Rodeo to sell raffle tickets to "last minute" purchasers.
Ranch Rodeo Committee
The Ranch Rodeo Committee hosts the Annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo's South Texas Ranch Rodeo Finals. The top six teams from the previous year's Ranch Rodeo circuit qualify for an invitation to this prestigious event for an opportunity to compete for the Championship Title. The fast-paced events included in the Ranch Rodeo are exciting to watch and guaranteed to make you want to see more. Ranch Rodeo events are backed by hundreds of years of ranching heritage that showcase the cowboy athletes who will do just about anything to claim the Championship Title. A limited number of tickets are available for this event. Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships benefit the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund.
Rodeo Contestant Hospitality Committee
The Rodeo Contestant Hospitality Committee provides a warm Texas-size welcome to all PRCA and WPRA contestants and their immediate family during the annual Stock Show & Rodeo. The committee strives to provide a family environment for the contestants and their family members while they are competing in San Antonio. They serve over three hundred warm, nourishing meals per performance in the comfortable, cozy, and friendly Hospitality Room. The committee hosts a contestant autograph session, which enables contestants to interact with the fans. The Rodeo Contestant Hospitality Committee is also responsible for organizing and hosting Mutton Bustin’ participants. The greatest hospitality in Texas is offered to make contestants feel welcome in hopes they would like to return to our Show in the future. The Rodeo Contestant Hospitality Committee also oversees the Cowboy Golf Classic Tournament during the annual Stock Show & Rodeo. Proceeds from the Cowboy Golf Classic Tournament benefit the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.
Rodeo Retail Committee
The Rodeo Retail Committee assists the retail vendors who provide San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo patrons with a diverse shopping experience. Farm and ranching equipment and supplies as well as the latest fashions in western clothing, furniture, jewelry and art are all displayed and sold during the Show. Volunteers of the committee assure continued excellence, quality and diversity of the retail vendors.
Rodeo Ticket Committee
The Rodeo Ticket Committee meets monthly from August through February and is a high energy committee. The members come from all walks of life, such as retirees, service members, educators, entrepreneurs, sales professionals, bankers, ranchers, students and business people. The goal of the committee is to share the rodeo experience and sell rodeo and carnival tickets. This dedicated group of volunteers work with area businesses by providing online links for ticket purchases; being present at remotes taking place at various places of business to sell tickets; performing general ticket sales to companies and individuals, as well as performing other community outreaches to numerous civic, military, professional, and charitable organizations.
S.A.L.E. For Kids Committee
The S.A.L.E. for Kids Committee is made up of young professionals with strong ties to the San Antonio community and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Many of the members are second and third generation volunteers of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. Every fall, the committee hosts a fundraiser which includes a live and silent auction, fully catered dinner, live music and dancing. The S.A.L.E. for Kids event proceeds are donated to the Junior Livestock Auction and to the Scholarship Fund. The committee welcomes new members in March and April of every year.
School Tours Committee
The School Tours Committee offers a fun and educational program designed for young people to learn about the rodeo, livestock and the important role agriculture plays in the economy. Kindergarten through third grade students are guided around the Stock Show & Rodeo by local FFA and 4-H high school tour guides. The students get a taste of Texas heritage and witness first-hand the fun and excitement offered at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The School Tours Committee also hosts the annual Youth Day competitions and festivities on the grounds at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
The Souvenir Committee is dedicated to promoting the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo by selling the official logo and licensed merchandise. This committee runs eight booths during the Show that stock a myriad of items. A partial list of the items includes caps, T-shirts, insulated mugs, koozies and jackets. Proceeds benefit the S.A.L.E. Scholarship Fund. Souvenir Committee also has booths at Cowboy Breakfast, Bar-B-Que Cook-Off, Western Heritage Parade and Junior Shoot-Out. The Rodeo Program helps provide funds for the scholarship fund by: (1) selling advertising in the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo souvenir program and (2) selling advertising on the benches and barrels located throughout the Stock Show & Rodeo grounds. The Rodeo Program Sub-Committee compiles, sells and distributes the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Souvenir Program in the AT&T Center and at other locations throughout the grounds. The annual Souvenir Program contains comprehensive information about the Stock Show & Rodeo and provides "behind-the-scenes" details on the people, places and events held during the entire run of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
Trail Ride Committee
The Trail Ride Committee works with the Trail Riders Association in its efforts to promote the Annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. More than 3,500 riders from 12 locations in South and Central Texas give up the comforts of home and take to the open road on horseback and in wagons to celebrate our western heritage. The ride concludes on the first Saturday of the Stock Show & Rodeo in grand fashion as each of the trail ride groups are recognized as they ride into the AT&T Center.
Western Art Committee
The Western Art Committee holds an annual Western Art Contest for high school students in South Central Texas. The top judged students in this competition are awarded scholarships. The winning pieces are exhibited during the month of January at the Briscoe Western Art Museum and during the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in February. Committee members work with teachers throughout South Central Texas to encourage their students to participate in the contest. Committee members also host the contest and student reception, soliciting funds for scholarships and engage with guests at the Western Art exhibit during the Stock Show to encourage participation and support of our contest.
Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive Committee
The Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive Committee helps produce an annual parade held in January prior to the start of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. This parade features beautiful longhorn cattle, colorfully decorated wagons and dancing groups. Many infantry groups and native heritage groups are also a part of this amazing display of western heritage and culture at its finest. The parade begins at Christus Santa Rosa on Houston Street in downtown San Antonio and proceeds down Houston Street to Alamo Plaza where children can enjoy games and activities.
Wildlife & Natural Resources Committee
The Wildlife and Natural Resources Committee produce the Texas Wildlife Expo. It is the goal of the committee to help ensure that future generations are provided ample opportunities to understand, appreciate, learn to protect, and enjoy the great outdoors. The Expo has an array of attractions and demonstrations designed to create fun, inviting ways to learn about the Texas outdoors. The Wildlife and Natural Resources Committee was formed so that wildlife and natural resources, integral elements of agriculture, could be showcased along side and in the same manner as traditional agriculture.
The Wine Committee produces a wine competition each fall in which hundreds of the finest native Texas wines, and wines from across the United States are showcased, sampled and judged by an exclusive panel of hand-selected judges. In addition to this competition, the committee produces and manages a "Wine Garden" during the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo where patrons can taste and purchase award winning wines from the competition. The proceeds from the wine sales benefit the Scholarship Fund and viticulture programs for the youth of Texas.