About the Team Roping

The popular sport of Team Roping began when cowboys on a ranch turned a normal ranching procedure into a competition. Team Roping is now one of the six standard rodeo events. A team consists of one “header” and one “heeler.” The steer is given a 10-15 feet head start out of the chute, and then the header and heeler may give chase. If the header leaves the box or “breaks the barrier” before the steer has completed his head start, a five-second penalty is added. The header can rope the steer around the horns, neck, or a horn-neck combination. Once the header catches, he then turns the steer to the left so the heeler can try to rope both of the steer’s hind legs. If the heeler only catches one leg, a five-second penalty is added. Both ropers must dally (have their rope wrapped around the saddle horn) and both horses must be facing the steer in order to stop the clock. A Team Roping run is typically completed in 15 seconds or less.

For the Contestants:

- #11 Team Roping with a #10 Incentive
- Capped at a #6E Heeler
- Limited to 150 entered teams
- Pick One, Draw One
- May enter up to two (2) times
- 4-head Average
- Progressive after two (2)
- Roping will be run in rotations
- TRIAD Numbers only
- Must be a current USTRC or WSTR member
- REQUIRED:
       - Health papers (issued within 30 days)
       - Negative coggins

Schedule of Events:

Team Roping - February 15, 2020 | 10:30am | Expo Hall

Results:

Results will be posted here as they become available.

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About the Breakaway Roping

The roper begins her run from a “roping box”, with a barrier rope across the open front. The box is adjacent to a chute, containing the calf. One end of the breakaway barrier is looped around the calf and released as soon as the calf reaches its advantage point. If the roper beats the calf out of the chute, a 10- second penalty is added to her final time with a “broken barrier”. Once the calf is caught by the cowgirl’s loop, the horse is trained to come to a stop to remove the rope from the saddle horn allowing the calf to “breakaway”. This also allows the flagger (judge) to know when to stop the clock. A fast run is in less than 3 seconds.

For the Contestants:

- Ladies only
- Open to all ages
- Limited to 125 entries
- May enter up to two (2) times
- Two full rounds + a short-go
- WPRA Approval Pending
- REQUIRED:
      - Health papers (issued within 30 days)
      - Negative coggins

Schedule of Events:

Ladies Breakaway Roping - February 17, 2020 | 1:00pm | Expo Hall

2019 Results:

Breakaway Round 1
Breakaway Round 2
Breakaway Average

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To consign a horse to the San Antonio Performance Horse Sale or the Ranch Gelding Sale, please contact:

Premier Equine Auctions
www.premierequineauctions.com
(337) 494-1333 - Office
(806) 786-7539 - Steve Friskup
(337) 794-5737 - Mike Pedersen

Schedule of Events:

Performance Horse Sale Demonstration - February 14, 2020 | 10:00am | Expo Hall
Performance Horse Sale - February 15, 2020 | 10:00am | Auction Barn
Ranch Gelding Stakes Long Go - February 14, 2020 | 10:00am | Expo Hall
Ranch Gelding Stakes Short Go - February 15, 2020 | 8:00am | Expo Hall
Ranch Gelding Sale - February 15, 2020 | 10:00am | Auction Barn

Results:

2019 Performance Horse Sale Results
2019 Ranch Gelding Stakes Results
2019 Ranch Gelding Sale Results


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About the NCHA Cutting

Cutting is one of the most exciting horse sports to watch, and the Horse Show hosts a top-notch competition approved by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA). In competition, horse and rider must work as a team selecting, or “cutting” individual heifers out of the herd and demonstrating their ability to keep it from returning to the group. Horses must react with very little direction or instruction from the rider to receive top scores. The horse’s lightning-fast, smooth maneuvers are breathtaking and awe-inspiring to observe. Years of careful training are invested in each horse, fine-tuning the natural instincts that selective breeding has instilled. This is one of the most exciting events for rider, horse, and spectator.

Schedule of Events:

NCHA Cutting - February 6-8, 2020 | 8:00am | Expo Hall

Entry Deadlines:

Mail-In: January 15, 2020    
Online: January 25, 2020

Class Schedule:

TBD

2019 Results:

Feb 7 - Open
Feb 7 - Non Pro
Feb 7 - $50,000 Limit Amateur
Feb 7 - $25,000 Novice Horse
Feb 7 - $25,000 Novice Non Pro
Feb 7 - $5,000 Novice
Feb 7 - $5,000 Novice Non Pro
Feb 7 - 5/6 Non Pro
Feb 7 - Derby Non Pro
Feb 7 - Derby Open

Feb 8 - Open
Feb 8 - Non Pro
Feb 8 - $50,000 Amateur
Feb 8 - $25,000 Novice Horse
Feb 8 - $35,000 Non Pro
Feb 8 - Junior Youth
Feb 8 - Senior Youth
Feb 8 - $15,000 Amateur
Feb 8 - $2,000 Rider
Feb 8 - 5/6 Open

Feb 9 - Open
Feb 9 - Non Pro
Feb 9 - $50,000 Amateur
Feb 9 - Junior Youth 
Feb 9 - Senior Youth
Feb 9 - $35,000 Non Pro
Feb 9 - $5,000 Novice
Feb 9 - $15,000 Amateur
Feb 9 - $2,000 Rider
Feb 9 - $25,000 Novice

Circuit Results:

Feb 9 - Open
Feb 9 - Non Pro
Feb 9 - $50,000 Amateur
Feb 9 - Junior Youth
Feb 9 - Senior Youth
Feb 9 - $35,000 Non Pro
Feb 9 - $5,000 Novice
Feb 9 - $15,000 Amateur
Feb 9 - $2,000 Rider
Feb 9 - $25,000 Novice

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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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About the Quarter Horse Show

The Quarter Horse is an American original. In fact, it was the first horse breed developed in America, tracing its origin all the way back to the Colonial era. These horses are heavily muscled and compact, and were originally bred to run a short distance faster than any other horse. Today, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is the world’s largest horse breed association, and Texas is ranked #1 in Quarter Horse population. Known for its versatility and athleticism, the Quarter Horse is also highly intelligent and has an excellent temperament. They can be found on the ranch, in the show ring, on the trail, and in the rodeo arena throughout the world.

Schedule of Events:

Quarter Horse Show - February 21-22, 2020 | 7:00am | Expo Hal

Entry Deadlines:

Mail-In: January 15, 2020
Online: January 25, 2020

Class Schedule:

The 2020 Quarter Horse Show class schedule will be posted here soon.

Results:

2019 Quarter Horse Show Results

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About the Paint Horse Show

Native American Indians and cowboys alike treasured the forerunners of today’s Paint Horse for their hardiness and spectacular color patterns. Though still admired for their colorful coats today, strict bloodline requirements have also ensured a horse of superior conformation and ability. Today’s Paint Horse has the intelligence, disposition, and color that make it an ideal partner for pleasure riding, racing, ranching, showing, or rodeoing all over the world. The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo hosts a growing Paint Horse competition approved by the American Paint Horse Association (APHA). These athletic and versatile horses will compete for awards in Halter, Showmanship, English, Western, and Trail classes. 

Schedule of Events:

Paint Horse Show - February 21-22, 2020 | 7:00am | Expo Hall

Entry Deadlines:

Mail-In: January 15, 2020
Online: January 25, 2020

Class Schedule:

The 2020 Paint Horse Show class schedule will be posted here soon.

Results:

2019 Paint Horse Show Results

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About the All Breed Horse Show

The All Breed Horse Show welcomes people of all ages and horses of all breeds. Horses are not required to be registered, and participants do not need a membership with any association or club. The All Breed Horse Show provides those seeking a fun and competitive environment with an excellent opportunity to participate in a major stock show. Classes include youth and adult divisions and feature English, Western, Trail, Equitation, Halter and Color classes.

Schedule of Events:

All Breed Horse Show - February 21-22, 2020 | 7:00am | Expo Hall

Entry Deadlines:

Mail-In: January 15, 2020
Online: January 25, 2020

Class Schedule:

The 2020 All Breed Horse Show class schedule will be posted here soon.

Results:

2019 All Breed Horse Show Results

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About the Horse Skillathon

The Horse Skillathon is an innovative contest designed for students to showcase their knowledge of horses and the horse industry. Contestants apply their book knowledge during a written exam and then perform tasks at hands-on stations. Finally, during a speech round they demonstrate their ability to communicate knowledge of industry issues. The Horse Skillathon is an exciting way for horse enthused students to demonstrate their talents and horse knowledge in a competitive event.

Specific questions related to the Horse Skillathon may be sent to horse@sarodeo.com.

For the Contestants:

- Each contestant must be a member of Texas 4-H or FFA.
- The contest will be divided into three divisions based on the contestant's age as of August 31, 2019.
      - Junior Division: 8-10 years old
      - Intermediate Division: 11-13 years old
      - Senior Division: 14-18 years old

Contest Material:

Horse Skillathon Resource List

Schedule of Events:

Horse Skillathon - February 16, 2020 | 9:00am | Horse Discovery Area

Results:

2019 Horse Skillathon Results

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About the Barrel Race

Barrel Racing contestants compete against the clock to run a cloverleaf pattern around three barrels. The horse and rider are allowed a running start and time is recorded by a highly accurate electronic eye. The contestant may begin on the left or the right side; however, the contestant is disqualified if he/she turns incorrectly around a barrel. Touching a barrel is permitted, however knocking over a barrel results in a penalty.

A good Barrel Racing horse must possess not only speed and agility, but also a good temperament and a big heart. American Quarter Horses are often favored for this event because of their ability to sprint short distances and turn on a dime. American Paint Horses, Appaloosas, and Pintos are also popular mounts. The majority of contestants in barrel racing are women, but quite a few male competitors have also made their mark in the world of barrel racing.

Schedule of Events:

Barrel Race - February 10-11, 2020 | 8:00am | Expo Hall

Entry Deadlines:

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

2019 Results:

Feb 11- Open 5D Barrel Race
Feb 11- Adult 4D Incentive
Feb 11- Senior 4D Incentive
Feb 11- Youth 4D Barrel Race
Feb 11- Youth 8 & Under Incentive
Feb 11- Youth 9-12 Incentive
Feb 11- Youth 13-15 Incentive
Feb 11- Youth 16-18 Incentive
Feb 11- Open 4D Poles
Feb 11- Youth 4D Poles Incentive   
Feb 12 - Open 5D Barrel Race
Feb 12 - Adult 4D Incentive
Feb 12 - Senior 4D Incentive
Feb 12 - Youth 4D Barrel Race
Feb 12 - Youth 8 & Under Incentive
Feb 12 - Youth 9-12 Incentive 
Feb 12 - Youth 13-15 Incentive
Feb 12- Youth 16-18 Incentive
Feb 12 - Open 4D Poles
Feb 12 - Youth 4D Poles Incentive

2019 Average Results:

Open 5D Average Incentive
Youth Average for Scholarship

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The 2020 Horse Show Schedule is available below. 

All dates are tentative and subject to change.

Schedule:

2020 Horse Show Schedule of Events

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The Horse Show Premium List includes schedules, fees, scholarship information, premium payouts, and all rules and regulations regarding the Horse Show events. For complete information regarding a contest or show, please refer to the Premium List.

All times and locations are subject to change.

The 2020 Horse Show Premium List will be available here soon.

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Mail-In Entry Deadline:

January 15, 2020

Online Entry Deadline:

January 25, 2020

Call-In Entry Deadline (for Ladies Breakaway and #11 Team Roping only):

February 1, 2020

To Enter Ladies Breakaway or #11 Team Roping:

Call the office at 210-225-1309

Entry Forms:

Entry forms for all events will be posted here soon.


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This section includes the latest news and updates regarding the Horse Show events.

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The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo holds its Horse Show events in the Expo Hall, which opened in 2010. The Expo Hall totals 315,900 sq. ft., of which 180,900 sq. ft. is climate controlled. The building also features:

  • A competition arena measuring 125 feet wide by 300 feet long
  • 126 prime commercial exhibit spaces
  • Climate controlled warm-up arena and show arena
  • 1,500 spectator seats
  • Approximately 750 new stalls
  • Indoor wash racks
  • Improved unloading areas for trailers


The project was built in two phases. Phase I was made possible through a joint effort between the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. and the Bexar County Community Arenas Board. This phase consists of a 113,400 sq. ft. multi-use, climate controlled building which serves as the Horse Show Arena.

Phase II of the construction project, which was funded by the Bexar County "venue tax" bond that was passed in 2008, includes a 67,500 sq. ft. addition to the multi-use building that includes a warm-up arena and a 145,000 sq. ft stall barn.

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