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, 2020.
      - 8 & Under
      - 9-12
      - 13-15
      - 14-18 (Roughstock events only)
      - 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, 2021
Online entries: January 25, 2021
Late entries: February 1, 2021

Entry Forms:

2021 Youth Rodeo entry forms will be available here soon.

Schedule of Events: 

Youth Rodeo - February 22-25, 2021 | Start Time TBD | Freeman Coliseum
*The Youth Rodeo daily event schedule will be posted here soon.*

Premium List:

The 2021 Premium List will be available soon.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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