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

2017 Results

8 & Under Poles - Monday, February 13
9-12 Poles - Monday, February 13
13-15 Poles - Monday, February 13
16-18 Poles - Monday, February 13
8 & Under Barrels - Monday, February 13
9-12 Barrels - Monday, February 13
13-15 Barrel Race - Monday, February 13
16-18 Barrel Race - Monday, February 13
8 & Under Goat Touching - Tuesday, February 14
9-12 Goat Tying - Tuesday, February 14
13-15 Goat Tying - Tuesday, February 14
16-18 Goat Tying - Tuesday, February 14
8 & Under Co-Ed Breakaway - Tuesday, February 14
9-12 Co-Ed Breakaway - Tuesday, February 14
13-15 Boys Breakaway - Tuesday, February 14
13-15 Girls Breakaway - Tuesday, February 14
16-18 Boys Breakaway - Tuesday, February 14
16-18 Girls Breakaway - Tuesday, February 14
9-12 Calf Touching - Tuesday, February 14
13-15 Tie-Down Roping - Tuesday, February 14
16-18 Tie-Down Roping - Tuesday, February 14
9-12 Ribbon Roping - Wednesday, February 15
13-15 Ribbon Roping - Wednesday, February 15
16-18 Ribbon Roping - Wednesday, February 15
13-15 Team Roping - Wednesday, February 15
16-18 Team Roping - Wednesday, February 15

Youth Rodeo Finals

16-18 Poles - Wednesday, February 15
16-18 Ribbon Roping - Wednesday, February 15
16-18 Breakaway Roping - Wednesday, February 15
16-18 Tie Down - Wednesday, February 15
16-18 Goat Tying - Wednesday, February 15
16-18 Team Roping - Wednesday, February 15
16-18 Barrels - Wednesday, February 15

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