Updated: Mar 10
"A VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION THAT EMPHASIZES AGRICULTURE AND EDUCATION TO DEVELOP THE YOUTH OF TEXAS."
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has grown to be one of the largest, most prestigious single events in the city of San Antonio & the state of Texas. The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has a vast history and will be celebrating over 74 years in 2023. Approximately 1.3 million visitors visit the fairgrounds & rodeo each year with over 200 retail shops, 65+ food locations, a large carnival and many agriculture education locations, there is something for the entire family.
The Rodeo uses a tournament-style format of 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! With a total payout of over $1.6 million, the San Antonio Stock Show &Rodeo is one of the highest in the United States.
The success of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is attributed to over 6,000 volunteers who give countless hours to the organization. With community, donor, sponsor and volunteer support, the organization has committed more than $243 million since inception. Through scholarships, grants, endowments, junior livestock auctions, calf scramble program and show premiums the event impacts over 19,000 youth in Texas annually.
Executive Director & CEO Cody Davenport said, “We are thrilled to help future generations of Texas youth achieve their educational goals. The Rodeo staff and our over 6,000 volunteers work diligently to generate as much funds for the youth of Texas as it is at the core of our organization and mission”. Mr. Davenport continues to state, “It is just an amazing event with the support of San Antonio, Bexar County and the State of Texas and all those that attend should feel a sense of pride that they are making a positive impact on our future.”
More than 12,500 Texas college students have benefitted from a San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Scholarship. Approximately 1,500 active scholars attend Texas colleges and universities today. The funds are raised through annual fundraising events as well as the annual Stock Show & Rodeo and are awarded in the form of scholarships, grants, endowments, junior livestock auctions, calf scramble program and show premiums.