RodeoHouston® is comprised of two different competitions: the Super Series and the Super Shootout®: North America's Champions, presented by Crown Royal. Both competitions total a $2.17 million payout, with more than 300 contestants, and an average of 1.37 million fans. 


  • Super Series purse = $1,740,000
  • Super Shootout purse = $262,750
  • Bonus Fee Program = $161,100
  • Total Purse = $2.17 million

Past Champions

Search as far back as 1938 for the RodeoHouston® champions. Search by year, event, champion, money, or even by hometown. 

Past Champions

Profiles & Scores

Learn about your favorite rodeo athletes, and see how they scored during the Super Series or Super Shootout. The 2017 profiles and scores will be posted once available.

Rodeo 101

Know the in's and out's of RodeoHouston®, including the events, records, High Flyin' awards and more. Meet the personnel, announcers, bull fighters and more. 

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2017 RODEOHOUSTON® Schedule

Performance Date Time
Super Series I, Round 1 Tuesday, March 7 6:45 p.m.
Super Series I, Round 2 Wednesday, March 8 6:45 p.m.
Super Series I, Round 3 and Super Series I Championship Thursday, March 9 6:45 p.m.
Super Series II, Round 1 Friday, March 10 6:45 p.m.
Super Series II, Round 2 Saturday, March 11 3:45 p.m.
Super Series II, Round 3 and Super Series II Championship Sunday, March 12 3:45 p.m.
Super Series III, Round 1 Monday, March 13 6:45 p.m.
Super Series III, Round 2 Tuesday, March 14 6:45 p.m.
Super Series III, Round 3 and Super Series III Championship Wednesday, March 15 6:45 p.m.
Super Series IV, Round 1 Thursday, March 16 6:45 p.m.
Super Series IV, Round 2 Friday, March 17 6:45 p.m.
Super Series IV, Round 3 and Super Series IV Championship Saturday, March 18 3:45 p.m.
Super Series V, Round 1 Sunday, March 19 3:45 p.m.
Super Series V, Round 2 Monday, March 20 6:45 p.m.
Super Series V, Round 3 and Super Series V Championship Tuesday, March 21 6:45 p.m.
Semifinal 1 Wednesday, March 22 6:45 p.m.
Semifinal 2 Thursday, March 23 6:45 p.m.
Wild Card Friday, March 24 6:45 p.m.
RodeoHouston® Super Series Championship Saturday, March 25 3:45 p.m.
RodeoHouston® Super Shootout Sunday, March 26 3:45 p.m.

Livestock Care

The sport of rodeo is as much about livestock as it is cowboys and cowgirls — bulls and horses trying to buck riders off and steers testing their speed against cowboys. RodeoHouston® provides for the best possible safety and well-being of rodeo livestock as well as contestants. RodeoHouston® follows strict requirements regarding the equipment cowboys use in the arena.

Most questions regarding rodeo livestock concern the use of flank straps and spurs. The flank strap, which enhances the livestock's bucking action, is a sheepskin-lined strip of leather placed behind the horse's rib cage. Rules strictly regulate the use of the strap, which must have a quick-release buckle. Sharp or cutting objects are never placed in the strap.

Dull spurs are utilized by cowboys in three events — bareback riding, saddle bronc and bull riding. Requirements mandate that spurs have blunt rowels (the star-shaped wheel located on the spur) that are approximately one-eighth of an inch thick and therefore cannot cut the livestock. Riders using non-regulation spurs are disqualified.

A licensed veterinarian remains at the RodeoHouston® arena at all times in the event that any livestock becomes ill or injured during any of the 20 rodeo performances.

As with any sport, these livestock are athletes, and there is always a chance of injury. However, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ ensures that all livestock at RodeoHouston® are treated with appropriate care.


Fan Zone

RodeoHouston® brings superstar rodeo athletes to thousands of fans every night. The Fan Zone offers an opportunity for fans of all ages to meet the real cowboys and cowgirls who bring this larger-than-life sport to Houston every spring. Take home a piece of RodeoHouston® with an autographed back number replica from all-star athletes. A Rodeo ticket is required for entry into NRG Stadium, and the Fan Zones are located on the main concourse level, in sections 109 and 124.


FOX Sports Southwest livestreams RodeoHouston® every night on the web and on the FOX Sports GO mobile app, plus television broadcasts on select performances including RodeoHouston® Super Series Semifinal 1, Semifinal 2, Wild Card and Championship Rounds, and the RodeoHouston® Super Shootout®: North America’s Champions, presented by Crown Royal. Fans may also see preview specials, rodeo athlete profiles and nightly recaps.