2020 News Update




Friday, May 29, 2020

Livestock Show Exhibitor Refunds and Premium Payouts

REFUNDS: Entry fee refunds have been mailed to exhibitors for the Open Show and to County 4-H Club/FFA Chapters for Junior Show. The list of shows/contests with refunds are as follows:

Junior Show
  • Ag Mechanics Project Show
  • Ag Product ID
  • Ag Public Speaking
  • Ag Robotics
  • Archery
  • Dairy Judging
  • Food Challenge
  • Livestock Judging
  • Vet Science
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Wool Judging
  • Heifer Substitution/Ag Mechanics Substitution Fees
Open Show
  • Dairy Cattle Show
  • Intercollegiate Livestock Judging
  • Intercollegiate Wool Judging
  • Llama and Alpaca Shows
  • Open Breeding Rabbits
  • Sheep Dog Trials

PREMIUM PAYOUTS: Exhibitors who placed in the following shows/contests during the 2020 Show will be processed in the next 10 business days:

  • Ag Science Fair
  • Horse Judging
  • Junior Breeding Gilt show
  • Junior Commercial Steer award premiums
  • Open/Junior Breeding Sheep shows
  • Open/Youth Boer & Dairy Goat shows
  • Open/Youth Cattle shows
  • Open/Youth Cavy shows
  • Youth Meat Pen Rabbit and Youth Breeding Rabbit shows
  • Ranching & Wildlife Poster Board, Video, and Young Guns Contests
  • Range & Pasture Plant ID

Exhibitors in the following shows/auctions will receive premiums in mid to late summer:

  • Junior Breeding Beef Heifer, Dairy Heifer, Market Steer, Market Barrow and Market Poultry Exhibitors. The premium amount for each of these shows is TBD.
  • Junior Commercial Steer point money
  • Market Lamb and Goat Auction
  • School Art Auction

HORSE SHOW REFUND AND PREMIUM PAYOUT UPDATE

Refunds: Refunds for the following shows are now complete.

  • AQHA/APHA All Breed Pole Bending
  • Paint Horse Show
  • Youth Horse Show
  • Donkey and Mule Show

Premium Payouts: We are in the process of paying premiums for the following events and are pleased to announce we will have those checks ready to be mailed in the next 10 business days.

  • NCHA Cutting
  • Ranch Horse Competition
  • AQHA/All Breed Calf Roping
  • Calf Roping Challenge
  • AQHA/All Breed Team Roping
  • Team Roping Challenge
  • AQHA/APHA/All Breed Barrel Racing




Thursday, April 9, 2020

Livestock Show Exhibitor Refunds and Premium Payouts

REFUNDS: In light of the early closure of the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the decision has been made to refund entry fees for the following shows/contests:

Junior Show
  • Ag Mechanics Project Show
  • Ag Product ID
  • Ag Public Speaking
  • Ag Robotics
  • Archery
  • Dairy Judging
  • Food Challenge
  • Livestock Judging
  • Vet Science
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Wool Judging
Open Show
  • Dairy Cattle Show
  • Intercollegiate Livestock Judging
  • Intercollegiate Wool Judging
  • Llama and Alpaca Shows
  • Open Breeding Rabbits
  • Sheep Dog Trials

PREMIUM PAYOUTS: Due to the generosity of our volunteers, donors, auction buyers, sponsors and partners, we will be able to provide premiums as noted below:

  • Junior Market Lamb and Goat exhibitors will receive their guaranteed premium as outlined in the 2020 exhibitor handbook.
  • The Junior Breeding Beef Heifer, Dairy Heifer, Market Steer, Market Barrow and Market Poultry Exhibitors will receive a premium payment. Entry fee refunds will not be processed for these shows since premiums are being awarded to all exhibitors.
  • Junior Breeding Gilt and Breeding Sheep shows will receive premiums based on the show premium schedule for each show.
  • Junior Commercial Steer exhibitors should have received their auction premium payment. Exhibitors also will receive point money and award premiums.
  • The Junior Calf Scramble exhibitors should have received their $500 based on their plan to return to the 2020 Show to exhibit their Scramble Steer or Scramble Heifer.
  • Open/Youth Cattle, Open Breeding Sheep, and Open/Youth Boer & Dairy Goat shows will receive premiums based on the show premium schedule for each show.
  • Youth Meat Pen Rabbit, Youth Breeding Rabbit and Open/Youth Cavy shows will receive premiums based on the show premium schedule for each show.
  • There will be no additional premiums for the 2020 Show.

Horse Show Exhibitor Refunds and Class Payouts

REFUNDS: In light of the early closure of the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the decision has been made to refund entry fees for the following shows:

  • AQHA/APHA/All Breed Pole Bending
  • Paint Horse Show
  • Youth Horse Show
  • Donkey and Mule Show

CLASS PAYOUTS: Due to the generosity of our volunteers, donors, sponsors and partners, we will be able to provide premiums for the following competitions:

  • NCHA Cutting
  • Ranch Horse Competition
  • AQHA/All Breed Calf Roping
  • Calf Roping Challenge
  • AQHA/All Breed Team Roping
  • Team Roping Challenge
  • AQHA/APHA/All Breed Barrel Racing




Monday, March 30, 2020

2020 MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

An email was sent to 2020 corral club members last week.

2020 CORRAL CLUB MEMBERS

Options:
  1. 1- Donate the balance of your 2020 Corral Club membership to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
  2. 2- Roll my 2020 Corral Club membership, valued at $35, to be used for the 2021 Show.
Note: The 2020 Corral Club drink tickets will be valid for use during the 2021 Show.



MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020

Thanks to our donors!

Thanks to the support and generosity of our donors, bids from the 2020 junior online auctions totaled more than $8 million to support our 2020 junior exhibitors. We are still accepting donations through April 1, 2020, at rodeohouston.com/donate, to support these junior exhibitors.





Friday, March 20, 2020

Calf Scramble

All Calf Scramble exhibitors that were planning to exhibit their Scramble Steer or Heifer at the 2020 Show will receive their $500 bonus, even though they were unable to participate. For students who were not able to scramble because of the Show cancellation, we will be holding a random drawing for these Calf Scramble certificates. 





Wednesday, March 18, 2020

2020 Rodeo/Concert Ticket Options & FAQs




Online Auctions to Support 2020 Junior Exhibitors

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will host online auctions, giving registered buyers the opportunity to support the 2020 junior exhibitors. The School Art and Junior Market online auctions will be held Friday, March 20, beginning at 10 a.m. through Saturday, March 21 at 7 p.m. These online auctions are for pre-registered buyers who would have otherwise attended these live auctions.

As these online auctions are for previously registered buyers only, members of the public who want to donate specifically to these junior exhibitors are welcome to contribute here.

“Though public health is paramount, we are heartbroken for the thousands of hardworking junior exhibitors who were unable to participate in the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,” said Joel Cowley, Rodeo president and CEO. “These online auctions will allow these exhibitors to receive the support and recognition they deserve.”

In addition to the School Art online auction, Junior Market online auctions will include Lamb & Goat, Poultry, Barrow and Steer. The School Art online auction will include the 72 pieces of winning artwork from the Rodeo’s 2020 School Art Program, including the Grand Champion Work of Art and Reserve Grand Champion Work of Art. Additionally, the Lamb and Goat Auction will include the actual 2020 Lamb and Goat Grand and Reserve Grand champions.





Friday, March 13, 2020

2020 Exhibitor Entry Fees

We are deeply saddened by the recent closing of the 2020 Rodeo and the impact this has had on our livestock and horse show exhibitors. The Rodeo will be refunding all entry fees for exhibitors who were unable to compete. Additionally, the Rodeo is working on a plan to support our junior exhibitors, with plans to be announced soon. We thank our exhibitors for their support of the Rodeo.




Thursday, March 12, 2020

2020 Ticket Options

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ greatly appreciates the support of its ticket buyers. After the closure of the 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Rodeo announces the options for ticket buyers.

In response to many inquiries asking how to support the Rodeo during this time, we have added a donation option. Your donation will support the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in mitigating the burden caused by closing the Rodeo.

An email will be sent to 2020 ticket buyers by early next week to choose an option. 


2020 SEASON TICKET HOLDERS


Options:
  • 1- Donate the balance of your 2020 Season Tickets to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. (An acknowledgement of your donation will be provided.)
  • 2- Rollover the balance of your 2020 Season Ticket purchase for the March 11 – 22 performances to your 2021 Season Ticket purchase. If you choose this option, there is no action needed on your part.
  • 3- Request a refund of the balance of your 2020 Season Tickets. (Refunds will be completed by April 30, 2020. An email will be sent to 2020 ticket buyers by early next week to choose an option. If you do not respond by April 3, your balance will automatically rollover to your 2021 Season Ticket purchase.)

If you, as a Season Ticket holder, transferred any of your tickets via Flash Seats, the tickets will be removed from your Flash Seats account and returned to your Season Ticket holder account, which will then allow the Rodeo to complete the option you chose above.

If you purchased tickets through a secondary ticket provider, such as VividSeatsStubHubSeat Geek or Ticketmaster, please contact those sites directly for information. 


2020 INDIVIDUAL TICKET PURCHASERS


Options:
  • 1- Donate the cost of your 2020 tickets to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. (An acknowledgement of your donation will be provided.)
  • 2- Request a refund of the cost of your 2020 tickets. (Refunds will be completed by April 30, 2020. An email will be sent to 2020 ticket buyers by early next week to choose an option.)

If you purchased resale tickets through RODEOHOUSTON/AXS/Flash Seats, refunds will be automatically processed by April 30, 2020.

If you purchased tickets through a secondary ticket provider, such as VividSeats, StubHub, Seat Geek or Ticketmaster, please contact those sites directly for refund information.



2020 CARNIVAL TICKET & FOOD CARD PURCHASERS


Options:
  • 1- Unused Carnival Tickets, Half-Price Carnival Packs and Food Cards may be used during the 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. No action required on your part with this option. Your tickets will remain on your account.
  • 2- Unused Tickets and Half-Price Carnival Packs may be refunded. Additional information regarding Carnival Ticket and Half-Price Carnival Pack refunds will be available next week.




Donate and Support

We have received an overwhelming amount of support from those interested in supporting our 2020 vendors, and wanting to donate to our educational programs and our junior exhibitors. Click on the links below if you would like to support our 2020 vendors or donate.

Support 2020 Vendors
Donate


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

In the interest of public health, the City of Houston and the Houston Health Department have ordered the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ to close. The Rodeo will respectfully and dutifully comply with the City’s order.

The Rodeo is deeply saddened; however, the safety and well-being of our guests and our community is our top priority. Out of precaution, the City has decided that this is the best course of action for our community.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been a fabric of this community since 1932. Having to close early is extremely difficult as guests, volunteers, exhibitors, rodeo athletes and entertainers look forward to the 20 days of the Rodeo each year.

We look forward to the 2021 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to continue to promote agriculture, education, entertainment and Western heritage. We will provide additional information as it becomes available. Updates will be posted at rodeohouston.com/2020.

Ticket Refunds or Donations
More information regarding ticket refunds or donations will be communicated Thursday, March 12.