About us

Our Mission statement

SINCE 1932

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage and provides year-round educational support within the community.

THE FOUR PILLARS

AGRICULTURE

EDUCATION

ENTERTAINMENT

WESTERN HERITAGE

AGRICULTURE

Established as the Houston Fat Stock Show in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has grown to more than 30,000 exhibitor entries. The Houston Livestock Show is organized by three categories of competitions: Junior Show, Open Show and Youth Show.

The Show is not only the largest livestock show, but also sets world records at the junior market show auctions.

37,510

Livestock and Horse Show competition entries in 2024

$26,198,052

Junior auction sales total

Seven junior auction Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion lots set Rodeo records. The prices for the top winners in the junior market and school art auctions were:

Junior Market Pen of Broilers

Grand Champion Pen of Broilers:
$295,000

Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Broilers:
$115,000

Junior Market Barrow

Grand Champion Barrow:
$350,000

Reserve Grand Champion Barrow:
$321,000 (Rodeo record)

Junior Market Lamb

Grand Champion Lamb:
$500,000 (Rodeo record)

Reserve Grand Champion Lamb:
$240,000 (Rodeo record)

Junior Market Goat

Grand Champion Goat:
$305,000 (Rodeo record)

Reserve Grand Champion Goat:
$200,000

Junior Market Turkey

Grand Champion Turkey:
$125,000 (Rodeo record)

Reserve Grand Champion Turkey:
$100,000 (Rodeo record)

Junior Market Steer

Grand Champion Steer:
$1,000,000 (tied 2022 Rodeo record)

Reserve Grand Champion Steer:
$650,000

School Art

Grand Champion Work of Art:
$275,000 (tied 2023 Rodeo record)

Reserve Grand Champion Work of Art:
$200,000

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EDUCATION

Since the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo began in 1932, more than $600 million has been committed to the youth of Texas and education.

Each year, more than 800 scholarships are awarded to Texas students by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. As one of the largest scholarship providers in the U.S., the Rodeo has presented more than 20,000 scholarships valued at $275 million since 1957.

 

MORE THAN

$290,285,768 TOTAL

AWARDED IN SCHOLARSHIPS SINCE 1957

2024 EDUCATIONAL COMMITMENT

$14,618,000

Scholarships

$9,535,350

Junior Show Exhibitors

$2,679,494

Educational Program Grants

$484,790

Graduate Assistantships

600 MILLION +

has been committed to the youth of Texas since 1957

20,000 +

Scholarships presented by the Rodeo since 1957

800+

Scholarships are awarded to Texas students each year

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ENTERTAINMENT

Throughout the Show’s 90-plus years, entertainers such as Elvis Presley, Reba, Usher, Taylor Swift and George Strait have performed on the RODEOHOUSTON® stage. Each night a state-of-the-art stage and production occurs after the rodeo chutes close and the arena dirt settles. Be sure to arrive early and see the best rodeo and concert in Texas!

2,533,185

total attendance for all
activities on the grounds

2.7 MILLION

Rides were taken at carnival
presented by First Community

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WESTERN HERITAGE

The RODEOHOUSTON Super Series is a 20-day tournament-style competition that crowns an event champion in bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping, and women’s barrel racing and breakaway roping. With a total payout of $2,178,000, each champion is awarded $50,000, plus previous round winnings, a custom-made saddle and belt buckle, and an invitation to compete at RODEOHOUSTON the following year. RODEOHOUSTON is an official PRCA NFR money event, with earnings from RODEOHOUSTON counting toward qualification for the NFR and the PRCA World Standings.

2024 CHAMPIONS

RODEO RESULTS

RODEO 101

PAST CHAMPIONS

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