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
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.
Livestock and Horse Show competition entries in 2023
Junior auction sales total
Nine 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:
$300,000 (Rodeo record)
Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Broilers:
$175,000 (Rodeo record)
Junior Market Barrow
Grand Champion Barrow:
$375,000 (Rodeo record)
Reserve Grand Champion Barrow:
$320,000 (Rodeo record)
Junior Market Lamb
Grand Champion Lamb:
$350,000 (Rodeo record)
Reserve Grand Champion Lamb:
Junior Market Goat
Grand Champion Goat:
$240,000 (Rodeo record)
Reserve Grand Champion Goat:
Junior Market Turkey
Grand Champion Turkey:
$200,000 (Rodeo record)
Reserve Grand Champion Turkey:
$195,000 (Rodeo record)
Junior Market Steer
Grand Champion Steer:
Reserve Grand Champion Steer:
Grand Champion Work of Art:
$275,000 (Rodeo record)
Reserve Grand Champion Work of Art:
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.
AWARDED IN SCHOLARSHIPS SINCE 1957
2023 EDUCATIONAL COMMITMENT
Junior Show Exhibitors
Educational Program Grants
600 MILLION +
has been committed to the youth of Texas since 1957
Scholarships presented by the Rodeo since 1957
Scholarships are awarded to Texas students each year
Throughout the Show’s 80-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!
total attendance for all activities on the grounds
Rides were taken at carnival presented by first community
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 rodeo and an official PRCA NFR money event, with earnings from RODEOHOUSTON counting toward qualification for the NFR and the PRCA World Standings.