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.







RODEOHOUSTON is organized into five three-day Super Series, two Semifinal rounds, two Wild Card rounds and a Championship round. Each series includes three rounds, with one round being performed each day. There are eight contestants in each of the eight rodeo events during the series. Each series advances the top four money winners in each event to one of the two Semifinal rounds, where 10 athletes compete in each event. Both Semifinal rounds send the top four athletes in each event to the Championship, while the remaining six move to one of the two Wild Card rounds for a second chance at earning a spot in the Championship. From both Wild Card rounds, the top one athlete in each event advances to the Championship.

The Championship includes all 10 athletes competing in each event. The top four advance and immediately ride again in the Championship Shootout Round to determine the event champion and the $50,000 payout.



Performance Date Time
Super Series I, Go-Round 1 Tuesday, Feb. 27 6:45 p.m.
Super Series I, Go-Round 2 Wednesday, Feb. 28 6:45 p.m.
Super Series I, Go-Round 3 and Super Series I Championship Thursday, Feb. 29 6:45 p.m.
Super Series II, Go-Round 1 Friday, March 1 6:45 p.m.
Super Series II, Go-Round 2 Saturday, March 2 2:45 p.m.
Super Series II, Go-Round 3 and Super Series II Championship Sunday, March 3 2:45 p.m.
Super Series III, Go-Round 1 Monday, March 4 6:45 p.m.
Super Series III, Go-Round 2 Tuesday, March 5 6:45 p.m.
Super Series III, Go-Round 3 and Super Series III Championship Wednesday, March 6 6:45 p.m.
Super Series IV, Go-Round 1 Thursday, March 7 6:45 p.m.
Super Series IV, Go-Round 2 Friday, March 8 6:45 p.m.
Super Series IV, Go-Round 3 and Super Series IV Championship Saturday, March 9 2:45 p.m.
Super Series V, Go-Round 1 Sunday, March 10 2:45 p.m.
Super Series V, Go-Round 2 Monday, March 11 6:45 p.m.
Super Series V, Go-Round 3 and Super Series V Championship Tuesday, March 12 6:45 p.m.
Semifinal 1 Wednesday, March 13 6:45 p.m.
Semifinal 2 Thursday, March 14 6:45 p.m.
Wild Card 1 Friday, March 15 6:45 p.m.
Wild Card 2 Saturday March 16 2:45 p.m.
RODEOHOUSTON® Super Series Championship Sunday, March 17 2:45 p.m



Total Payout: per event $242,000
Super Series Payout: Five series, per event $22,500
Round Payout: Three rounds per series, per event $7,500
First Place $3,000
Second Place $2,000
Third Place $1,000
Fourth Place $750
Fifth Place $500
Sixth Place $250
Semifinals Payout: Two Semifinal rounds per event $6,750
First Place $3,000
Second Place $2,000
Third Place $1,000
Fourth Place $750
Wild Card Payout: Two Wild Card rounds per event $7,750
First Place $3,000
Second Place $2,000
Third Place $1,000
Fourth Place $750
Fifth and Sixth Place $500 (each)
Championship: One payout/round per event $100,500
First Place $50,000
Second Place $20,000
Third Place $10,000
Fourth Place $5,500
Fifth – 10th Place $2,500 (each)
Total RODEOHOUSTON® Payout $2,178,000



Honoring the skills of the American cowboy, the sport of rodeo is just as much about livestock as it is cowboys and cowgirls — each are athletes in their own right. To ensure the safety and well-being of all athletes competing, RODEOHOUSTON provides on-site medical care for both livestock and contestants. RODEOHOUSTON also follows strict protocol regarding the equipment contestants are allowed to use in the arena.

Audiences raise the most questions about the equipment used during rough stock events — flank straps and spurs. These “tools of the trade” are used during bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding to enhance the livestock’s bucking action. The flank strap is a sheepskin-lined strip of leather placed on the flank of the horse or bull, which is located behind the animal’s rib cage. RODEOHOUSTON strictly regulates the use of the strap, which must have a quick-release buckle without any sharp objects. Dull spurs also are utilized in rough stock and speed events. RODEOHOUSTON regulations 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 or harm the livestock. Competitors using non-regulation spurs will be disqualified.

As with any sport, there is always a chance of injury. To ensure all livestock are treated with appropriate care, a licensed veterinarian remains near the RODEOHOUSTON arena at all times during the 20 rodeo performances.

RODEOHOUSTON acknowledges the importance of livestock to the sport of rodeo and ensures all competitors, staff and volunteers adhere to best practices for keeping livestock healthy and ready to perform each night.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Animal Welfare Policy

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is committed to ensuring all those responsible, including but not limited to Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo personnel, volunteers, competitors, exhibitors, and stock providers, accept responsibility for the husbandry, care and handling of animals for the duration of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Our organization is committed to the humane treatment of animals and works with various organizations and associations to monitor industry best practices, as well as ensure the ongoing maintenance of our competition rules to create and maintain an environment that results in the respect and care of our animals. Show management reserves the right to disqualify and remove any exhibitor or contestant deemed to be in violation with this principle of animal husbandry.


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 in sections 103 & 124.


Catch all the Rodeo action in NRG Stadium on Bally Sports Southwest, The Cowboy Channel and streaming on Telemundo Texas. The three networks will showcase 20 nights of RODEOHOUSTON, including the RODEOHOUSTON Super Series Semifinals, Wild Card and Championship Rounds. Download the Bally Sports mobile app or check your local listings to locate the Bally Sports Southwest channel, where you can also watch 15-minute nightly recaps of the live performances.

The Cowboy Channel’s RURAL RADIO, Channel 147 on Sirius XM, also includes coverage of RODEOHOUSTON. The 20-day event is livestreamed via Telemundo Houston as well as online at