New Changes in this Year's Rodeo Performances Guaranteed to Excite!

This year's San Antonio Rodeo consists of 22 rodeo performances, during 18-days of Rodeo! Contestants of this award winning rodeo have a chance to take home a portion of over $1,600,000 in prize money this year!

For those of you who attend one or two performances and rodeos, this is how the whole thing works.

The first 15 rodeo performances make up the brackets, and each bracket is made up of 3 performances.

Ten contestants (or teams) compete per bracket in each rodeo event with the top 4 money winners in each event from each bracket advance to the semifinals.

There are two semifinals made up of 2 performances.

The top 5 money winners in each event from each semifinal advance to the finals.


New this year, Roughstock contestants not advancing from the Semifinals have one last chance to advance through the Wildcard Qualifiers.

The Top 10 winners from each of the San Antonio Rodeo Qualifiers in Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Tie-Down Roping and Barrel Racing will wrestle, rope and race for a coveted spot in the San Antonio Rodeo Finals.

"Roughy" cowboys from the Semifinals will have one last chance to make the 8-second whistle in the Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bull Riding and earn a spot in the Finals.

The Barrel Racing Qualifier will be held at 8am on Monday and Tuesday, February 10-11 in conjunction with the 5D Open Barrel Race. The Steer Wrestling Qualifier will be held Wednesday, February 12. The Tie-Down Roping Qualifier will be held Thursday, February 13, and the Team Roping Qualifier will be held Sunday, February 16. All Qualifier events will be held Expo Hall Horse Show Arena.

Most money earned at the end of the Finals wins the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo!


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