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The 2015 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo - a tremendous array of shows and experiences to choose from.
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Visitors and exhibitors at the 2015 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (February 12-March 1) will have a tremendous array of shows and experiences to choose from.
With an emphasis on a family-friendly atmosphere, quality competition, and an efficient show experience, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo aims for excellence
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Visitors and exhibitors at the 2015 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (February 12-March 1) will have a tremendous array of shows and experiences to choose from. With an emphasis on a family-friendly atmosphere, quality competition, and an efficient show experience, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo aims for excellence in its mission as "A volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas."
The 2015 Horse Show schedule boasts a variety of events for all horse enthusiasts. The run of events will kick off in the Expo Hall with the prestigious NCHA Cutting Horse Show February 12-15, with competitors chasing their share of $67,000 in added money, and youth chasing scholarships. The world's best cutting horses will go head-to-head during the Mercuria World Series of Cutting finals February 15 at 3:30pm. The finals will be open to the fairgoing public and no additional ticket is required.
With a tremendously exciting debut last February, the Youth Rodeo is expanding to three days in 2015. Scheduled for February 16-18, the Youth Rodeo will feature some of the state's best 4-H and FFA youth in speed and roping events including Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Tie-Down Roping, Ribbon Roping, Breakaway Roping and Team Roping. With scholarships, buckles, trophy jackets, and jackpot money at stake, this is sure to be a dynamic competition highlighting up-and-coming rodeo talent.
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Scheduled for February 16-18, the Youth Rodeo will feature some of the state's best 4-H and FFA youth in speed and roping events including Barrel Racing,
Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Tie-Down Roping, Ribbon Roping, Breakaway Roping and Team Roping.
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Also returning this year are the popular Quarter Horse, Paint Horse, and Open Horse Shows February 19-21. All three shows have a combined class schedule, making it easy and efficient to show a horse in as many as three shows in one day. These traditional horse shows have a strong youth division as Texas students pursue scholarships along with year-end points and awards.
Also on February 21 is the innovative Horse Skillathon Contest, designed to showcase students' knowledge of horses and the horse industry. Texas 4-H and FFA youth will compete for scholarships and prizes as they complete a written exam, hands-on stations, and a speech round. Other horse-focused contests are also very popular at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. The Horse Judging Contest will take place February 19 and Horse Bowl Contest February 20.
The San Antonio Select Sale and Ranch Gelding Sale will take place February 21-22, featuring over 300 registered Quarter Horses and Paint Horses. Widely known as having one of the largest selections of color available anywhere, these sales offer some of the top bloodlines in the nation.
Barrel Racing will again fill the arena February 17-18 with some of the nationís fastest horse athletes competing for $17,000 in added money plus scholarships. Youth and adults will race the clock in barrel racing and pole bending, competing for buckles and extensive payouts.
Team Penning will run February 25-28 and is popular with both spectators and competitors. Two days of fast-paced team penning will be followed by two days of ranch sorting. More than $10,000 in added money, plus a youth scholarship, draws exhibitors from across the nation, with winning placings often separated by fractions of a second.
This year the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (d.b.a. San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo) has committed $11.8 million to educate Texas youth. This amount represents scholarships, grants, endowments, junior livestock auctions, a youth western art auction, calf scramble program, and show premiums paid to the youth of Texas. This brings the total amount the organization has committed since inception to $147.9 million.
The San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. has a rich tradition and history of stewardship to the community and the agriculture industry. With a clear vision of the future, a successful past and continual dedication from over 6,000 volunteers, the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. will continue to provide wholesome family entertainment and be a pillar of strength and support to the youth of Texas.
For additional information, go to www.sarodeo.com or contact S.A.L.E. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210.225.1309.
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