Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo™ Upholds Mission Of Promoting Agriculture And Supporting Texas Youth Upon Completion Of 2021 Junior Livestock And Horse Show Competitions

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo upheld its mission of promoting agriculture and supporting Texas youth and education, as this year’s private Junior Livestock and Horse Show competitions officially wrapped for 2021. The 2021 competitions received more than 24,000 entries. “We are extremely proud of our dedicated Texas 4-H and FFA exhibitors and horse show competitors whose hard work and dedication was on full display during these events, as they competed for the coveted title of […]

Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo™ Announces Plans For 2021 Rodeo, Now Scheduled For May 4 – 23, 2021

Today, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced its plans for the 2021 Rodeo. Originally scheduled for March 2 – 21, RODEOHOUSTON® competitions, concerts and entertainment, carnival and other attractions and activities are now scheduled for May 4 – 23, 2021, pending COVID-19 health status. The Junior Livestock and Horse Show competitions will still be held in March, as previously announced. Pre-Rodeo events, typically held in January and February, are scheduled to move as well to coincide with the May Rodeo. These events include the Downtown Rodeo Parade, Rodeo Run, Trail Ride […]

Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo™ Announces Nearly $21.7 Million Educational Commitment For 2021

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials approved an educational commitment of $21,691,500 to support Texas youth and statewide educational programs in 2021. A majority of the funds will be administered through more than 800 scholarships valued at $14,186,000. “Despite a heartbreaking early closure in 2020 and the difficult months that followed, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo remained committed to its mission of promoting agriculture and supporting Texas youth and education, and we hope today’s […]

Several Organizations and Programs Chosen To Receive Funding From the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Educational Programs

The following organizations and programs have been chosen to receive funding from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Educational Programs throughout the next year. AFA AFA (formerly the American Festival for the Arts) Year-Round Programming and Summer Music Conservatory partners with schools to offer music education programs for youth in the Houston area. The Scholarship Enrichment Fund provides assistance and transportation support to applicants in all AFA programs. Alley Theatre The Alley Theatre’s Educational and […]

Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo Raises A Glass To The Winners Of The 2021 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition

This evening, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced winners from the 2021 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition, awarding the top honor of Grand Champion Best of Show to repeat winner Alexander Valley Vineyards CYRUS, Alexander Valley, 2014. The Reserve Grand Champion Best of Show was awarded to Le Chemin Du Roi Brut, Champagne AOC, NV. The 2021 competition was held Nov. 13 – 15 at NRG Center, with health and safety protocols in place […]

Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo™ Raises A Glass To The Winners Of The 2021 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition

This evening, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced winners from the 2021 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition, awarding the top honor of Grand Champion Best of Show to repeat winner Alexander Valley Vineyards CYRUS, Alexander Valley, 2014. The Reserve Grand Champion Best of Show was awarded to Le Chemin Du Roi Brut, Champagne AOC, NV. The 2021 competition was held Nov. 13 – 15 at NRG Center, with health and safety protocols in place […]

Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo Announces Plans For 2021 Livestock Show

Today, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced its commitment to the 2021 Junior Livestock Show, supporting the Rodeo’s mission of promoting agriculture and supporting Texas youth. In order to safely host a livestock competition and follow the health and safety guidelines, the 2021 Livestock Show will focus primarily on the Junior Show and select Youth Show events, foregoing its mostly adult-focused Open Show. “Our efforts will be focused on providing a safe experience for […]

Management Changes At Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo™

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has elected not to renew the contract of Chief Operating Officer Dan Cheney. Combined with recent hires and a restructuring of the organization, including the elimination of the general manager position, this decision is part of an overall strategy to better position the Show for the future. Cheney joined the Show in 2014 after serving as the CEO of Cheyenne Frontier Days starting in 2010. Prior to that role, […]

Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo™ Commits $1.4 Million In Scholarships To Texas 4-H Members

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awarded 70 4-H members from 54 different Texas counties with $1.4 million in scholarships during the Texas 4-H Roundup in College Station, Texas, Thursday, June 8. Founded in 1908, Texas 4-H is the largest youth development program in the state, impacting more than 550,000 students each year through agriculture-related, hands-on learning experiences. “Texas 4-H and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo have a shared vision of youth development that […]

Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo™ Celebrates Education And Awards $8.4 Million In Scholarships To 400-Plus Texas High School Graduates

    The educational future is bright for 423 Texas high school graduates who received $8.4 million in scholarships from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Wednesday, May 24. These college-bound seniors have their sights set on 39 different Texas universities and colleges and will major in 151 different fields of study. “The students recognized tonight are the leaders of tomorrow,” said Joel Cowley, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo president and CEO. “With the support […]