Rodeo Houston Fun

Go Texan with this guide.

National Cutting Horse Association Cutting

February 22-28

The NCHA will be holding competitions every morning at 8 a.m. for cash prizes ranging from $3,000 to $50,000. Stop by for a demonstration of true cowboy skill.

Versatility Ranch Horse World Championship Show

February 28-March 2

A world championship event run by the American Quarter Horse Association that showcases the various talents of the ranch horse. It will be held in separate segments starting at 7:30 a.m. and includes afternoon sessions.

Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championship

March 1 and 2

A two-day event run by the AQHA, this fast-paced competition allows men and women alike to display a most invaluable skill: the ability to shoot down balloons while riding round on a horse at top speed.

Paint Horse Show

March 5 and 6

These artistic-looking horses will be strutting their stuff at 8 a.m. two days in a row. The first event is in roping, speed and English form, and the second will be in halter and Western.

Palomino Horse Show

March 7 and 8

This brilliant breed will have two shows all to itself, both starting at 8 a.m. The first focuses on the Western division and the second on the English.

Team Penning and Ranch Sorting

March 11 and 12

If you're a morning person, this 7 a.m. event is perfect for you, particularly if you enjoy watching a team of people herd cattle.

Llama and Alpaca Shows

March 14-17

For these four days, visitors can drop in on a number of events for the exhibition of llamas and alpacas, including costume events, halter, speed and showmanship. They occur at various times of the day.

Donkey and Mule Shows

March 15-17

Over the course of three days, there'll be several shows for the performance and showing of donkeys and mules, including showmanship, halter, speed, performance and mule driving (fun to watch, if a bit bizarre). The events will be held at 8 a.m.


February 25-March 17

Goats, cattle, sheep and student artwork all hang out or up in the various halls of the Reliant Center for visitors' perusal. If you'd like to see who wins, or just enjoy admiring the work of talented folk, young and old, this is the place to be at any time during the Rodeo's run.



February 25-March 16

Starting at 3:45 p.m. on weekends and 6:45 p.m. on weekdays, this is the main event. Each day will bring another round and another chance at winning money and recognition for the competitors. The Super Series comes to its final crescendo with the championship on Saturday, March 16.

Super Shootout: North America's Champions

March 9

This event is a one-day rodeo, separate from the Super Series, that includes the champions from ten different rodeos in the United States and Canada competing in one final showdown. Athletes will face off in bareback riding, barrel racing, bull riding and saddle bronc riding for a whopping $200,000. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. and will be followed by a concert featuring The Band Perry.

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Elvia Guzman
Elvia Guzman

How do you get tickets for the military appreciation day? My husband got out the military this past October and has been feeling pretty down, because he was unemployed until last week. We've been unable to take the kids out and would really enjoy going to that event. Thanks.


How do you get tickets to go to the military appreciaion day? My husband just got out the military this past October and had been unemployed until last week. We haven't been able to really go out because of the situation we're in, so this would be really nice.