SAN ANTONIO –The
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is proud to host
the 2010 Horse Show in brand new facilities. The new buildings total
315,900 sq. ft., of which 180,900 sq. ft. will be climate controlled
and will feature:
· A competition arena measuring 125 feet wide by 300 feet long
· 126 prime commercial exhibit spaces
· Climate controlled warm-up arena and show arena
· 1,500 spectator seats
· Approximately 750 new stalls
· Indoor wash racks
· Improved unloading areas for trailers
“We are extremely excited about the new facility. Our Horse Show is an
important part of who we are and the new venue will enable us to
improve and grow our equine events,” Said Glen Alan Phillips, San
Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Assistant Executive Director.
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo features a wide variety of horse
events, including: Barrel Racing, National Cutting Horse Association
Cutting, Versatility Ranch Horse competition, Team Penning, a Donkey
& Mule show, Llama show, and Quarter Horse, Paint Horse, and
Appaloosa Horse breed shows. A Select Sale and Ranch Gelding Sale
attract buyers from both North America and Mexico.
The project is being built in two phases. Phase I is scheduled for
completion September 30, 2009. It is made possible through a joint
effort between the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. and the Bexar
County Community Arenas. This phase consists of a 113,400 sq. ft.
multi-use; climate controlled building which will serve as the 2010
Horse Show Arena.
Phase II of the
project, which is funded by the Bexar County “venue tax” bond that was
passed in 2008, is slated to be completed by January 2010. It includes
a 67,500 sq. ft. addition to the multi-use building and will have a
warm-up arena and a 145,000 sq. ft stall barn.
This project will
allow for a
wide variety of events. When not in use by the San Antonio Stock Show
& Rodeo, the Bexar County Community Arenas Board will be
responsible for maintaining and renting the facility.
A ribbon cutting
be held on October 12 at 11 a.m. to unveil the new multi-use facility.
This year the San
Show & Rodeo has committed $8.1 million to education. The amount
represents scholarships, grants, endowments, junior livestock auctions,
Calf Scramble program, and show premiums paid to youth in the state of
Texas. This brings the total amount that the organization has committed
since the inception of the Scholarship Fund in 1984 to over $96 million.
The San Antonio
Stock Show and
Rodeo has a rich tradition and history of stewardship to the community.
With a clear vision of the future, a successful past and continual
dedication from nearly 5,000 volunteers, the organization will continue
to be a pillar of strength and support to the city of San Antonio and
the youth of Texas.
additional information, go
to www.sarodeo.com or call 210-225-0612.
RODEO SAN ANTONIO!