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February, 2014

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is featuring an exciting lineup of Horse Show events February 6-23

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is featuring an exciting lineup of Horse Show events February 6-23
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San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo 2014 Horse Show Event Lineup
The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is featuring an exciting lineup of Horse Show events February 6-23
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Horse Discovery, presented by Wells Fargo, will be open daily providing opportunities to learn about horses and the sport of rodeo. The all-new Rodeo Experience feature will provide an up-close exploration of rodeo events including interactive and hands-on exhibits. Throughout Horse Discovery, horses will be on display for viewing while exhibits and demonstrations invite learning about horses' uses and their roles in our world. Experts will present fun and informative clinics on horse training methods, riding types, horse care and ways to enjoy time spent with horses.

The NCHA Cutting Show kicks off the show schedule February 6-9 as some of the world's best cutters vie for their share of $67,000 in added money. The Mercuria World Series of Cutting is an exciting and fast-paced finals round at 3:30pm February 9th. The finals are open to the public on grounds with no additional ticket required.

The debut of the Youth Rodeo February 10-11 promises to be exciting for the riders and general public. This two day, all-youth equine competition will feature select speed and roping events including Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Tie-Down Roping, Ribbon Roping, Breakaway Roping and Team Roping. Boys and girls will compete for prizes including scholarships, buckles and trophy jackets as well as their share of the jackpot. This event is a "first of its kind" and will provide a forum for talented young Rodeo athletes to showcase their skills and abilities.

The Quarter Horse, Paint Horse, and Open Horse Shows will run February 12-15. With the new class schedule, exhibitors for all three shows will compete in Amateur and open classes February 12, followed by youth classes in: Halter and Showmanship February 13; English and Trail February 14; and Western classes February 15. Spectators will enjoy seeing several types of horses compete each day.

The San Antonio Select Sale February 15 and San Antonio Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale February 16 are elite Quarter Horse and Paint Horse auctions. With over 300 registered Quarter Horses and Paint Horses, these two sales offer the top bloodlines in the nation, performance horses for any aspect of riding and one of the largest selections of color available anywhere. During the Ranch Gelding Stakes and Sale a select number of high-quality geldings will be judged and scored on their ability to perform several skills and maneuvers related to actual ranch work. This competition will be carried out before an audience of prospective buyers making their selections for the auction, which immediately follows the competition.

The Horse Skillathon February 15 is an innovative contest designed for students to showcase their knowledge of horses and the horse industry in a competitive event. Through a written exam, hands-on stations, and a speech round, contestants will demonstrate their knowledge and horsemanship.

The Barrel Race February 17-18 brings some of the nation's fastest equine athletes and their human partners to the arena for barrel racing and pole bending. Competing for $17,000 in added money, youth and adults will race against the clock for big payouts.

The Team Penning Show February 19-22 will start with two days of fast-paced, exciting team penning followed by two more days of entertaining sorting. Always a crowd favorite, the team penning show continues to grow in size with exhibitors from across the nation. $10,000 in added money ensures tight competition with winning teams often separated by just fractions of a second.

This year the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. d.b.a. San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has committed $11.3 million to education. The amount represents scholarships, grants, endowments, junior livestock and western art auctions, Calf Scramble program and show premiums paid to youth in the state of Texas. This brings the total amount the organization has committed since inception to $134.6 million.

The San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. has a rich tradition and history of stewardship to the community, agriculture industry and youth of Texas. With a clear vision of the future, a successful past and continual dedication from over 5,500 volunteers, S.A.L.E. 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 horse@sarodeo.com or 210.225.1309.