Rodeo fans and thousands of Texas 4-H and FFA youths await the start of the 125th Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo as it begins its 23-day run on January 14.
According to FWSSR officials, the Stock Show sets the tone for the season of professional rodeo and cattle competitions as it offers millions of cattle scholarships and bonuses as well as a purse of over $ 1 million for the ProRodeo tournament.
“We are already feeling the enthusiasm of our fans for The Stock Show,” said FWSSR President and CEO Brad Barnes. “Ticket sales have been very strong with many of our rodeo shows and concerts nearing sold out, and registrations for our cattle and horse competitions have also been at high levels. Obviously, the return to the Stock Show is on the calendar for thousands of people. people across the state and across the country. “
Rodeo returns to Dickies Arena where 25 rodeo performances give fans the chance to take in the sights, sounds and excitement of the iconic celebration of the Western way of life in Fort Worth, FWSSR officials said.
Stock Show rodeos include Best of the West Ranch Rodeo (January 14-15), Best of Mexico Celebraciòn (January 16), Cowboys of Color Rodeo (January 17), Bulls’ Night Out Xtreme Bull Riding (January 18) and 19), Texas Champions Challenge Rodeo (January 20) and the FWSSR PRORODEO tournament (January 21 – February 5).
Following the successful debut of its Auditorium concert series in 2020, the Stock Show has expanded the series to feature Grammy and Oscar-winning artists including legendary rock band Kansas, alternative country music group The Old 97’s, the Country music artist Clint Black, comedian Jeff Foxworthy, the Fort Worth Symphony with singer Tony Vincent performing Queen’s Music, and Ryan Bingham.
The FWSSR Texas Invitational Mariachi competition will also be returning to feature the best high school mariachi teams from across the state, FWSSR officials said.
Officials said the Stock Show has also expanded to the Escaramuza women’s exercise team competition to include the thrilling Charro Cala, starring Alejandro Goñi Rojo, one of Mexico’s top horse and Cala trainers. .
Equestrian competition enthusiasts will also appreciate the return of the popular Mustang Magic competition, as well as the Mustang Showcase training clinics.
Officials say collegiate ranch horse teams from Texas and Arkansas will enter a new competition at the launch of “Bridles and Brains,” a new concept of collegiate ranch horse competition that puts the horses to the test. equestrian and communication skills.
Fans of Stock Show will enjoy the Moo-seum experience which gives access to nearby museums, courtesy of the Central Market.
General admission to the Stock Show will also include access to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the Cattle Raisers Museum, officials said.
Among the activities available at these museums will be “Enter the Stock Show,” the most recent joint effort between the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the Stock Show. The collaboration combines artifacts, videos and images provided by the Stock Show with technologies used by the Museum of Science and History to offer museum visitors a unique look at history and the contemporary exhibit on the livestock.
According to FWSSR officials, while there is plenty of new stuff in store for 2022, the Stock Show’s traditional entertainment options remain popular.
Breeding and horse shows are central to the identity of the Stock Show, and thousands of animals will be on display this year competing for millions of auction proceeds and bonuses, officials said.
Acres of “rodeo shopping” that includes everything from fashion to farm equipment.
Family entertainment will also be available with options such as the Mattress Firm petting zoo, children’s barnyard, Carnival Midway, Texas Farm Bureau Insurance’s Planet Agriculture, and the milking parlor.
Ticket information can be found here.