For the 14th time, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo received the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year award. The recognition was presented during the PRCA Awards Banquet that kicks off the National Finals Rodeo. The Rodeo of the Year designation is considered the highest honor in the sport of professional rodeo. Recipients are voted on by peers in the industry – PRCA rodeo contestants, stock contractors, contract personnel, committees and members.

Executive Director & CEO Cody Davenport said, “Our organization and the San Antonio community is truly grateful to receive this recognition. The work of our over 6,000 volunteers, their dedication to our mission and Texas hospitality is what sets us apart.”

The award was received by San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo’s Executive Director & CEO Cody Davenport; Chairman of the Board Joe Soules; President Rusty Collier; Executive Committee Vice Presidents Dick Evans, Joe Hutchison, Nancy Loeffler, Clint Swindall, Randy Vaclavik and David White; and Executive Director of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Educational Foundation Keith Martin.

Known as an innovator in the sport of rodeo, fans can see a tournament style, bracket format with rodeo’s top competitors vying for over $1.5 million in prize money. New to 2019, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo will host a Rodeo Finals Draft where cowboys will select their bucking stock for competition in the Finals on February 23 at 7:30 p.m. Each year, the organization brings in the best bucking stock in North America and continues to provide top-notch entertainment for fans to enjoy. It also hosts the world’s largest Junior Livestock Show, a Ranch Rodeo, Collegiate Rodeo, Dia de Vaquero, Horse Shows and a Youth Rodeo. See for the entertainment lineup and a schedule of events.

Our overwhelming community support, loyal sponsors and generous auction contributors that help drive our mission to educate the youth of Texas are greatly appreciated,” Davenport commented. “Because of their passion for our cause, we have raised over $198 million since inception with $12 million committed in 2018 to Texas youth.”

San Antonio, the #1 visitor destination in Texas, coupled with the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo adds up to no better place to be in February and the time is almost here. Many Texans are gearing up for the February event to see the “official sport of Texas” in action featuring the world’s best cowboys and cowgirls at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. 

Let’s Rodeo San Antonio! February 7-24, 2019

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo takes place February 7-24, 2019. It has received the PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year award for 14 consecutive years. Established in 1949, it has grown to be one of the largest and most prestigious single events in the city with over 1.9 million visitors entering the grounds in 2018. The success of the organization is attributed to over 6,000 volunteers who give countless hours to the organization. With community, donor and volunteer support, the organization has committed over $198 million to the youth of Texas through scholarships, grants, endowments, auctions, a calf scramble and show premiums. For more information, visit