Created Wednesday, 07 March 2007 22:04
Written by Randy Watson
Imagine a huge rodeo show packed with a huge cheering crowd, waving their cowboy hats in the air as an energetic livestock and rodeo show starts. Match that cowboy hat with a nice leather boots and kick up the heels! If you are hyped by these words, then why don\’t you go Texas\’ most attended event: the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!
No one could beat a rodeo show if it is done in Texas. This is one of the most celebrated events in Texas and it is considered as the most attended livestock and rodeo event in the world. Its attendees could reach up to two and a half million per year. Because this is a huge event, it requires about sixteen thousand volunteers to ensure the safety of the occasion.
This show is a fun filled event that is sure to boost your energy. It consists of different events such as livestock show, rodeo performance from the top cowboys in the land and backs it up with a live performance from your favorite artists! Other events are parades, carnival, shopping, sales, wine competition and a lot more! There is surely an event that every member of your family would enjoy. Now, that is surely an event you would not want to miss!
Top livestock exhibitors gather in this event during the livestock show. During the 2006 show, it was able to gather around 27, 000 participants. This show is not limited for adults because kids ages eight to nineteen are also welcome to exhibit their livestock, but they do the show under the supervision of an adult, which is usually their agricultural science teacher. This is your chance to exhibit your favorite livestock and get a chance to earn some cash.
The rodeo performances are divided into six ProRodeo events and an entry for the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. It includes a lot of categories such as bareback bronc riding, barrel racing, the exciting bull riding, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and team roping. You will surely be amazed by the performances of the cowboys and cowgirls during this event. This is another chance to earn big bucks because this event includes a rodeo competition. We are talking about big bucks because during the 2005 rodeo show, the winner was able to take home a whopping $748,000!
If horse back riding and livestock performance is not your thing, then this event could be your most awaited performance and it could feature your favorite artist! A lot of big names in the music industry have been drawn to perform in this event because of its large crowd. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was able to play as host for the most popular names of the music industry during their generation.
This is an event wherein all the members of your family would enjoy. Make sure to grab a ticket for this three-week long affair and don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the huge crowd!