During the past twenty years, while living in Missouri and then in Texas, I got interested in rodeos, perhaps as a way of reconnecting with my childhood on our family’s farm in Georgia. Most years, I attend at least two rodeos, but only recently have I started taking photos. You are welcome to click the title links to view my Facebook albums of these rodeos.
Walker County Rodeo & Fair (Huntsville, Texas)
Houston Rodeo & Livestock Show (Houston, Texas)
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, also called RodeoHouston or abbreviated HLSR, is the world’s largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition. It also includes one of the richest regular-season rodeo events. It has been held at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, since 2003. It was previously held in the Astrodome. SOURCE
SHSU College Rodeo (Huntsville and Conroe, Texas)
Now in its 62nd year, the Sam Houston Rodeo Club is one of the oldest student groups on campus, and also one of the most successful athletic programs the school in Huntsville, Texas, has ever put forward. The club boasts having produced more national championship teams than any other college in America. There were five team titles in the ’60s, three in the ’70s, and three in the ’80s, and though the pace has slowed a bit, the men finished first and second in 2011 and 2012, respectively, while the women finished second in 2011 and are 17th overall at this season’s halfway point. SOURCE
Big Bend Ranch Rodeo (Alpine, Texas)
The Big Bend Ranch Rodeo provides an opportunity for working cowboys to show real cowboy skills and at the same time celebrate our ranching heritage and create exposure for a unique American lifestyle. In order to participate, each contestant must demonstrate he or she is a working ranch cowhand. The funds raised all go toward scholarships and assistance for students attending Sul Ross State University, School of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, with an emphasis on supporting the rodeo team. After all, college rodeo started here. SOURCE
Texas Tradition Rodeo (Dallas, Texas)
2015 Texas Gay Rodeo and Music Festival.