Rodeos and livestock shows (or "stock shows") have been a staple in American culture for over one hundred years, known for being packed with fast-paced, exhilarating events that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Visitors gather from all over the world to spectate and participate in this unique pastime. Whether you are a total rodeo clown or a first-timer, these events allow for the ultimate mix of fun, excitement, and agricultural appreciation.
Below are the six must-see upcoming livestock, horse, and rodeo shows of 2022:
East Oregon Livestock Show
Date: June 5th - 12th
Location: 760 E Delta Ave, Union, Oregon 97883
The East Oregon Livestock show is one of the biggest and best stock shows in the Northwest region. This event is always the first week of June, and this year marks the milestone, 115th anniversary! Packed with 4-H and FFA livestock showings, X-treme bull riding, concerts, a carnival, horse racing, and rodeo events, This event is perfect for the whole family and livestock buyers alike. Admission ranges from $10 to $20 a day, with live streaming options available this year.
Land Rover's Kentucky Three Day
Date: April 28th - May 1st
Location: Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
Kentucky is calling you to attend Land Rover's Three Day, a must-see horse-only event with riders gathering from all over the world to compete at an Olympic level in events across three days this spring. Horse and rider pairs compete across three phases of competition - dressage, show jumping, and cross country. Tickets are available for single-day and 3-day passes, and tailgating options are available. For the first time in three years, spectators are invited to attend the event so reserve your ticket today!
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Date: February 28th - March 20th
Address: The NRG Center, Huston, TX 77054
This year, visitors will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The event will open with a performance by Cody Johnson, and feature musical guests like, Gwen Stefani, Dirks Bentley, Khalid, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, and close with musical legend George Strait. Although this event offers activities that span pie-eating contests, concerts, 5K races, and family events, it is also noted as the single largest and one of the most prestigious livestock shows in the United States and arguably the world. Every year, this event attracts around two million visitors from around the world. This 20-day long event has something for everyone. So, hitch up your horses and hit the road; you will not want to miss Houston's signature event, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Date: June 16th - 25th
Address: 1350 N Wells Ave, Reno, NV 89512
From cattle drives, bull rides, barrel racing, mutton bustin', team roping, and more, the Reno Rodeo has everything you could ever want in a rough and tough rodeo. The Reno Rodeo has been in existence for over 100 years and features traditional events for ten thrilling days. This event is a Nevada staple that was recognized by USA Today as the 2nd best PRCA Rodeo in the country. Tickets for this fun-filled event go on sale soon, and you will want to keep an eye on their website for updates.
The Ellensburg Rodeo
Date: Labor Day Weekend - September 2nd - 5th
Address: 609 North Main Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926
The Ellensburg Rodeo may not be the biggest in the country, but it has a history that dates back to 1923. This event has earned its place in America's Top 10 Rodeos. Attracting over 600 competitive cowpokes competing in classic events such as bull riding, barrel racing, X-treme bull riding, and more. This is more than just your average rodeo; visit their website for more information on the upcoming event.
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Date: July 22nd to 31st
Address: 1210 W. 8th Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82003
Put on your spurs and sunscreen because the Cheyenne Frontier Days event is the largest outdoor rodeo in the world. This rodeo draws in professionals from around the globe who compete for over one million dollars in cash prizes. The community impact of this event is expansive, and in 2015 the Cheyenne Frontier Days Foundation was started to support the sustainability of the event further. Featuring unique events like a pancake breakfast and a behind-the-scenes chute tour, rodeo spectacles like X-treme bull riding, concerts featuring country music's best, and PRCA rodeo events, you will want to be sure to secure your spot. Tickets are on sale today.
Travel The Country Comfortably
Before you travel to your next event, make sure that you have the proper equipment to ensure your horse or livestock's safety and comfort. Your comfort is a top priority too! Whether traveling the country from one rodeo to the next in your camper van or RV, or transporting your animals for competition, having the right transport equipment matters. Transwest offers a variety of new and used horse trailers and livestock trailers. We even offer numerous trailers equipped with living quarters, providing you with the opportunity to cut down on lodging costs for your animals. Transwest has the highest quality vehicles and trailers, and our team is committed to helping you find the perfect transportation solution. Visit a location near you or shop our online inventory today.
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