Horse Show

Rodeo Austin is proud to showcase two horse shows during the annual Fair and Rodeo. Equine enthusiasts are invited to compete in the 4-H Instructional Horse Show and the Gold Stirrup.


4-H Instructional Show - Will serve as an educational clinic for 4-H exhibitors interested in pursuing a horse project or wanting to improve their horse show skills. Each exhibitor will receive direct, one-on-one feedback from an experienced horse show judge, along with written instructions and critiques. Classes offered are Stock Horse Showmanship, Stock Horse Pleasure, Stock Horse Horsemanship and Trail. Classes will be modeled after 4-H Horse shows to prepare exhibitors for the District and State Shows. For questions regarding classes offered, please visit this link here to the State 4-H Horse Show official rules and regulations. 

Gold Stirrup - The Gold Stirrup Horse Show is Rodeo Austin's brightest star. A horse show for riders with special needs, Gold Stirrup allows individuals to compete for recognition and prizes.


Late Entries are not accepted for the Gold Stirrup Show. Late entry forms for the 4-H Instructional Show are below. Please bring the forms and check payment upon arrival. 


Gold Stirrup Entry Collection Forms

In addition to completing online entry, the following forms must be mailed to the Rodeo Austin office at: 9100 Decker Lake Rd. Austin, TX 78724 by February 1, 2018. Please call (512) 919-3000 if you have any questions. 

Premium Book

Please refer to the Premium Book for rules and regulations regarding the 2018 Gold Stirrup Horse Show and the 4-H Instructional Horse Show.

4-H Instructional Horse Show Entry Collection Forms

In addition to completing online entry, the following forms along with check payment must be mailed to the Rodeo Austin office at: 9100 Decker Lake Rd. Austin, TX 78724 by February 1, 2018. Please call (512) 919-3000 if you have any questions.

As a reminder, there will be a livestock arrival Monday, March 12 beginning at 7 a.m. If exhibitors do not wish to arrive at the same time as the livestock, they are welcome to arrive the night before, Sunday, March 11 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.The 4-H Instructional Horse Show will begin Monday, March 12 at 9 a.m.

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Horse Show Judges

Gold Stirrup Show:

Judge A: Carol Swanteson - Bryan, TX

Judge B: Becky Terrell - Sanger, TX


4-H Instructional Show:

Instructor A: Jennifer Zoeller - College Station, TX

Instructor B: Chelsie Huseman - College Station, TX

Horse Show Schedule

Gold Stirrup Horse Show:

Arrival: Saturday, March 10, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Show: Sunday, March 11, 9 a.m.


4-H Instructional Horse Show: 

Arrival: Sunday, March 11, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Show: Monday, March 12, 9 a.m.

RODEO AUSTIN - MARCH 10-24, 2018