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Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Changes Horse Show in 2021

The lineup for the horse show at the 2021 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo will be changed in order to comply with health and safety guidelines.

Officials with the event announced this week they would not have the usual ranch rodeo and cowboy mounted shooting events next year.

They will, however, still host National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) classes, a ranch horse competition, ranch sortings, Quarter Horse and all-breed speed events, Quarter Horse and all-breeding ropings, a Paint show, a donkey and mule show and the all-breed youth horse shows in 2021.

The NCHA classes will be held Feb. 25 to March 4, and the ranch horse competition will be March 5-6, according to a schedule released Thursday.

This year’s Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo was one of the first major equine events to cancel due to COVID-19 when the City of Houston and the Houston Health Department abruptly stopped the 2020 edition mid-event.