SAN ANGELO, Texas — The San Angelo Stock Show was held in February, but the rodeo itself was delayed until April.
“The premium sale is the result of the winners of the San Angelo Stock Show that was held back in February,” Raliegh Little, Premium Sale Committee chairperson said.
Winners returned to San Angelo for the 2021 Premium Sale, which looked slightly different from previous sales.
“We waited to have the rodeo until April hoping to have more capacity outside the COVID-19 restrictions and that worked really well,” Little said. “However, the premium sale is our grand finale of the whole rodeo event. “
The committee chose to have the sale on the usual Saturday as the Cinch Chute-Out.
The premium sale was held at a different venue within the fairgrounds and the winning animal projects were shown on a slideshow rather than being physically there. The slides included the lot number, the exhibitor's name and where the exhibitor was from.
“Those animals that they showed in February, those get sold and they don’t have the animals any longer,” Little said. “We bring the kids back and reward them for all their hard work and rising to the top in their division.”
Although the winners no longer have the animals, that did not stop families from heading back to San Angelo for the premium sale.
Chad Hinsley and his daughter, Rilynn Hinsley, made the three-hour trip back to San Angelo from Floydada.
Saturday was Rilynn Hinsley’s first time making the sale. She participated in the show held in February with a cross steer and won second place.
Chad Hinsley said having to travel back was no problem. “We made the sale so we’re happy to come back,” he said.
Rilynn Hinsley said she feels very proud and happy about making the sale. She also feels she is braver and can handle steers better, even a “skiddish one" and plans on showing a steer at the next stock show.
Holly Alderson showed a pig at the February show and won. Participating in the stock show is a family tradition for her and her family.
“We show at the San Angelo stock show & rodeo every year as a family,” Alderson said. “We are very excited. It’s an honor and a privilege to show and we are very honored to be here,” her father said.
Alderson still has one more opportunity to participate in the show, according to her father.
Anyone who wants to add money can do so even after the sale end. According to Little, the add-on donations will remain open for a few more days, probably until mid-week.
For more information about the add-ons, visit the San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Association website or contact the office.