Photo Story - Giddy up, ya’ll - the rodeo’s in town

Six white horses and their riders carry American and Texas flags during the rodeo parade in San Angelo, Feb. 3. 2018. The rodeo parade featured 100 entries and included members of the Sante Fe Trail Ride, various floats from clubs and community organizations, antique tractors and local horse clubs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Aryn Lockhart/Released)

Six white horses and their riders carry American and Texas flags during the rodeo parade in San Angelo, Feb. 3. 2018. The rodeo parade featured 100 entries and included members of the Sante Fe Trail Ride, various floats from clubs and community organizations, antique tractors and local horse clubs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Aryn Lockhart/Released)

Members of the Santa Fe Trail Ride travel through historic downtown San Angelo, Texas during the rodeo parade, Feb. 3. 2018. The Santa Fe Trail Ride ended in San Angelo after a week-long ride of 25 covered wagons allowing participants to experience some of what travelling was like during the 1800s.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Aryn Lockhart/Released)

Members of the Santa Fe Trail Ride travel through historic downtown San Angelo, Texas during the rodeo parade, Feb. 3. 2018. The Santa Fe Trail Ride ended in San Angelo after a week-long ride of 25 covered wagons allowing participants to experience some of what travelling was like during the 1800s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Aryn Lockhart/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Alejandro Ganster, 17th Training Group commander, participates in the rodeo parade in downtown San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 3, 2018. The rodeo parade was the official kickoff of the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Aryn Lockhart/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Alejandro Ganster, 17th Training Group commander, participates in the rodeo parade in downtown San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 3, 2018. The rodeo parade was the official kickoff of the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Aryn Lockhart/Released)

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- The rodeo parade took place in historic downtown, kicking off the 85th San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo, Feb. 3.

Col. Alejandro Ganster, 17th Training Group commander, participated in the parade representing Goodfellow Air Force Base. The parade featured 100 entries and included members of the Sante Fe Trail Ride, various floats from clubs and community organizations, antique tractors and local horse clubs.

The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo ranks as one of the nation’s largest in total contestants and the livestock show ranks fourth in the nation for entries. The rodeo will take place at the Foster Communications Coliseum until Feb. 18.