The National Cutting Horse Association’s World Championship Futurity has long served as a “must see” in horse sports and 2013 will be no exception. More than 2,000 3-year-old future stars will vie for a chance at the $4 million purse during the event’s 24-day run, beginning November 21 in Fort Worth, Texas. The Futurity is the highlight of the year for the cutting horse industry, drawing an international audience of more than 12,000 to Fort Worth and thousands more by web and television.
Since 2007, the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) has produced a unique, entertaining reining horse event to benefit a local Oklahoma charity. The 2013 event will benefit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and will be held in Oklahoma City during the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show on Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m.
Juan Carlos Garcia of Italy and his swift mount Paulin took the opening 5* class of the Longines Global Champions Tour final leg at the magnificent Al Shaqab in Doha. Current European Champion Roger Yves Bost and Castle Forbes Cosma was just 0.4s behind in second with Germany’s Johannes Ehning in third place. There was early success in the event on home soil for local Qatari riders Hamad Ali Mohamed Al Attiyah and Faleh Suwead Al Ajami who finished in 4th and 6th and joined the prize giving ceremony.
RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN presented by Polaris RANGER has released a map of AT&T Stadium, as well as announced the host hotel for the March 2, 2014 event. The main floor of the stadium will be split into two sections, A and B, which will house the different main events. The host hotel for the event is the Crowne Plaza Arlington Suites. THE AMERICAN is the richest one-day rodeo in the history of western sports with a $2 million payout.
During the last week, the Farnam All-Around Amateur contenders competed in a variety of events throughout the American Quarter Horse Association’s 2013 Bank of America Amateur World Championship Show. This year, 54 contenders competed for the Farnam All-Around Amateur award.
More than 1,300 talented roping teams descended on the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, November 15–17 for the inaugural Cowtown ShootOut. Produced by the United States Team Roping Championships and sponsored by APHA, the all-breed event featured an extra-special incentive for ropers with a little bit of chrome: two Paint Horse incentive bonuses totaling $8,000.
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