NRHA Cowtown Classic

The National Reining Horse Association cancels its 2013 event in Fort Worth, Texas.

National Reining Horse Association
April 9, 2013

Ruben Vandorp, photo courtesy of NRHA

The National Reining Horse Association board of directors met on April 8 to discuss the 2013 NRHA Cowtown Classic and recent information brought to the board's attention regarding changes made to Texas Event Trust Fund policies. In light of these changes, the board of directors decided to cancel the 2013 event. Previously, the board decided against renewing contracts for future Cowtown events.

NRHA apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause to NRHA members making plans to attend the 2013 NRHA Cowtown Classic.

NRHA appreciates the support of the City of Fort Worth and the State of Texas. With their help, the event ranked 4th among 2011 and 2012 NRHA leading events and paid out nearly $900,000 to NRHA members. In addition, NRHA hosted its first Novice Horse Derby and tested the 4D reining concept in Fort Worth.