AQHA Adds $5,000 side pot to the Cowgirl Gathering Barrel Race

AQHA Adds $5,000 side pot to the Cowgirl Gathering Barrel Race

The side pot is open to current AQHA members riding registered American Quarter Horses.

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As part of the strategic alliance between the American Quarter Horse Association and American Paint Horse Association, AQHA has added $5,000 to the Cowgirl Gathering 5D Open barrel race.

The side pot will be available to AQHA members riding registered American Quarter Horses at the Cowgirl Gathering barrel race on November 13, at the Stockyards Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.

Side pot details:

  • $50 entry fee

  • 5D payout 

  • 75% payback on entry fee, 100% payback on added money

  • Horse must be registered with AQHA.

  • Rider must be a current AQHA member.

Pre-entries open November 1. Click here to enter.

About Cowgirl Gathering

The Cowgirl Gathering is a celebration in the heart of Fort Worth, designed to showcase spectacular, inspirational women from all walks of life who embody the spirit of the American Cowgirl. Whether you are a competitor or just want to experience the spark of that cowgirl essence, the Cowgirl Gathering is your event. This weekend takeover of the historic Fort Worth Stockyards highlights cowgirls’ skills in breakaway roping, team roping and barrel racing, while also showcasing exhilarating and engaging female speakers. It’s her heart and soul that makes a cowgirl who she is—determined and fierce and ready to take on the world—and we’re excited to showcase that spirit in the heart and soul of Cowtown this November.

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