Watch the Markel AQHA Cowtown Showdown

Tune into RFD-TV on March 11 to see Grammy-award winner Lyle Lovett and other top-notch cowboys Shawn Flarida, Todd Crawford and Lloyd Cox compete.

Tune into RFD-TV on March 11 to top-notch cowboys compete.

You weren’t able to experience the Markel AQHA Cowtown Showdown, presented by the City of Fort Worth, in person? You still have the chance to watch! Tune into RFD-TV at 8 p.m. CST on March 11 to watch the Markel AQHA Cowtown Showdown in celebration of AQHA’s 75th anniversary.

Watch the world’s greatest cowboys compete in cutting, reining, ranch horse and cow horse. The Markel AQHA Cowtown Showdown showcased the American Quarter Horse and top professionals in the equine industry.

Representing the National Cutting Horse Association

  • Johnny Mitchell and Junie Wood
  • Clay Johnson and  A Play Rey
  • James Payne and Once In A Blu Boon
  • Lloyd Cox and RW Rockin

Representing the National Reining Horse Association

  • Lyle Lovett and Smart And Shiney
  • Shawn Flarida and Smart Spook
  • Dell Hendricks and Custom Made Gun
  • Tim McQuay and Gunners Tinseltown

Representing the National Reined Cow Horse Association

  • Todd Crawford and Shakin My Head
  • Todd Bergen and Smart Luck
  • Corey Cushing and Oh Cay N Short
  • Boyd Rice and Royal Smart Fletch

In addition to these top competitors, you will also see representatives from historic AQHA ranches that have bred American Quarter Horses for 75 consecutive years compete in a ranch horse competition.

  • R.A. Brown Ranches
  • Burnett Ranches
  • Haythorn Land & Cattle Co.
  • King Ranch
  • Norell Family
  • Pitchfork Land & Cattle Co.
  • W.T. Waggoner Estate

This is sure to be an event on RFD-TV that you won’t want to miss!

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