Western Performance Horse Showdown Interest Form

Applications for the 2024 show are now open!

Reining, roping and reined cow horse will join forces on the opening day of the National Western Stock Show in a newly created feature called the Western Performance Horse Showdown.

Witness top athletes from three prominent disciplines in the western performance horse world compete in their respective event to vie for the team championship in the CINCH Arena in the Events Center on Saturday, January 6th. Exceptional riders will be invited to select their best horse to compete for over $17,000 in this double-judged, inaugural event. Teams of three representing each discipline will be randomly drawn. Each team will earn a payout plus individuals have a chance at a winner-take-all jackpot for the high score in each event.

This event will join other opening weekend features which celebrates the legacy of the western world and traditions carried on through these disciplines. The Youth Ranch Horse Mentor Matchup, Invitational Ranch Rodeo and RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining will complete the schedule for Saturday and Sunday. Details will be posted on our website and interested riders are encouraged to fill out an Interest Form on the website before October 31, 2023.

Important Dates

Due Date:  Oct 31, 2023
Show Date: Jan 6, 2024

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