No visit to the Stockyards National Historic District is complete without a stop at the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame, now located inside Cowtown Coliseum.

The TRCHF is dedicated to the sport of rodeo and the recognition of Texas' contribution to that sport and was founded in 1975 by Johnny Boren and a group of Belton, Texas, businessmen. Boren was the manager of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Lone Star Circuit, the biggest circuit in the PRCA’s circuit system.

A Ford automobile dealer in Belton, Boren frequently had world champions sitting across the desk from him at his dealership. Autographed photos of world champs adorned both his office and his home. He was a well-known bull rider and founder of the Old Timers Rodeo Association.

The Hall of Fame was first housed in several Belton-area businesses, including a western wear store. Eventually, the Hall of Fame moved to the Bell County Expo Center in Belton, back to its roots, only a block or so away from the Ford dealership where it was born. The TRCHF relocated to the Stockyards in July 2010.

Every year in April champion cowboys who made an impact on the sport in Texas are honored at the very popular reunion ceremony.

If you attend a Fort Worth Meeting or Visit Fort Worth for Tours or Kids Events be sure to take a moment and appreciate our Western Heritage.  Visit www.FortWorth.com for more information.