The first ever National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Cowtown Classic will be held in Fort Worth August 23-27 at Will Rogers Memorial Center. The nearly $340,000 payout includes the $25,000 Category 1 Silver Spurs Equine Non Pro Shootout, which is the largest added money class of its kind in the U.S. and expected to make a significant impact on NRHA World Championship standings.  The NRHA has contracted for its Cowtown Classic to be held in Fort Worth for a minimum of three annual shows, beginning Summer 2011. For event and ticket information, visit http://nrhaclassic.com/.  

Reining is a judged event designed to show the athletic ability of a ranch horse within the confines of a show arena.  NRHA competitors are required to run one of 10 approved patterns.  In 2009, NRHA paid out over 11 million dollars in competition purses.  For more information on Fort Worth Events, Click Here.