While equestrians in much of the United States are in the middle of the winter doldrums, Texans and their horses are celebrating this week at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
Today the FWSSR offers competitive opportunities for many different equestrian groups. Highlights include:
Paint Horse Show: The Paint show runs January 16-February 2. Classes are offered in halter, working cow horse, hunter under saddle, western pleasure and horsemanship, trail, cutting, team roping and speed events.
Quarter Horse Show: The Quarter Horse classes begin on January 16 and continue through the end of the show on February 7. Classes include working cow horse, cutting, roping, reining, speed events, trail, western riding, halter, western pleasure and hrosemanship, hunter under saddle, hunt seat equitation and jumping.
Palomino Horse Show: The Palomino Horse Show runs January 29-30. Classes are available for showmanship, halter, hunter under saddle, western pleasure, trail and reining.
Another draw for horse enthusiasts is the sales that take place during the show. The AQHA Best of the Remuda Sale takes place on Saturay, January 16. The 2010 Invitational Ranch Horse Show and Sale will take place on Sunday, January 17.
Get more information, including ticket purchasing info, at fwssr.com