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$35,000-added Cowtown Classic Rope Horse Futurity coming to Fort Worth July 7-9

The American Rope Horse Futurity Association is bringing prestige and big bucks to Fort Worth July 7-9, 2023—their newest event for 4-, 5- and 6-year-old rope horses, the Cowtown Classic Rope Horse Futurity, takes place at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in conjunction with the APHA World Championship Show.

ARHFA events combine judged and timed criteria to identify the world’s most talented young rope horses. It’s designed to showcase the ability of 4-, 5- and 6-year-old rope horses to make runs executed with the precision of a show horse and the smooth speed of top timed-event contenders.

All money earned at ARHFA events is tabulated on a horse’s official record, which directly impacts the horse’s value, producer Jay Wadhams says.

“With our judged and timed format, if they’ve won money at our events, you know it’s a good horse,” he said. “I think this is a great way to showcase the amount of money people can win, at both our event and the APHA World Championship Show.”

The all-breed Cowtown Classic Rope Horse Futurity takes place July 7-9 in conjunction with the APHA world championship roping events and will offer the following:

  • 4-, 5- & 6-Year-Old Heading Futurity (Open, Intermediate, Limited)
  • 4-, 5- & 6-Year-Old Heeling Futurity (Open, Intermediate, Limited)
  • 4-Year-Old Heading Pre-Futurity
  • 4-Year-Old Heeling Pre-Futurity
  • Non-Pro Heading
  • Non-Pro Heeling

Make plans to attend for a shot at big bucks, and get your rope horse into the John Justin Arena ahead of the ARHFA World Championship Rope Horse Futurity finals in October.

In addition to the $35,000 in guaranteed added money, class purses will be supplemented by jackpotted entry fees. The Cowtown Classic Rope Horse Futurity will be produced by ARHFA/Jay & Lindsay Wadhams.

Cowtown Classic Rope Horse Futurity

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The 2023 APHA World Championship Show takes place June 23-July 9 and features more than $1.35 million in cash and prizes. Registered Paints are invited to cross-enter APHA championship classes along with the American Rope Horse Futurity Team Roping. Need help registering or transferring your Paint? Contact APHA MemberCare at 817-834-2742.


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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded in 1962. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses