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COWGIRL Magazine hangs their hat on the $21,500-added Cowgirl Gathering Breakaway Roping

COWGIRL Magazine has signed on as the new title sponsor of The Cowgirl Gathering Breakaway Roping event, one of the premier features in the rapidly expanding Cowgirl Gathering event at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards.


The Cowgirl Gathering Breakaway Roping kicks off on November 13, 2021, inside the historic Cowtown Coliseum in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

What’s the Payout?

The Cowgirl Gathering Breakaway Roping is one of the highest-paying one-day ropings in the world. In its inaugural year, the all-women roping paid out more than $45,000 in eight hours along with a trove of other prizes.

“We are thrilled to be aligned with The Cowgirl Gathering,” said Ken Amorosano, COWGIRL’s Editor in Chief. “This event saw great success in its inaugural year, and we couldn’t think of a better event to support. Breakaway roping is on the rise in our industry right now, so being able to support an event for cowgirls at The Cowgirl Gathering is something we are truly passionate about.”

APHA’s Executive Director Billy Smith said this partnership is a continuation of the growth and support of the Cowgirl Gathering, the premier cowgirl Western heritage platform.

“The Cowgirl Gathering is designed to showcase cowgirls as far and wide as possible, so having a major media channel like COWGIRL Magazine join our initiative is truly special. Similar to the way Chrome Magazine is designed to highlight the amazing stories of Paint Horse people, COWGIRL Magazine is dedicated to highlighting amazing women across the Western industry, and what better way than to showcase the amazing talents of our breakaway ropers at The Cowgirl Gathering.”

Entry Information

  • Tickets and entry information HERE
  • Date: Thursday, November 13, 2021, starting at 9 a.m.
  • Location: Cowtown Coliseum (121 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76164)

What to expect: An $11,500-added open breakaway roping and a $10,000-added WCRA Challenger breakaway, plus:

  • Fierce competition
  • Quality production by Dirk Webb and Team
  • Exceptional cattle
  • An elite destination venue

Need more? Click HERE.

Questions? Contact Steven Hayes

Not a breakaway roper? Check out the full weekend of activities during The 2021 Cowgirl Gathering here. Don’t miss the Essence Exchange, a two-day event packed with leading cowgirl competitors and cowgirl business leaders, all telling their stories.


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About APHA

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.

About The Cowgirl Gathering

The Cowgirl Gathering is a celebration in the heart of Fort Worth designed to showcase spectacular, inspirational women from all walks of life who embody the spirit of the American Cowgirl. This weekend takeover of the historic Fort Worth Stockyards highlights cowgirls’ skills in breakaway roping, team roping and barrel racing, while also showcasing exhilarating and engaging female speakers. It’s her heart and soul that makes a cowgirl who she is—determined and fierce and ready to take on the world—and we’re excited to showcase that spirit in the heart and soul of Cowtown this November. For more information, please visit www.cowgirlgathering.com.

About COWGIRL Magazine

COWGIRL captures the spirit on the modern West from a female perspective. COWGIRL is the only nationally distributed Western lifestyle magazine exclusively for women and reaches more than 1.5 million readers and followers in print and online.