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Quarter million paid out at The Cowgirl Gathering in the Fort Worth Stockyards

Breakaway ropers, team ropers, and barrel racers all collided on the bricks of the Fort Worth Stockyards November 12 -14 for payouts exceeding a quarter of a million dollars!

With over $65,000 in added money, The Cowgirl Gathering exceeded the 2020 payouts to cowgirls in three different disciplines.


All-Girl Team Roping

The Charlie One Horse All-Girl Team Roping paid out $66,500 in less than 8 hours of competition. Open Champions, Bailey Gubert and Lorraine Moreno split $10,400 with a time of 29.45 on 4 head. The 9.5 Champions, Courtney Sanders and Kinley Ann Urbanovsky, took home $15,000 with a time of 24.75.


Breakaway Roping

More than 110 breakaway ropers showed up at the Cowtown Coliseum to take a run at $21,500 in added money. The Cowgirl Magazine Breakaway Roping had a total payout of $62,570. The Open Champion Martha Angelone left the arena with $11,729 after winning first and second in the first round, first in the second round, fourth in the short round, and first in the average. Alee Andrews took home $6,120 as the Challenger Champion, placing in all three rounds and winning the average.


Barrel Racing

Known to be the biggest one-day barrel race in Texas and speculated as the same in the United States, The Platinum Performance Barrel Race saw 922 entries resulting in a payout of over $121,000. Taking home a check of $5,924, a custom buckle, a classic equine saddle pad, and a pair of Durango boots was the champion of the 1D, Shae Franklin of Orange, TX.

2D Champion – Rylee Grace Abel – $4,936

3D Champion – Brooke Jordan – $3,949

4D Champion – Karen Coskrey – $2,962

5D Champion – Kristi Fleshman – $1,975

The Cowgirl Gathering exceeded expectations for its second year running. Be sure to keep up with the 2022 event plans by following along on social media at @thecowgirlgathering.


Questions? Contact Steven Hayes, Megan McMullen, or call (817) 222-6432.



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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. Whether you are a competitor or just want to experience the spark of that cowgirl essence, the Cowgirl Gathering is your event.


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.