SHTX Derby

The SHTX Derby has been expanded!! The event is open to 4, 5 & 6 year olds!

Minimum of $6,000 added money
A Non Pro Incentive in the Open Derby
A 4yo Incentive in both the Open & Limited Non Pro Derby

plus great prizes!

The AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge will be held in conjunction with the SHTX Derby.
Have a horse eligible for both? Make one run and pay only one cattle fee

AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge is a qualifying show for the RHC Finals in Guthrie, 2019.

The Derby & RH Challenge are on the same entry form.
Specific details on the Derby & RHC are on pg 2 of the Entry Form

2018 Ranching Heritage Challenge Rules

Additional Ranching Heritage Challenge information from AQHA

Derby is on Sunday, October 28 starting at 8 a.m.
Derby, Heritage & World Show Information Packet with info on stalls, paid practices, etc.


​​​​​​​(paid cow practices are SOLD OUT)


Stalls/RVs will be on a first come/first serve basis beginning on Wednesday at 2pm. 
You must pay for the stalls and RVs when you arrive. IF YOU ARE SAVING STALLS/RVS FOR SOMEONE, YOU MUST PAY FOR THOSE STALLS/RV AT THAT TIME. No stalls/RVs will be unlocked or saved unless paid for. 
Please bring a separate check for stalls/RVs. They will be paid for separately from show check-in.

Stalls $30/night
30 amp RV with Water & Electric- $35/night
30 amp RV with Water, Electric & Sewer $40/night
50 amp RV with Water & Electric- $40/night
50 amp RV with Water, Electric and Sewer- $45/night

 There are more than 400 stalls & over 130 RV hookups so we will not run out!
If you MUST have a 50 amp hookup, please call the office.

Hotel information:
Holiday Inn
1802 E Overland Trail, Abilene, Texas
$109/night (Stock Horse of Texas rate)
**Reservations must be made by 9/25 to get the rate

The Stock Horse Derby was developed to showcase a versatile stock horse at a premier aged event. The Derby has expanded in 2018 to include 4-, 5- & 6-year-olds. Horses are shown in the 4 stock horse classes. Money is paid out in each class as well as the All Around. The winner of the All Around Derby Champion. There is no Futurity for 2018.

There is a minimum of $6,000 added in the 2018 Derby. This includes a $1,000 Non Pro incentive in the Open Derby, and a $500 minimum 4yo incentive in both the Open and Ltd Non Pro Derby.

Complete 2017 Futurity and Derby Results and Payout information here.

No Nominations! Just enter by October 12th!


OPEN: The Derby offers the Open division with a Non Pro Incentive paid to the highest placing Non Pro rider(s) in the Open division (event follows Open/Non Pro rules).
LIMITED NON PRO: Limited Non Pro is for riders eligible or the Limited Non Pro division. The event follows Limited Non Pro rules, including a box/drive/box/drive format in the working cow horse.
Collegiate scholarships are awarded to the highest placing full time college students in the Derby and Limited Non Pro Derby.
Complete rules are found in the Stock Horse of Texas Handbook.

2017 Futurity and Derby Winners

Open Futurity: Mike Major and Automatik Stik

Ltd Non Pro Futurity: Leslie Thompson and CG Stylish Twiser

Open Derby: Ben Baldus and Seven S Woodrow

Ltd Non Pro Derby: Sarah McKibben and His Royal Cat

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