Events

Stock Horse of Texas hosts stand-alone clinics, as well as shows paired with a one-day clinic.  Our stand-alone clinics offer a small group setting that focuses on fundamentals as well as skills used in the four stock horse events. Some stand-alone clinics have live cattle for cow horse practice, while others utilize a flag.

Shows paired with a clinic are scheduled throughout the year. These events feature Paid Cow Practice with Coaching on Thursday afternoon, and a clinic on Friday with four equine professionals each teaching one of the four stock horse disciplines (trail, pleasure, reining and cow). Riders will have the opportunity to practice on a live cow as well as ride across many of the trail course obstacles that will be included in the show on Saturday and Sunday.


2023 Tentative Schedule

Texas Shows/Clinics      Stand Alone Clinics      CoWN Events

Texas SHTX Shows/Clinics

January & February Various 1-2 day Winter Clinics scheduled across the state  

March 2-5, 2023

Thursday afternoon -- Paid practice with Coaching 

Friday -- Clinic

Friday evening, Sat & Sunday -- Show

Bryan, Texas
Clinic & Show

Includes SHTX Year End Banquet on Saturday evening

Host Hotels: 
There are 2 tournaments in town so book early!

Sleep Inn   $84/night
979-485-5577 – call to reserve “SHOT – Stock Horse of Texas”
2825 North Earl Rudder Freeway, Bryan, TX 77807

Wyndham Garden Inn
King beds with sleeper sofa
$99/night   **Feb 2 cutoff**
2829 Texas Ave, College Station (979) 485-5777

Homewood Suites
King 1 bedroom with sofa sleeper $139. **Feb 10 cutoff** (use link)

The Stella Hotel does not have a block. 

ALL SHOW INFORMATION IS ON THE SHTX HOME PAGE

  • All SHTX Classes
  • SHTX Jackpot Cutting
  • AQHA Ranch Riding

** No VRH or AQHA Ranch Trail at this show **

Sample List of classes

March 30-April 2, 2023

Thursday afternoon -- Paid practice with Coaching 

Friday -- Clinic

Friday evening, Sat & Sunday -- Show

Lubbock, Texas
Clinic & Show
  • All SHTX Classes
  • SHTX Jackpot Cutting
  • Friday night special clinic - details coming soon

** No VRH or AQHA Ranch Riding or Ranch Trail at this show **

Sample List of classes

April 27-30, 2023

Thursday afternoon -- Paid practice with Coaching 

Friday -- Clinic

Friday evening, Sat & Sunday -- Show

Hamilton, Texas
Clinic & Show

 

If the Inn at Circle T is full, we recommend hotels in Comanche. There are also bed & breakfasts in Hico.

  • All SHTX Classes
  • SHTX Jackpot Cutting
  • AQHA Ranch Riding
  • AQHA Ranch Trail
  • AQHA VRH Classes

Sample list of classes

May 25-28, 2023

Thursday afternoon -- Paid practice with Coaching 

Friday -- Clinic

Friday evening, Sat & Sunday -- Show

Belton, Texas
Clinic & Show

**Graduation weekend so book early!**

La Quinta Inn & Suites, by Wyndham (in the parking lot of the Expo Center) -- $141/night. Booking Link
**May 4 cutoff date**
Belton-Temple South
254-939-2772

Expo Inn & Suites Belton
235 W Loop 121, Belton, TX
Mention SHOT - Stock Horse of Texas. (254) 217-8818
$115/night -- cutoff 4/24***

 

  • All SHTX Classes
  • SHTX Jackpot Cutting
  • AQHA Ranch Riding
  • AQHA Ranch Trail
  • AQHA VRH Classes

Sample List of classes

July 13-16, 2023

Thursday afternoon -- Paid practice with Coaching 

Friday -- Clinic

Friday evening, Sat & Sunday -- Show

Amarillo, Texas
Clinic & Show
AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge

Host Hotel:
La Quinta Amarillo Airport
806-335-9572
9305 E I-40, Amarillo
$99 rate, call to make reservations with the Stock Horse of TX group block

  • All SHTX Classes
  • SHTX Jackpot Cutting
  • AQHA Ranch Riding
  • AQHA Ranch Trail
  • AQHA VRH Classes
  • AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge

Sample List of Classes
Heritage List of Classes

August 3-6, 2023

Thursday afternoon -- Paid practice with Coaching 

Friday -- Clinic

Friday evening, Sat & Sunday -- Show

Sweetwater, Texas
Clinic & Show

Host Hotel:
Microtel

325-307-5159
9416 N Interstate 20, Sweetwater
Ask for the "Rodeo Rate" of $85.

  • All SHTX Classes
  • SHTX Jackpot Cutting
  • AQHA Ranch Riding

 

** No VRH or AQHA Ranch Trail at this show **

Sample List of classes

 

Sept 7-10, 2023

Thursday afternoon -- Paid practice with Coaching 

Friday -- Clinic

Friday evening, Sat & Sunday -- Show

Hamilton, Texas
Clinic & Show

If the Inn at Circle T is full, we recommend hotels in Comanche. There are also bed & breakfasts in Hico.

  • All SHTX Classes
  • SHTX Jackpot Cutting
  • AQHA VRH Classes
  • Paid Reining Practice on Friday evening

Sample list of classes

Sept 28-Oct 1, 2023
**updated dates**

Thursday afternoon -- Paid practice with Coaching 

Friday -- Clinic

Friday evening, Sat & Sunday -- Show

Bryan, Texas
Clinic & Show

Wyndham Garden Inn
King beds or Doubles
$99/night   **Sept 6 cutoff**
2829 Texas Ave, College Station (979) 485-5777

  • All SHTX Classes
  • SHTX Jackpot Cutting
  • AQHA Ranch Riding
  • AQHA Ranch Trail
  • AQHA VRH Classes

Sample List of classes

Stock Horse World Show & Derby
October 25-29, 2023

 

Abilene, Texas
  • Riders must qualify by showing in at least 1 SHTX class in 2023
  • Stock Horse Derby (no qualifying required)

Stand Alone Clinics & Special Events

"Ranch to the Show Pen" Cattle Focused Clinic 
with Matt Nichols in Henderson, Texas

January 21-22

Slots available in the SHTX Store

Reining & Cow Work Clinic
with Taylor Peters in Wichita Falls, Texas

January 27-28

A Wait List available in the SHTX Store

Herd Work, Cow & Reining Focus "Celebration Tune Up"
with Matlock Rice in Sealy, Texas

February 4-5

Slots available in the SHTX Store

"Gamechanging Maneuvers" for Ranch Riding and Ranch Trail
with Stacey McAlexander in Dripping Springs, Texas

February 18

Slots available in the SHTX Store

 


CoWN Events

For more information on CoWN events, go to https://cownsh.com/

SHTX - TQHA Ride for the Cash Program!

SHTX has partnered with the Texas Quarter Horse Association to offer a great INCENTIVE program for all divisions!   We will award TEN — yes 10 — $1,000 prizes to eligible members!   Click Here for the details

Headed to a Texas show? Here's what you need to know

1. Register before the entry deadline! The deadlines are usually about 10 days before the show. You are welcome to sign up after the deadline, but please be aware there is a $100 late fee.

2. Please completely fill out your entry form. If we have to look up your address, registration numbers or membership numbers, we will charge a $25 incomplete fee.

3. If you have not shown this horse at one of our shows, please send a copy of your registration papers so we can add your horse to our data base. If you're showing AQHA, please send a copy of your membership card.

4. Not a SHTX member? If you're showing in a Stock Horse of Texas class, you'll need a membership. You can join online, or enter at the show.

5. Need to scratch? No problem. Scratches received by the scratch deadline don't owe a thing. After the scratch deadline, riders are responsible for the cattle and office fee. Once a show starts or classes have been drawn (whichever comes first) scratches are non-refundable. Please call us at 855-846-7468 or email us.

6. The show office is usually open Thursdays, 3-7pm. On Fridays, 7am to 8 pm. On Saturdays & Sundays, 7am until the conclusion of the show.

7. You will receive an invoice after your entry is processed. You are welcome to pay online, but that is not required. Prepaid riders have a much faster check-in.

8. Got a question about our rules or divisions? Here's a few helpful links!
SHTX Rulebook
SHTX Divisions
SHTX Class Descriptions



All Texas shows are now TQHA Approved! You must have a TQHA membership for your points to count toward TQHA year end points. For more information on TQHA Year End awards and membership, click here: https://tqha.com/show/tqha-points

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