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.


2024 Tentative Schedule

SHTX Shows/Clinics      Stand Alone Clinics      CoWN Events

SHTX Shows/Clinics

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

Bryan Kickoff Classic
Bryan, Texas

Feb 29-March 4, 2024


High Cotton Promotion



Guns Up!
Lubbock, Texas
April 4-7, 2024



Circle Up at Circle T
Hamilton, Texas

April 25-April 28, 2024



The Gathering at the E
Guthrie, OK

May 15-19, 2024


Official photographer High Cotton Promotions


Palo Duro Gathering
Amarillo, TX

July 18-21, 2024

Tentative Schedule

SHTX Classes & Clinic, AQHA RR & R Trail; AQHA VRH

  • Open & Level 1 Open classes on Thursday, July 18; paid cow practices
  • Clinic, AQHA Ranch Riding & SHTX/VRH Ranch Cutting on Friday, July 19
  • All other divisions on July 20-21

Slide Into Sweetwater
 Sweetwater, TX

August 1-4, 2024

Tentative Schedule

SHTX Classes & Clinic, AQHA RR, no other AQHA

  • Open & Level 1 Open classes on Thursday, August 1; paid cow practices
  • Clinic, AQHA Ranch Riding & SHTX Ranch Cutting on Friday, August 2
  • All other divisions on August 3-4

SHTX Annual Swim Party!

Hoppin’ in Hamilton
 Hamilton, TX

September 5-8, 2024

SHTX Classes & Clinic,  AQHA VRH

  • Open & Level 1 Open classes on Thursday, September 5; paid cow practices
  • Clinic,  & SHTX/VRH Ranch Cutting on Friday, September 6
  • All other divisions on Sept 7-8


Aggieland Classic & Ordner Insurance / American Reliable Insurance Derby
Bryan, TX

September 26-29, 2024



SHTX Classes & Clinic, AQHA RR & Ranch Trail; VRH

  • Open & Level 1 Open classes on Thursday, September 26; paid cow practices
  • Clinic, AQHA Ranch Riding & SHTX/VRH Ranch Cutting on Friday, September 27
  • All other divisions on Sept 28-9



Western Horseman Stock Horse World Show 
Abilene, TX

Oct 23-27, 2024



Additional show information will be posted at a later date

Stand Alone Clinics & Special Events

November 9, 2024
Silver Horse Arena
Bryan, TX

with Texas A&M Ranch Horse Team

**Youth Ranch Horse Clinic**

More details to come!



CoWN Events

For more information on CoWN events, go to

Breed Incentive Programs

Check out the shows that our CoWN Affiliate Offers in Colorado and Wyoming

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. But please let us know! 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 fill out the Scratch Form to scratch a class or the entire show.

6. The show office is usually open Wednesdays 4-6pm, Thursdays 8am-6pm, 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:

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