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Art of the Cowgirl, a celebration of cowgirls and their contributions to the Western lifestyle and culture, will be held January 19-23, 2022 at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek, Arizona.

The 2022 Art of the Cowgirl event will feature four main competitions: the All Women’s Ranch Rodeo presented by COWGIRL, the World’s Greatest Horsewoman, a Cattle Dog Trial, and an Open Breakaway Roping.

See below for event details and schedules:

All Women’s Ranch Rodeo presented by COWGIRL:

COWGIRL Magazine is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Art of the Cowgirl All Women’s Ranch Rodeo. The event showcases the skills of day-in, day-out, working cowgirls.

The Art of the Cowgirl All Women’s Ranch Rodeo will feature four events: branding, stray gathering, team roping, and ranch horse.

The Top 5 teams will come back to the finals with a clean slate where they will compete in ranch horse, team roping, and doctoring for their chance to win the title. Awards will also be given for Top Horse, Top Hand, and Top Remuda.

Wednesday, January 19 | 4 PM – First Round
Thursday, January 20 | 9 AM – Second Round
Friday, January 21 | 5 PM – Finals

World’s Greatest Horsewoman:

The World’s Greatest Horsewoman will focus on one horse and one rider testing their skills and versatility with the same bit in four phases—herd work, reining, steer stopping, and cow work. With these categories, the competition hopes to reward the most well-rounded cowgirl.

The top ten horse and rider duos in the competition will compete for cash and other prizes, along with the chance to compete at the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s World’s Greatest Horseman.

Tuesday, January 18 | 8 AM – Herd Work
Wednesday, January 19 | 9 AM – Reining
Thursday, January 20 | 2 PM – Steer Stopping followed by Fence Work
Saturday, January 22 | 4 PM – Herd Work Finals
Sunday, January 23 | 3 PM – Reining, Steer Stopping, and Fence Work Finals

Cattle Dog Trial:

If you have ever had the opportunity to work with a great cow dog, you know that they make life around cattle so much easier. Cattle Dog trials are a test of obstacles experienced in everyday ranching: gates, sorting, penning, and more.

With three class options to choose from (Novice, Open, and Intermediate), dogs and people of all experience levels are welcome to compete. This competition is sanctioned by the National Cattle Dog Association.

Friday, January 21 | 12 PM – Trial

Open Breakaway Roping:

Breakaway roping is rodeo’s fastest-growing sport. The Art of the Cowgirl Open Breakway Roping will be a progressive after the first run.

The Top 10 on two will rope Friday night during the performance of Art of the Cowgirl. A buckle and saddle will be awarded to the winner.

Minimum of $5,000 added. 70% Payback. 

Friday, January 21 | TBA

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