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The inaugural Cowgirl Gathering, hosted by the American Paint Horse Association, is set to make history in the Fort Worth Stockyards November 13-15, 2020.

This weekend takeover of the historic Fort Worth Stockyards highlights cowgirls’ skills in breakaway roping, team roping and barrel racing, while also showcasing exhilarating and engaging female speakers, and much more.

“It’s her heart and soul that makes a cowgirl who she is—determined and fierce and ready to take on the world—and we’re excited to showcase that spirit in the heart and soul of Cowtown this November,” APHA Senior Director of MemberCare and Publications Jessica Hein said.

The weekend will kick off with a $2,500-added Open all-women team roping followed by a $7,500-added #9.5 all-women team roping in the historic Stockyards Coliseum on November 13. With two divisions offered and $10,000 added cash, there is sure to be a place for all competitors with huge payouts! Following the all-women team roping, the Coliseum will host its weekly rodeo with $5,000 added.

Moving into Saturday, November 14, an $11,500-added Open breakaway and $10,000-added WCRA Challenger breakaway will take place under the bright lights of the Coliseum. This event is one of only a select few events designated as fast-track qualifiers to the Women’s Rodeo World Championships in 2021, which will payout more than $750,000 to women athletes. The Cowgirl Gathering Breakaway Roping is poised to be one of the highest-paying breakaway ropings in the country. To learn more about the Women’s Rodeo World Championship or the Challenger division, please visit wcra.com.

Meanwhile, across the street in the Cowboy Channel Studio, day one of the Cowgirl Essence Exchange kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday. Female speakers and performers from across the Western industry are slated—all bringing their unique cowgirl essence! Lindy Burch, Dena Kirkpatrick, Billie Bray, Adrian Brannan, Jessica Haas and plenty more will provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for attendees.

Also beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, the Cowgirl Gathering $20,000 Open 5D Barrel Race will bring the speed into the Coliseum.

Day two of the Cowgirl Essence Exchange fires off at 9 a.m. in the Cowboy Channel Studio on Sunday, November 15. LeAnn Hart jump-starts the day followed by Tracy Sheffield, Amy C. Witt, Lari Dee Guy, Donene Taylor and more. Cowgirls from all walks of life bring the heart and soul of what being a cowgirl means to them.

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.

Visit cowgirlgathering.com for a full list of speakers, to enter an event, purchase tickets or for more information. Contact Steven Hayes at (817) 222-6432 or shayes@apha.com for questions. Follow us on Facebook @cowgirl.gathering2020

(Press release courtesy of Paint Horse Journal and the American Paint Horse Association.)