Inaugural Toyota California Classic Invitational Cow Horse Championship

The Inaugural Toyota California Classic Invitational Cow Horse Championship will be featured this year at the Horse Expo Pomona. The all-around stock horse event will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Ram Trucks Freedom Arena. Admission for the event is free to all.

This exciting event will bring together some of the top horsemen from all over the United States and Canada to compete in a night of reining, cutting and fence work. There will be $15,500 in prize money that will be awarded to the top three contestants.

The first place winner will also receive a Carlos Silver custom buckle, a 100X hat from Barbara’s Custom Hats and a variety of products from Platinum Performance. The official judges for this event will be National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hall of Famer Sandy Collier and Lance Johnston, an earner of $687,520.

“We’re excited about bringing this caliber of an event to our southern California event,” said Horse Expo Events President Miki Nelsen. “With invited riders like Bobby Avila, Teddy Robinson, Margie Robinson, Ken Wold [and] Justin Wright, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser.”

Horse Expo Pomona offers something for every horse and ranch. At the Breed Revelation, attendees will see popular, as well as unusual breeds, while having the opportunity to speak directly to the breeders in a relaxed, coffee-shop setting. Popular returning attractions Equine Dream Art Show sponsored by BLICKÒ Art Materials, Young Rider Park, Trail Symposium, Book Corral and Great American Truck Display are planned to be larger than ever before.  

Attendees will also meet top equine clinicians from different disciplines including reining, dressage (classical and western), three-day eventing, hunter/jumper, barrel racing and driving. Experts in trail riding, saddle fitting, body clipping, equine management, horse anatomy and colt starting will offer invaluable tips. More than 300 exhibits will offer the latest products and services from riding apparel, tack, nutrition, horse supplies and trailers to art, jewelry, arts and crafts, and more.

The Horse Expo Pomona takes place Friday through Sunday, Feb. 7-9 at Pomona, Calif.’s Fairplex. Adult admission is $18 per day or $45 for the weekend. Tickets for children 13 years and younger are $5 per day and children under 6 are admitted for free. Show hours are 9-6 daily. Parking is available at Gate 17 off of McKinley Ave.

For more information on the Horse Expo Pomona, call 800-352-2411 or visit