Photo courtesy of the Heritage Days Classic.

Heritage Days Classic Show Gears Up for May

The Heritage Days Classic cow horse show is poised to join the ranks as one of the first Western performance horse events to occur in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2020 Heritage Days Classic will be held at the Circle T Arena in Hamilton, Texas, from May 28, 2020 to May 31, 2020. This event will feature the Heritage Days Classic Derby, Bridle Spectacular, 2 days of National Reined Cow Horse (NRCHA) horse show classes, American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) approved classes, Ranch Riding and a Ranch Cutting.

Hosted by the South Texas Reined Cow Horse Association (STRCHA), the 10th Annual Heritage Days Classic, is an approved NRCHA event.

This year’s event originally scheduled for April was moved back a month, but show management is confident this event will draw a safely distanced crowd. This will be their second year to host the Heritage Days Classic Derby during this show.

There is $15,000 in added money to this year’s Heritage Days Classic Derby. The Bridle Spectacular has $1,500 in added money and the horse show classes have an estimated $5,300 in added money for the weekend.

The Ranch Cutting will be held on Friday night in conjunction with the cow horse derby herd work. This will be a two and a half minute ranch cutting offering cash prizes and the horse’s best moves!

The ranch cutting and herd work on Friday will start settling the herd at 12 pm. Saturday will begin at 8 am in Arena 1 and 9 am in Arena 2 and run throughout the day until completed. Sunday will be kicked off with a church service by Bary Clower at 8 am and the horse show starting at 8:30 am in Arena 1 and 9 am in Arena 2.

The Heritage Days Classic prides itself on benefitting the youth of Texas. The show began with the help of Brian Sumrall, who aimed to promote the diversity of a good working horse while supporting charity.

Fifty percent of the proceeds from the show will go to the Equestrian Program at Still Creek Christian School in Bryan, Texas. The school and equestrian program are designed for youth coming from crisis situations to have a safe and healthy family environment. They have found that the care, education and friendships created through horses helps the youth to overcome other challenges in their life.

Join us for a weekend full of fun and great horses! Registration closes May 18th. Enter at TheHeritageDays.com.

**Start times are subject to change, check with show office for details**

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