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Yellowstone’s Taylor Sheridan Selected for Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame

Western performance horse enthusiast and co-creator of the hit series Yellowstone, Taylor Sheridan, will be inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

The Texas native will be joined in the 2021 Hall of Fame class by racing Quarter Horse breeder Bobby Cox, Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame founder Bobby Kerr, Western apparel businessman Keith Maddox, and rodeo couple Stran and Jennifer Smith. The 2021 Spirit of Texas Award recipient will be country music artist Bob Wills.

The induction ceremony will be March 4, 2021, at Billy Bob’s Texas at the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Television & Movies

A native of Cranfills Gap, Texas, Sheridan is a successful actor, director and screenwriter. His current hit is the television series Yellowstone, a modern Western drama that airs on The Paramount Network.

Last year, he debuted The Last Cowboy, a reality show that followed several reining trainers — and their owners, and families — as they prepared for the first-ever million dollar invitational at The Run For A Million horse show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Other projects include the movies Sicario, Hell Or High Water and Wind River.

Western Performance Horse Industry Involvement

Sheridan has been extremely involved in the Western performance horse industry as of late, first as a competitor in reining and then in cutting. He also owns high-caliber reined cow horse contender, Kreyzy Horse, a son of Dual Rey who has earned more than $82,000.

In December, Sheridan is scheduled to emcee an event for the National Cutting Horse Association Foundation. In addition, he and his wife, Nicole, are slated to serve as honorary chairpersons for the Careity Celebrity Cutting, a fundraiser held annually during the NCHA Futurity, for the second year in a row.

All three Western performance disciplines — and industry participants — have played a part in the Yellowstone Series. Most recently, Equi-Stat Elite $38 Million Sire Metallic Cat was filmed for an upcoming appearance. Earlier this year, several reined cow horse trainers appeared on the show alongside actor Kevin Costner.