Top 5 Professionals from NRCHA, NCHA and NRHA Standings Each Advance to The American Performance Horseman at Globe Life Field

Making its debut during The American Western Weekend at Globe Life Field, The American Performance Horseman will feature the Top 5 professionals from the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA), National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) and National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) standings on Friday, March 10, 2023.

For the first time ever, the top five year-end money earning professionals from the NRCHA, NCHA and the NRHA will come together at the 42,000-seat Globe Life Field competing for $1,000,000 in prize money. The competitive exhibition format will fuse the elements of history and competition in an ode to the past, present, and future of western performance horse sports.

The unprecedented team concept will see five teams of three athletes, alongside some of the most well-known and respected Quarter Horses in the industry. Each team will consist of a Reiner, Reined Cow Horse professional and Cutting professional. The evening’s fast-paced exhibition competition will begin with the Cutting, then move into the Reining pattern and close out with the Reined Cow Horse athletes.

The Top 5 qualifying NRCHA athletes who will represent the reined cow horse industry at the inaugural event include Sarah Dawson (Perrin, Texas), Lee Deacon (Marietta, Oklahoma), Justin Wright (Santa Maria, California), Chris Dawson (Perrin, Texas) and Corey Cushing (Weatherford, Texas).

The Top 5 qualifying NCHA athletes who will represent the cutting horse community on March 10 include Adan Banuelos (Weatherford, Texas), Austin Shepard (Summerdale, Alabama), Lloyd Cox (Marietta, Oklahoma), Wesley Galyean (Claremore, Oklahoma) and Lindy Thorn (Claremore, Oklahoma).

The Top 5 qualifying open NRHA athletes who will represent the sport of reining at the inaugural event include Shawn Flarida (Springfield, Ohio), Andrea Fappani (Scottsdale, Arizona), Casey Deary(Weatherford, Texas), Fernando Salgado (Gainesville, Texas) and Matt Mills (Weatherford, Texas).

For fans wanting to make this one-of-a-kind weekend even more memorable, a variety of VIP and premium offerings are available for both The American Performance Horseman at 6:45 p.m. CST on Friday, March 10 and The American Rodeo at 5:45 p.m. CST on Saturday, March 11. Guests can enjoy exclusive dining and cocktail options, field-side VIP seating, commemorative credentials, floor access during concerts, exclusive photo opportunities and much more throughout the weekend.

For more information or to purchase VIP and premium experiences for The American Rodeo, eventgoers can visit www.americanrodeo.com/tickets. Those interested in purchasing a table for The American Performance Horseman or learning more about the unique offerings available, can email [email protected].