Horse Show Exhibitors

Welcome Horse Show Exhibitors

The State Fair is proud to welcome horse show events back to the historic Fair Park Coliseum! The sections below will contain useful information about entering and participating in horse show events at the State Fair when that information becomes available in the spring. Be sure to bookmark this page and visit it often as updates are made regularly.

Essential Forms and Information

2022 Schedule Animal Health Unloading Map

AQHA Show  |   August 6-7, 2022 

The American Quarter Horse is one of the most versatile horses in the world. This breed of horse is loyal, responsive, agile, hardworking and the most willing teammate to his rider. From western pleasure to jumping, horse racing to working cattle, this breed can do it all. The State Fair American Quarter Horse Show will have both western and English discipline classes, and all ages of exhibitors participating.

AQHA Schedule

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Flyers and Forms

2022 AQHA Entry Form
2022 AQHA Stall Form
AQHA Show Schedule
Equestrian Indemnity Release 2022
2022 IRS W9
Horse Show Map 2022
AQHA Summer Spectacular 22 Flyer
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RSNC Ranch Sorting   |   August 12 – 14, 2022 

Ranch sorting is a western equestrian sport that evolved from full branding, doctoring, or transport. Ranch sorting is an event that pits a team of two riders on horseback against the clock. Teamwork is the key with both riders working in harmony to cut out the correct cattle and drive them to the pen while keeping the wrong numbered cattle back. There are several variations of ranch sorting, but all require sorting the cattle from one pen to the other in the correct order. 

Ranch Sorting Schedule

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Ranch Sorting Perks

· $25,000 in added money 
· Fresh cattle
· Double participation
· Double point show
· 50% payback
· State Fair of Texas buckles and prizes in all classes 

Flyers and Forms

Download Flyer
Indemnity-Release
Equine W9
Maps

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Donkey & Mule Shows |   August 20 – 21, 2022 

To know “Long Ears” is to LOVE them! 

The donkey and mule shows are an opportunity to show off the qualities and abilities of the lesser-known species of the equine world. Donkeys, mules, and miniature donkeys will be shown in halter, showmanship, trail, driving, western classes, and speed events. 

Come enjoy the 2022 State Fair of Texas Donkey, Mule, and Miniature Donkey Shows and get to know these special breeds. 

Donkey & Mule Show Schedule

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Donkey & Mule Perks

· Paybacks in classes
· Western performance, speed events, and driving classes for adults and youth
· Awards
· Air-conditioned coliseum

Flyers and Forms

Donkey and Mule Show Entry Form
Show Rules
Equestrian Indemnity Release 2022
2022 IRS W9
Horse Show Map 2022
Donkey and Mule Show Flyer

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Women’s Breakaway Roping   |   August 27, 2022 

Women’s Breakaway roping is one of the fastest events in rodeo today. Top notch women riding elite equine athletes must start at a standstill, backed up in the roping box and launch their horse into a run in the hopes of roping a squirrely calf shooting out a chute that has been given a head start. The calf is roped and at the same time, the 1200-pound horse that was just going full-speed must now stop. When the horse stops, the rope “breaks away” from the rider’s saddle horn while the calf continues to run. The clock is stopped at that point. The incredible part about this event is the fact most competitive ropers can do all of that in under three seconds.

Women's Breakaway Roping Schedule

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Flyers and Forms

For entry, the State Fair of Texas has partnered with NexGen Rodeo app to accept all your entry. If you have an iPhone, click here for a link to the app store. If you have an android device, click here for a link to the Google Play store.

Women’s Breakaway Rules
Equestrian Indemnity Release 2022
2022 IRS W9
Horse Show Map 2022
Women’s Breakaway Roping Flyer

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Barrels   |   August 28, 2022 

Barrel Racing is an event where the horse and rider make a series of sharp turns around three barrels in a cloverleaf pattern, with the fastest time wins. Time begins as the rider enters the arena and crosses the starting line at a high speed. The rider can decide whether to go to the left or the right barrel first. Upon completion of the cloverleaf pattern at the farthest barrel from the starting line, the rider runs back to the starting line at full speed to stop the clock. If a barrel racer or their horse hits a barrel and knocks it over there is a time penalty of five seconds, which usually will result in a time too slow to win. Barrel racing horses not only need to be fast, but also strong, agile, and intelligent. Strength and agility are needed to maneuver the course in as little distance as possible. A horse that is able to “hug the barrels” as well as maneuver the course quickly and accurately follow commands, will be a horse with consistently fast times.

Barrels

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Flyers and Forms

For entry, the State Fair of Texas has partnered with NexGen Rodeo app to accept all your entry. If you have an iPhone, click here for a link to the app store. If you have an android device, click here for a link to the Google Play store.

Barrel Race Rules
Equestrian Indemnity Release 2022
2022 IRS W9
Horse Show Map 2022
5D Barrel Race Flyer

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Youth Rodeo  |   September 2, 2022 

Taking center stage on Friday, September 2, youth from across the Lone Star State will compete in the State Fair of Texas Youth Rodeo. Boys and girls will compete for State Fair of Texas Rodeo Championship buckles and Scholarships. Rodeo events include Breakaway Roping, Goat Touching, Barrel and Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Ribbon Roping, Calf Touching, Team Roping, and Tie Down Roping. See what the future of rodeo looks like, up close and personal!

Youth Rodeo

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Flyers and Forms

For entry, the State Fair of Texas has partnered with NexGen Rodeo app to accept all your entry. If you have an iPhone, click here for a link to the app store. If you have an android device, click here for a link to the Google Play store.

Youth Rodeo Rules
Equestrian Indemnity Release 2022
2022 IRS W9
Horse Show Map 2022
Youth Rodeo Flyer

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Arabian |   September 4 – 5, 2022 

One of the most elegant and beautiful breeds of horses. Arabians most identifiable characteristics is its finely chiseled head, dished face, long arching neck and high tail carriage. Its appearance exudes energy, intelligence and nobility. In historical times, the Arabian horse measured a man’s wealth by ownership. Arabians today, display their athletic talents in a variety of disciplines from English to Western. Their superior endurance and stamina enable them to consistently win competitive trail and endurances rides.

Arabian Schedule

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Flyers and Forms

Entry forms, flyers, and rules for each event will be posted as soon as they become available.

Download Flyer
Equestrian Indemnity Release 2022
2022 IRS W9
Horse Show Map 2022

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VIP Team Roping   |  September 9 – 11, 2022

Team Roping is a timed event in which two mounted contestants attempt to rope and stop a 500-700 pound steer. The ropers wait on each side of a steer chute. The first roper (header) begins behind a rope barrier to give the steer a head start. If the header leaves too soon and breaks the barrier, it is a 10-second penalty. The header chases the steer and ropes either both horns, the head and one horn, or the neck. The header “dallies” his rope (wraps it around the saddle horn one or more times) and rides to the left, towing the steer behind his horse while the heeler ropes both hind legs. If one of the steer’s feet comes free, there is a five-second penalty. Time stops when both riders face each other with tight ropes. The fastest time wins. 

Team Roping Schedule

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Team Roping Perks

· Saddle to high point of each #8.5 & #9.5
· Buckle through 3rd and cash for 1st in average
· Cash and prizes for 2nd-5th 
· Air-conditioned Coliseum 

Flyers and Forms

For entry, the State Fair of Texas has partnered with NexGen Rodeo app to accept all your entry. If you have an iPhone, click here for a link to the app store. If you have an android device, click here for a link to the Google Play store.

Download Flyer
Equestrian Indemnity Release 2022
2022 IRS W9
Horse Show Map 2022

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Need more information?

Contact Patty Poe
Horse Show Coordinator
817-371-7727

Horse Show Office Mailing Address
P.O. Box 150009
Dallas, TX 75315

Telephone
(214) 421-8810
(214) 421-8723

Horse Show Office Physical Address
1403 Washington Street
Dallas, TX 75210