Saddle up, folks – the State Fair of Texas is proud to announce the return of pre-Fair horse shows leading up to the opening of the 2021 State Fair of Texas. Starting on August 6 and running each weekend prior to the Fair, these shows will take place in the air-conditioned Fair Park Coliseum. Equine exhibitors can now sign up to be the first to know when entries open online at BigTex.com/HorseShows.
The planned pre-Fair horse shows include:
- Team Roping (August 6 – 8, 2021)*
- RSNC Ranch Sorting (August 13 – 15, 2021)*
- NRHA Reining (August 20 – 22, 2021)*
- Barrel Racing (August 27 – 28, 2021)*
- Arabian Show (September 3 – 4, 2021)*
- Donkey and Mule Show (September 11 – 12, 2021)*
* indicates planned dates that are subject to change, depending on several variables relating to COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information, visit BigTex.com/HorseShows.
Similar to the planning for the 2021 State Fair of Texas, the health and safety of everyone involved remains the top priority. The horse shows will have health and safety precautionary measures in place, such as face mask requirements, social distancing, and increased availability of hand sanitizing stations. All protocols will adhere to local, state, and federal government and health agencies’ guidelines.
Equine exhibitors can expect the entry process to open by mid-summer. For more information on the equine shows, and to sign up for the newsletter, visit BigTex.com/HorseShows. All updates and resources needed will be made available on this webpage, so make sure you bookmark the page. The 2021 State Fair of Texas will run Friday, September 24, 2021, through Sunday, October 17, 2021.