The Cowgirl Gathering set to premiere in the Fort Worth Stockyards November 13-15, 2020

The inaugural Cowgirl Gathering, hosted by the American Paint Horse Association, is set to make history in the Fort Worth Stockyards November 13-15, 2020.

This weekend takeover of the historic Fort Worth Stockyards highlights cowgirls’ skills in breakaway roping, team roping and barrel racing, while also showcasing exhilarating and engaging female speakers, and much more.

“It’s her heart and soul that makes a cowgirl who she is—determined and fierce and ready to take on the world—and we’re excited to showcase that spirit in the heart and soul of Cowtown this November,” said APHA’s Director of Publications Jessica Hein.

The weekend will kick off with a $2,500 added Open all-girl team roping followed by a $7,500 added #9.5 all-girl team roping in the historic Stockyards Coliseum on Friday, November 13. With two divisions offered and $10,000 added cash, there is sure to be a place for all competitors with huge payouts! Following the all-girl team roping, the Coliseum will host its weekly rodeo with $5,000 added. 

Moving into Saturday, November 14, an $11,500 added Open breakaway and $10,000 added WCRA Challenger breakaway will be under the bright lights of the Coliseum. This event is one of only a select few events that will be fast track qualifiers to the Women’s Rodeo World Championships in 2021, which will payout more than $750,000 to women athletes in 2020. The Cowgirl Gathering Breakaway Roping is poised to be one of the highest paying breakaway ropings in the country. To learn more about the Women’s Rodeo World Championship or the Challenger division, please visit

Crossing the street into the Cowboy Channel Studio, day one of the Cowgirl Essence Exchange kicks off at 9 a.m. Female speakers and performers from across the Western industry are slated—all bringing their unique cowgirl essence! Lindy Burch, Dena Kirkpatrick, Billie Bray, Adrian Brannan, Jessica Haas, and plenty more will provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Day two of the Cowgirl Essence Exchange fires off at 9 a.m. in the Cowboy Channel Studio. LeAnn Hart jump-starts the day followed by Tracy Sheffield, Amy C. Witt, Lari Dee Guy, Donene Taylor, and more. Cowgirls from all walks of life bring the heart and soul of what cowgirl means to them.

Also beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, the Cowgirl Gathering $20,000 Open 5D Barrel Race will be bringing the speed in the Coliseum.

The Cowgirl Gathering is a celebration in the heart of Fort Worth, designed to showcase spectacular, inspirational women from all walks of life who embody the spirit of the American Cowgirl. Whether you are a competitor or just want to experience the spark of that cowgirl essence, the Cowgirl Gathering is your event.

Visit for a full list of speakers, to enter an event, purchase tickets, or for more information. Contact Steven Hayes at (817) 222-6432 or for questions. Follow us on Facebook @cowgirl.gathering2020

About APHA

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded in 1962. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.