Road to the Horse 2021 is Coming to Cowtown Coliseum!

Road to the Horse 2021 is Coming to Cowtown Coliseum!

Stockyards Heritage Development Co. is pleased to announce Road to the Horse 2021 will take place inside the Cowtown Coliseum, located at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards from March 25 – March 28, 2021. Road to the Horse strives to entertain and educate fans about the art of natural horsemanship.

Across four intense days of competition, Road to the Horse challenges the world’s best equestrians to build a partnership with an untrained 3-year-old American Quarter Horse. Fans witness the entire journey, from colt selection to the final obstacle challenge. Road to the Horse features a $100,000 purse and competitors battle for horsemanship’s most coveted title.

General admission tickets to attend the Road to the Horse 2021 are $130 for adults and children. All tickets can be purchased at the Coliseum Box Office or online here.

WHEN:
March 25, 2021 – March 28, 2021 | Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION:
Cowtown Coliseum
121 East Exchange Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76164

 

 

ABOUT MULE ALLEY:
Mule Alley is a carefully curated collection of restaurants, entertainment venues, shops, heritage brands, and creative workplaces located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. As part of one of the most iconic travel destinations in the country, the new Mule Alley project transcends typical development and brings an area in the district that was once vibrant back to life. After six years of planning, Stockyards Heritage Development Co. set out to revive the 108-year-old original horse and mule barns into an iconic destination shopping and dining district. Mule Alley features legacy stores and restaurants including Shake Shack, Lucchese Bootmaker, Provender Hall, MB Mercantile, Cowtown Winery, Biscuit Bar, Wrangler, King Ranch Saddle Shop, and Proper Supply Co. The district is set to welcome additional tenants in the upcoming months, including Sidesaddle Rodeo, Second Rodeo Brewing, and many more. Marriott Autograph Collection resort, Hotel Drover is coming to Mule Alley in March 2021. For more information visit mulealleyfortworth.com and keep up to date on social media by following @mulealley.

ABOUT STOCKYARDS HERITAGE DEVELOPMENT CO.:
Stockyards Heritage Development Co. is a partnership between nationally recognized developer Majestic Realty Co. and Fort Worth’s Hickman Investments. Created with the intention of thoughtfully reimagining the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, the company is dedicated to preserving the National Historic District legacy while elevating it with experiences for locals and visitors from abroad. Accomplished through a public/private partnership with the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, the project’s first phase, Mule Alley, broke ground in the fall of 2018 to include the renovation of the destination’s historic, 108-year-old horse and mule barns into a street of curated shops, restaurants, retail, and office spaces. The project also includes a four-star Autograph Collection hotel and rustic resort, Hotel Drover, which is set to open in March 2021.

ABOUT COWTOWN COLISEUM:
Managed by Stockyards Heritage Development Co., Cowtown Coliseum is the premier rodeo and entertainment facility in Texas. The Coliseum was built in 1908 and has a rich history of hosting legendary entertainers like rock and roll icon Elvis Presley, opera singer Enrico Caruso, and the Russian Ballet. The historic Coliseum has been home to a number of firsts in the rodeo world. It was the site of the first night horse show in the United States, the world’s first indoor rodeo, and the world’s first live radio broadcast of a rodeo. The Coliseum has also been the backdrop in numerous movies, television shows, and music videos, and Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter have both walked the hallowed halls of the historic facility.

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THE 2021 RFD-TV AMERICAN RODEO SEMI-FINALS SET TO TAKE PLACE AT THE HISTORIC FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS COWTOWN COLISEUM BEGINNING FEBRUARY 25th.

World’s Richest Weekend in Western Sports to Host Over 700 Contestants Competing For Grand Money Prizes In Seven Western Events

WHAT: The 2021 RFD-TV American Rodeo, presented by Durango Boots, is returning for its eighth year featuring Slack and the Semi-Finals from February 25 – March 5, 2021, hosted inside the Cowtown Coliseum, located at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. The American is now “the world’s richest weekend in Western Sports,” paying out $2.35 million to top rodeo athletes through a series of qualifiers around the country, Semi-Finals, and the final event, RFD-TV’s The American Rodeo at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on March 6 and 7. 

Prior to the main event, the American Rodeo Semi-Finals will be held at the Cowtown Coliseum, located inside the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, from February 25 to March 5, 2021 and will host approximately 700 contestants competing in seven western skills including barrel racing, breakaway roping, rough stock, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, team roping, and tie-down roping. Any contestant who advances to The American and out-rides or out-ropes the sport’s superstars is eligible for an additional $1 million bonus. In addition to the competition inside Cowtown Coliseum, fans will be able to enjoy the FanZone in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards featuring live music,  demonstrations, food trucks, and the below:

  • The American Rodeo Slack & Semi Finals:

    • Slack – February 25-March 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily

    • Semi Finals – March 3-5, 6 p.m.

    • Cowtown Coliseum

    • An 11-day rodeo competition that kicks its eighth year in the historic Cowtown Coliseum

  • Cowtown Marketplace in the Stockyards: 

    • February 25-March 7, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

    • Mule Alley | Exchange Lawn

    • Enjoy exhibits featuring Texas-made goods, arts and crafts, and one-of-a-kind finds.

  • The American Rodeo Tailgate Party:

    • February 25-March 6

    • Cowboy Channel Lawn

    • Enjoy all the best highlights from The American Rodeo Semi-Finals and Finals competitions, plus live music, broadcast, giveaways, and more.

General admission tickets to attend the 2021 American Rodeo Semi-Finals at the Cowtown Coliseum start at $10. All tickets can be purchased at the Coliseum Box Office or online here.  

WHEN: The American Rodeo Semi-Finals: February 25, 2021 – March 5, 2021

LOCATION:

Cowtown Coliseum
121 East Exchange Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76164

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Mule Alley is a carefully curated collection of restaurants,entertainment venues, shops, heritage brands, and creative workplaces located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. As part of one of the most iconic travel destinations in the country, the new Mule Alley project transcends typical development and brings an area in the district that was once vibrant back to life. After six years of planning, Stockyards Heritage Development Co. set out to revive the 108-year-old original horse and mule barns into an iconic destination shopping and dining district. Mule Alley features legacy stores and restaurants including Shake Shack, Lucchese Bootmaker, Provender Hall, MB Mercantile, Cowtown Winery, Biscuit Bar, Wrangler, King Ranch Saddle Shop, and Proper Supply Co. The district is set to welcome additional tenants in the upcoming months, including Sidesaddle Rodeo, Second Rodeo Brewing, and many more. Marriott Autograph Collection resort, Hotel Drover is coming to Mule Alley in March 2021. For more information visit mulealleyfortworth.com and keep up to date on social media by following @mulealley.

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The executive committee of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo (FWSSR) voted unanimously yesterday to cancel the 2021 Show scheduled for January 15 through February 6.

“This is a heartbreaking decision for our leadership and was not made lightly,” said Stock Show President and General Manager, Brad Barnes. “We wanted to find a way to safely hold a Show for our 1.2 million guests, exhibitors and competitors. Unfortunately, the challenges we face to create practical and enforceable protocols and procedures to comply with COVID-19 guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are extremely daunting. The uncertainty of the virus potential spread across Texas and the nation during the upcoming flu season was another major factor weighing on our decision.”

More than 30,000 animals are typically exhibited in 3,770 classes for horses, livestock, poultry, rabbits and ag mechanics in addition to approximately 2,300 participants in the art contest, judging contests, rodeos and many other competitions and exhibitions. Each event and competition – from the FWSSR PRORODEO Tournament to the Youth Poultry Show, Carnival Midway and all others – represents what’s unique and important for every participant and guest. Consequently, the decision was made to cancel all FWSSR events and features as opposed to allowing some to be held at the expense of others.

Daily Stock Show attendance can exceed 140,000 people that crowd into buildings at the Will Rogers Memorial Center to see livestock, shop, dine, enjoy the carnival-midway and petting zoo as well as watch the many shows and competitions. Each year exhibitors typically travel from approximately 235 of Texas’ 254 counties and 40 states filling the various barns where they work in close proximity preparing their animals for exhibition. Consultations with infectious disease professionals and public health professionals indicate the Stock Show would rank as a “very high risk” for spread of COVID-19, potentially impacting populations and healthcare systems.

“The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance,” said Tarrant County Public Health Director Vinny Taneja. “We support the Stock Show’s executive committee in making this difficult decision.”

The only other time a Stock Show was cancelled was 1943 near the height of World War II.

“Today we’re in another war with an enemy that’s invisible and quite deadly,” said Barnes. “We feel a responsibility to be proactive, in order that COVID-19 is brought under control sooner rather than later. For fans of Fort Worth’s oldest and largest public event, our common goal is to help bring the pandemic to an end so future Stock Show’s won’t be in jeopardy.”

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