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2022 Dates and Schedule

The 2022 Western Heritage Classic will take place May 12-15, 2022.

As always please stay tuned to our social media platforms for updates and information as well.

ALL TIMES AND LOCATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY MANAGEMENT

2022 WHC Printable Calendar of Events-Updated 4/5

2022 Schedule

Tuesday, May 10th

8:30 a.m. RHAA Ranch Horse Competition – Preliminary Round (Youth Included) (Taylor Telecom Arena)

Wednesday, May 11th

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. RV Move-In

8:30 a.m. RHAA Ranch Horse Competition – Preliminary Round (Youth Included) (Taylor Telecom Arena)

Thursday, May 12th

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. RV Move-In

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Bit & Spur Show - (Round Building & Modern Living Mall)

8:00 a.m. RHAA Ranch Horse Competition- Semi-Finals (Taylor Telecom Arena)

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.* Trade Show - (Taylor Telecom Arena)

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Food Vendors and Outside Non-Food Vendors Open

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Trade Show - (Big Country Hall & Capital Farm Credit Display Building)

4:00 p.m. RHAA Stallion Spotlight (First Financial Pavilion)

6:30 p.m. Parade - (Downtown Abilene)
-Street Dance immediately following the parade featuring Midnight Blue (Corner of N. 1st and Cypress St.)

8:00 p.m. Cowboy Poetry Under the Stars Sponsored by Frontier Texas - (Chuckwagon Area)

Friday, May 13th

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. RV Move-In (NO MOVE IN after 5 p.m. for safety and efficiency)

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.** Trade Show - (Taylor Telecom Arena)

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Bit & Spur Show - (Round Building & Modern Living Mall)

8:00 a.m. RHAA Ranch Horse Competition Finals & Top 10 Youth RHAA- (Taylor Telecom Arena)

10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Food Vendors and Outside Non-Food Vendors Open

10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Trade Show - (Big Country Hall & Capital Farm Credit Display Building)

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cowboy Music (Outdoor Entertainment Pavilion)

1:00 p.m. Chuckwagon Cookoff - Wagon Authenticity Judging - (Chuckwagon Area)

1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Craig Cameron Horse Clinic - (First Financial Pavilion)

7:00 p.m. Rhinestone Round Up (Guitar Arena)

8:00 p.m. Ranch Rodeo - (Taylor Telecom Arena)

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. BAND TBA - (Outdoor Entertainment Pavilion)

Saturday, May 14th

8:00 a.m. Chuckwagon Cookoff Competition and Judging Sponsored by HEB - (Chuckwagon Area)

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.** Trade Show - (Taylor Telecom Arena)

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Trade Show - (Big Country Hall & Capital Farm Credit Display Building)

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Food Vendors and Outside Non-Food Vendors Open

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Bit & Spur Show - (Round Building & Modern Living Mall)

7:30 a.m. – 12 Noon Children’s Activities- NEW LOCATION (First Financial Pavilion)

7:30 a.m. Packet Pick-Up - All Age Groups

8:45 a.m. Grand Entry & Haney Cannon Stickhorse Rodeo

9:10 a.m. Best Dressed Cowgirl & Cowboy

Immediately following Best Dressed- Rodeo ages 3-4, Rodeo ages 5-6, Rodeo ages 7-9, Steer Dummy Roping

Immediately following the Children’s Activities - “Six White Horse” rides

9:30 a.m. WHC Invitational Ranch Horse Sale- NEW LOCATION (Taylor Telecom Arena)

10:30 a.m. - Noon Roy Cox Cowdog Demonstration (Guitar Arena)

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cowboy Music - (Outdoor Entertainment Pavilion)

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Chuckwagon Cookoff • (Lunch Served) (Chuckwagon Area)

1:00 p.m. Old Time Fiddlers Contest (Capital Farm Credit Display Building)

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Craig Cameron Horse Clinic (First Financial Pavilion)

2:00 p.m. Registration for Matched Horse Races (Southeast Grounds)

3:00 p.m. Chuckwagon Cookoff Results & Awards (Chuckwagon Area)

4:00 p.m. Matched Horse Races • (Southeast Grounds)

Live Music immediately following the races

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Roy Cox Cowdog Demonstration (Guitar Arena)

8:00 p.m. Ranch Rodeo featuring RHAA Shootout Challenge- (Taylor Telecom Arena)

10:00 p.m. Rodeo Champion Awards - (Taylor Telecom Arena)

10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Jake Hooker and the Outsiders – (Outdoor Entertainment Pavilion)

Sunday, May 15th

9:00 a.m. Cowboy Church Service - (Central Texas Farm Credit Tents)


*Conclusion of RHAA Competition or 5 p.m. (Whichever is later)
** Conclusion of Ranch Rodeo


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