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2023 Dates and Schedule

The 2023 Western Heritage Classic will take place May 11-14, 2023.

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

*2023 Schedule *

2023 Schedule of Events

Tuesday, May 9th

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

Wednesday, May 10th

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 11th

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. RV Move-In

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Bit & Spur Show - (AEL 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 - (AEP Texas Big Country Hall & Capital Farm Credit Display Building)

4:00 p.m. - RHAA Sponsor Party (First Financial Pavilion)

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

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

Friday, May 12th

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 - (AEP 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 - (AEP Texas 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)

Saturday, May 13th

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 - (AEP Texas 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 - (AEL Round Building & Modern Living Mall)

7:30 a.m. – 12 Noon Children’s Activities- (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 Race World Finals • (Southeast Grounds)

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 14th

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

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