NRCHA Hackamore Classic Begins Today

The National Reined Cow Horse Association's signature event for Hackamore Horses, the Hackamore Classic, begins today in Paso Robles, California.The National Reined Cow Horse Association's signature event for Hackamore Horses, the Hackamore Classic, begins today in Paso Robles, California.

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The National Reined Cow Horse Association’s signature event for Hackamore Horses, the Hackamore Classic, begins today in Paso Robles, California.

Slated to run through Sunday, the Hackamore Classic is a specialized event that celebrates the second stage of training for the traditional California Vaquero. In its second year at the California Mid-State Fair Arena, the Hackamore Classic is a fitting showcase of hackamore finesse.

Today’s action features herd work in the Hackamore Classic Non Pro and Open divisions, followed by the Non Pro and Open Bridle Spectacular Herd Work.

Last year’s Hackamore Classic, the first at Paso Robles, was an initial step in establishing Paso Robles as a focal point for reined cow horse competition. Strong support from the Paso Robles community continues in 2005, with the much-appreciated patronage and support of Jack and Phoebe Cook, George and Sue Hearst, Golden Hills Auto Center, Paso Robles Inn and JB Dewar, Inc. Lacey Livestock is also on board as the sponsor of the Bob’s Custom Saddle to be given to the Open Champion.

Plus, exhibitors and fans will be treated to a special complimentary barbecue on Friday evening (April 29), hosted by the California Mid-State Fair Board.

The National Reined Cow Horse Association, the 56-year-old governing body of cow horse competition, is responsible for promoting the sport, insuring high standards of competition and educating members and the public about the history and tradition of the cow horse. Through the support of a Corporate Partner family, the association works to keep the vaquero tradition alive in today’s equine industry. For information on the National Reined Cow Horse Association, call 580-759-4949 or visit the NRCHA Official Web Site at www.nrcha.com.