One week from today, the National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic kicks off at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colo.!
The event, which begins Wednesday, May 1 and continues through Sunday, May 5, is one of the NRCHA's signature shows for 4- and 5-year-old reined cow horses. It boasts $45,000 in added money, with an estimated payout of more than $141,000!
Besides the spotlight limited age event for hackamore horses, the Hackamore Classic features the Shining Lil Nic Bridle Spectacular and TWO full days of NRCHA-approved horse show classes on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5. The Saturday show also offers AQHA-approved cow horse classes.
Now in its second year at the charming Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, the Hackamore Classic showcases the second stage of traditional vaquero cow horse training. Great finesse is required to guide a horse through herd work, rein work and fence work using only a hackamore, a bitless bridle made up of a braided rawhide noseband called a bosal, and a closed mecate rein, usually of braided horse hair.