All qualifiers must attend two RHAA-sanctioned shows to be eligible to compete at the RHAA National Finals.
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2023 RHAA National Finals

May 9, 2023 - May 12, 2023

2023 RHAA National Finals

May 9-12, 2023

Taylor Telecom Arena at the Taylor County Expo Center

Abilene, Texas

Join us as we watch some of the best ranch horses in the industry compete for championship titles! Over the course of four days, the RHAA will proudly showcase these real-deal ranch horses and riders at the event of the season – the Western Heritage Classic. We hope to see you there!

Keep reading for details and changes to the event and entry process.

Click here to see 2022-2023 National Finals Qualifiers – updated 4/19/23



  • The pattern for the prelims will be posted to the website on May 5.
  • Draws will be posted by May 5 end of day due to software updates.
  • Check-in will be from 12-7 p.m. on Monday in Taylor Telecom Arena. We’ll check Coggins and you’ll receive your back number, invoice, and stall assignment. Shavings can be purchased in the stall office in First Financial Pavilion and will be delivered to your stall(s).
  • If you’re traveling from out of state, please remember to bring health papers. All horses, however, will need a current Coggins.
  • No dogs allowed on facility grounds.


** Remember: Per RHAA rules, you must compete in at least two sanctioned events to be eligible to enter the National Finals. If you do not attend at least two shows (same horse/rider combination) before the National Finals, your entry will not be accepted.


Schedule of Events

Tuesday, May 9

Preliminary Round – 8:00 a.m. – Novice BDBD, BDBD, Wrangler, Cowboy. RHAA PATTERN 1

Wednesday, May 10

Preliminary Round continued – 8:00 a.m. – Ranch Hand, Junior, Senior, Junior Youth, Senior Youth. RHAA PATTERN 1

Thursday, May 11

Semifinals – 8:00 a.m. – All classes. Top percentages of each class will advance to the Semi Finals. The percentage scale is to be determined based on class size.

RHAA Member Social – 7:00 p.m. – First Financial Pavilion. Join us for a friendly get-together, including music and giveaways!

Friday, May 12

Finals – 8:00 a.m. – All classes. Top 35 RHAA Finalists & Top 10 Youth RHAA Finalists. Awards ceremony to follow.


Thank you, and we can’t wait to see you in Abilene! 


May 9, 2023
May 12, 2023