About the NRCHA Celebration of Champions
The NRCHA Celebration of Champions is three shows rolled into 10 days of competition.
Although the calendar says 2020, the World Championship portion of the Celebration of Champions marks the official conclusion of the 2019 show season, by determining World and National Champions in 15 different Open and Non Pro divisions. World Championship qualifiers earned an invitation to compete in Fort Worth by qualifying at NRCHA-approved shows last year. The World Championship contestants will show in a preliminary round, with the top 10 in each division advancing to the clean slate finals for a shot at the title.
Other action at the Celebration of Champions includes the NRCHA Tres Osos Cow Horse Classic Derby for 4- and 5-year-old horses; special National High School Rodeo and Collegiate Invitational cow horse classes; and the crowd-pleasing World’s Greatest Horseman, a grueling four-event test of the ultimate cowboy or cowgirl and their cow horse, sponsored by NRCHA Corporate Partner DT Horses and Hashtags. For the second consecutive year, the NRCHA will proudly produce the World’s Greatest Youth Horseman, presented by MARS Equestrian™.
The NRCHA Celebration of Champions offers more than just good watching. Spectators can shop till they drop at the NRCHA Sponsor Showcase throughout the week, or at the Winter Premier Horse Sale, held on Saturday, February 22. And last, but certainly not least, on Friday, February 21, NRCHA National Champions will be recognized and celebrated during the Year End Banquet in the Round Up Inn banquet room at 7:30 p.m.