How do I enter the show?
Entry applications are accepted 2 (two) different ways:
- Online Entry (payment by credit card with a 4% processing fee)
- Submit entry by mail or in person. These entry applications must be completed in-full, signed and mailed with proper fees by cash, check or money order. Credit cards WILL NOT be accepted for entry related fees submitted in person or by mail.
Both entry applications can be found under Horse Show Entry Applications on this website.
What are the entry closing deadlines?
The entry deadline is November 15. Late Entries will be accepted with a penalty until December 30. Late entries will NOT be accepted after December 30. Refer to the Horse Premium List for more details.
Can I bring my own feed and shavings?
Exhibitors may bring enough feed and bedding to accommodate their own animals. Feed and bedding can be purchased at the Horse Show Stall Office or the Feed Office in Cattle 4 and delivered to the exhibitor’s stall.
Do I need to have health papers on my animals?
Yes. All animals entering the Show grounds are required to have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection within 30 days and a negative Coggins test within the past 12 months. Refer to the Animal Health Regulations in the Horse Premium List for requirements on specific classes of animals.
Will I be refunded if I cancel my entry?
Stall rent, show fees, ground passes and parking permits will not be refunded on cancellations made after November 15. Entry Fees will be refunded, provided cancellation is received in writing by 9 a.m. two days before scheduled class time. Cancellations are accepted by mail or in person in the Stock Show’s main office located in the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall or through the online form under Horse Show Entry Applications.
Can I substitute a horse not entered in the Show for a horse already entered?
Substitution of a horse not entered in the Show for a horse entered, within the same department, will be allowed until December 30. Any substitution after this date will be subject to a $50 charge for each horse and must be made not later than NOON the day preceding judging. Once an animal has been shown, substitutions will not be allowed. Once a horse is substituted, the original horse may not be shown. Substitutions and changes of ownership accepted by mail, in person in the Stock Show Main Office located in the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall building or submitted through the online form under Horse Show Entry Applications.
Can I change the ownership of a horse entered in the Show?
A change of ownership/lessee will require a current copy of the registration/lease papers from the breed association showing the new owner/lessee and must be accompanied by a $50 charge for each horse. Horses entered in the Show by the late entry deadline, December 30, may have the name of the owner changed up until not later than NOON the day preceding judging.
How do I add classes or make class changes from what I originally entered?
A horse entered in the Show may be entered in additional classes or change classes until December 30. After this date, a charge of $15 will be made for each added class/class change. This charge is in addition to the stated entry fees for each class. All added classes/class changes must be made not later than NOON the day preceding judging. Added classes and class changes are accepted by mail or in person in the Stock Show’s main office located in the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall or through the online form under Horse Show Entry Applications.
Can I “late enter” my horse after the entry deadline?
Late entries will be accepted after the entry deadline (Nov. 15) provided exhibitor pays appropriate late show fee (please refer to Special Rules for each department in the Horse Premium List). Any entry postmarked after November 15 will be considered late and must pay appropriate fee. All late entries must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight December 30. Late entries will NOT be accepted after this date.
How do premiums get paid out?
Premiums will be paid as outlined in each department. Premiums offered by the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show will be paid as soon as they can be properly processed after the close of the Exposition. Your premium check will be made payable to owner, as indicated on your entry application. Following the completion of the Show, agents will be contacted to obtain a Form W-9 for each owner in which the owner’s premium check is $600 or more. The premium check will not be released until a valid, signed Form W-9 is returned to Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show.