AmerEquine - Festival of the Horse Announces Very Special Equine Events

AmerEquine?Festival of the Horse proudly announces three very special equine events to be held at this year?s inaugural event in Fort Worth.

February 29, 2012 ? AmerEquine-Festival of the Horse proudly announces three very special equine events to be held at this year’s inaugural event in Fort Worth, TX. They include Craig Cameron’s “Cowtown Challenge Extreme Cowboy Association National Championship”; “Chase the Equine Dream”? with Chase Dodd; and ?The World’s Most Beautiful Horse World Championship” presented by Dennis Auslam. All three special events will take place June 1-3 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in historic downtown Fort Worth.

Cowtown Challenge Extreme Cowboy Association National Championship:
The nationally popular Extreme Cowboy Race? was created by the “Original Extreme Cowboy,” Craig Cameron. Cameron is known throughout the U.S. as the “Cowboy’s Clinician.” He is one of the finest horsemen in the country and has achieved great recognition and prominence for his reputation of being a true cowboy. Craig is a member of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Culver Riding Academy Hall of Fame. He has taken the Extreme Cowboy Race all across the country with the Extreme Cowboy Association. The EXCA is designed for riders of all levels to participate in and enjoy this rapidly growing equine sport. Numerous divisions will be offered, but space is limited, so get your applications in soon. The deadline is May 1, 2012. Race applications and information are online at

“Chase the Equine Dream”? Challenge with Chase Dodd:
Enter and make your rescued or adopted horse a star! It’s the perfect match: Every horse dreams of having someone to love and care for them and many folks know that their own dream is to have a horse to shower with love and attention. The “Chase the Equine Dream”? Challenge, presented exclusively by Chase Dodd, gives every horse that has ever been rescued or put up for adoption a chance to compete, show off its abilities and skills, and even to make some money. Your horse could make $100.00 in just seven minutes, and they might even share it with you. The entry fee is just one dollar and the rules are simple: Every horse in the competition must have been either rescued or have been up for adoption.

You and your horse will have seven minutes to complete an obstacle course. The unique aspect of the competition is that you will not be competing against each other: you will be trying to beat Chase Dodd. Chase lives on his ranch on Flat Top Mountain in Tennessee where he starts colts and travels across the country holding private clinics to teach people more about their horses and to help them understand the way horses think and move. At AmerEquine, Chase will work with a horse that has never been ridden or saddled for a total of 2.5 hours. He will then compete on that horse. Each one of the ten horse and rider teams that beats Chase will earn $100, donated by Chase’s sponsors. To apply, go to

The World’s Most Beautiful Horse World Championship:
AmerEquine and acclaimed professional trainer Dennis Auslam will present a special competition to crown the most beautiful horse in the world. Could the title be awarded to your horse? This competition?open to all breeds and all horse owners worldwide?is based solely on beauty & graceful movement!

The contest has three rounds: (1) To enter the preliminary competition, submit a simple application and photo of your horse. All horses entered will be shown online where the public can vote through April 30, 2012. (2) Semi-finalists will be selected by an equal weight of non-professional dignitary judges and public votes. Then, at AmerEquine, each semi-finalist will have an arena introduction, walk-through and photo pause. The judges and audience will choose six finalists. (3) The top six finalists will compete in a five-minute freestyle championship performance. The winner will be selected by dignitary judges and audience applause. Entry Fee for the preliminary competition is $10. If you are selected to be in the top 50 to compete in the semi-finals, the fee is an additional $50. Prizes to be announced.

Whether you compete in these very special events or simply observe, there is something for everyone at AmerEquine-Festival of the Horse.

Tickets to AmerEquine-Festival of the Horse will be available online March 1st at Tickets are priced to offer affordable world-class equine education, award-winning musical entertainment, and wholesome fun for the entire family.

For more information, including presenter and performer bios, sponsors, marketplace exhibitors, accommodations, and much more, trot on over to AmerEquine’s beautiful website. And, when you’re out on the cyber range, you can catch AmerEquine at a gallop on Facebook and Twitter.

About AmerEquine:
AmerEquine-Festival of the Horse is a three-day spectacular featuring clinics, seminars, and presentations by leading equine professionals; a marketplace with a wide range of high-quality products and services for all equestrian and Western lifestyles; a showcase of horse breeds and equestrian disciplines; and a musical festival featuring internationally acclaimed artists who share a deep connection to the horse and its culture. The event will take place June 1-3, 2012, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, Texas.

AmerEquine is generously supported by Acco Feeds, American Competitive Trail Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Association, Ariat International, California Horsetrader, Equine Network, Farnam, Warren Hellman, Horse Illustrated,,, Nutramax Laboratories, Inc., Nutrena, Orthoflex Saddleworks, Inc., Platinum Performance, Ride Now Tour, Saddle Up Clothing Company, Spalding Laboratories, Tony De Costa Photography, USRider, Western Horseman, and Wrangler. Equine adoption and horse rescue partners include Unwanted Horse Coalition and Front Range Equine Rescue.

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