Western Heritage Classic

Western Heritage Classic May 11 - 14, 2017 - tickets on sale, April 2017

THE IDEA THAT STARTED WITH A FEW COWBOYS GATHERING TO HAVE SOME FUN AND SHOW OFF WHAT THEY DO FOR A LIVING HAS TURNED INTO A SPECTACULAR THREE-DAY EVENT HELD IN MAY ANNUALLY AND IS ENJOYED BY THOUSANDS OF WESTERN HERITAGE ENTHUSIASTS. In 1985, a few local cowboys formed teams to compete in authentic ranch activities that involved a scoring system used to determine who was the best working ranch. It was an event that not only challenged the participants but it drew a crowd and established a way to support a local charity. Long before the name Western Heritage Classic was recognized, the ranch rodeo competition included five events – bronc riding, wild cow milking, team penning, team roping and calf branding. Points accumulated over a two-day period. The same format is still followed today. As the event began to grow, organizers set a goal to build a prestigious event that would preserve western heritage traditions. Activities during the annual event are designed to embody the essence of cowboy lifestyle and history. Everything that happens during the three-day event ties back to the cowboy heritage and "the way it was" back on the ranch generations ago. Today, the Western Heritage Classic is recognized internationally. Held on the grounds of the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, Texas, the three-day weekend event's showcase is the Ranch Rodeo; though it offers many activities that feature western interests as well as history. These activities include: the World's Largest Bit & Spur Show, a Chuckwagon Cookoff, Matched Horse Races, Children's Stickhorse Rodeo, Cowboy Poets & Western Artisans, Ranch Horse Clinics, Western Trade Show, a Western Gala, the Rhinestone Round-Up, a Ranch Horse Sale, the World Finals RHAACompetition, and a giant Western Parade. All of these events add to the wide range that the Western Heritage Classic offers spectators each year.

Happy Thanksgiving!
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

#Flashback to the 2016 Western Heritage Classic Ranch Rodeo Matthews/Nail Ranch.
11/22/2019

#Flashback to the 2016 Western Heritage Classic Ranch Rodeo Matthews/Nail Ranch.

2020 Western Heritage Classic will take place on May 7 - 10th! Who's ready for another year of the Matched Horse Races! ...
11/13/2019

2020 Western Heritage Classic will take place on May 7 - 10th! Who's ready for another year of the Matched Horse Races! #WesternWednesday #WHC #AbileneTexas

Western Heritage Classic
11/11/2019

Western Heritage Classic

Western Heritage Classic's cover photo
11/11/2019

Western Heritage Classic's cover photo

Thank you to all the Veterans who have served and continue to serve our country.
11/11/2019

Thank you to all the Veterans who have served and continue to serve our country.

💥💥Mark your calendars💥💥 for May 7-10, 2020❗️The 36th Annual Western Heritage Classic will be back at the Taylor County E...
11/01/2019

💥💥Mark your calendars💥💥 for May 7-10, 2020❗️The 36th Annual Western Heritage Classic will be back at the Taylor County Expo Center! 🤠#188Days

10/29/2019
#ThrowbackThursday to the 2016 Western Heritage Classic Ranch Rodeo!
10/24/2019

#ThrowbackThursday to the 2016 Western Heritage Classic Ranch Rodeo!

Flashback to 2016 Western Heritage Classic Ranch Rodeo! Don't forget to mark your calendars for the 2020 Western Heritag...
10/18/2019

Flashback to 2016 Western Heritage Classic Ranch Rodeo! Don't forget to mark your calendars for the 2020 Western Heritage Classic which will take place May 7 - 10, 2020!

Taylor County Expo Center
10/17/2019

Taylor County Expo Center

Watching the roof go up on the building was fun, but these pictures....WOW! Thank you to Lee Lewis Construction for taking and sharing these photos with us!

Governor’s Office report: Travel spending grows in Abilene
10/17/2019
Governor’s Office report: Travel spending grows in Abilene

Governor’s Office report: Travel spending grows in Abilene

ABILENE, Texas (News Release) — The Office of the Governor, Economic Development & Tourism has released its 2018 data for Texas Travel Industry Impact by Metro Statistical Area, and Abilene’s e…

Taylor County Expo Center
09/16/2019

Taylor County Expo Center

Exciting things happening! Eight loads of steel for the new equestrian/livestock show arena have arrived. Steel will start going up next week and plans indicate all steel will be erected by December 1, 2019!! Lee Lewis Construction

09/11/2019
Ag 101
07/25/2019

Ag 101

Ag101 has failed to give proper credit to the photographer of this photo! Ms. Hannah Wine has graciously allowed us to use her photograph to help relay the importance of agricultural education. Thanks again to Ms. Hannah Wine!

05/27/2019
Devin Sisk Photography is the Official Photographer of the Western Heritage Classic! To order your pictures today, pleas...
05/23/2019
Devin Sisk Photography

Devin Sisk Photography is the Official Photographer of the Western Heritage Classic! To order your pictures today, please use the link below!
https://devinsiskphotography.com/#/page/home/

Welcome to the Download Dock. If you have an image key number, please enter it and click submit. You will then be able to download the image.

Only 10 Chuckwagon Cookoff aprons are available. To purchase your Chuckwagon Cookoff aprons today please contact us at 3...
05/21/2019

Only 10 Chuckwagon Cookoff aprons are available. To purchase your Chuckwagon Cookoff aprons today please contact us at 325-677-4376. $17 per apron.

Thank you Encana Corporation for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!
05/21/2019

Thank you Encana Corporation for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!

05/19/2019

Thank you Yellowhouse Machinery Co for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!

Thank you Guitar Ranches for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!
05/19/2019

Thank you Guitar Ranches for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!

Thank you Windham Cattle Company for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!
05/19/2019

Thank you Windham Cattle Company for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!

Thank you Encana Corporation for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!
05/18/2019

Thank you Encana Corporation for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!

Thank you Lawrence Hall Chevrolet Buick GMC for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!
05/18/2019

Thank you Lawrence Hall Chevrolet Buick GMC for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!

Thank you Lee Lewis Construction for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!
05/18/2019

Thank you Lee Lewis Construction for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!

Thank you Pro View Global Digital Surveillance for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!
05/17/2019

Thank you Pro View Global Digital Surveillance for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!

Rafter R Ranch is proud to support the Western Heritage Classic.  Rafter R is a breeding and training facility specializ...
05/17/2019
Rafterrranchllc

Rafter R Ranch is proud to support the Western Heritage Classic. Rafter R is a breeding and training facility specializing in cutting horses. To see more about Rafter R, visit our page Rafter R Ranch or our website www.rafterrabilene.com

Thank you Lee Lewis Construction for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!
05/17/2019

Thank you Lee Lewis Construction for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!

Yellowhouse Machinery Co is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic! https://yellowhouse.us/
05/16/2019

Yellowhouse Machinery Co is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!
https://yellowhouse.us/

Thank you NextEra Energy Services for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!
05/16/2019

Thank you NextEra Energy Services for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!

Thank you Ben E Keith Beverages Budweiser for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!
05/16/2019

Thank you Ben E Keith Beverages Budweiser for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!

Thank you NextEra Energy Services for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!
05/16/2019

Thank you NextEra Energy Services for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!

***Save the Date*** the 2020 Western Heritage Classic will take place May 7-10, 2020! Thank you Budweiser, GMC, Capital ...
05/16/2019

***Save the Date*** the 2020 Western Heritage Classic will take place
May 7-10, 2020!
Thank you Budweiser, GMC, Capital Farm Credit, Encana Corporation, Guitar Ranches, Windham Cattle Company, Yellowhouse Machinery Co and all of our sponsors for a great event! See ya'll next year!

Ranch Rodeo highlight for Saturday night! Budweiser Clydesdale's! 🐎🤠Check out that crowd! We had visitors from all over ...
05/16/2019

Ranch Rodeo highlight for Saturday night! Budweiser Clydesdale's! 🐎🤠
Check out that crowd! We had visitors from all over the country that attended, thank you to our proud supporters. Picture provided by 3rd Coast Effect

Get a customized loan for your ranch from Western Heritage Classic sponsor Capital Farm Credit. They provide personalize...
05/16/2019
Ranching Landing | Capital Farm Credit

Get a customized loan for your ranch from Western Heritage Classic sponsor Capital Farm Credit. They provide personalized financing options for ranch land, equipment, livestock, and operating costs. https://bit.ly/2GdcJf6

Take your ranch to the next level with Capital Farm Credit’s flexible financing for ag operations, livestock, equipment, land and improvements.

Thank you Yellowhouse Machinery Co for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!
05/16/2019

Thank you Yellowhouse Machinery Co for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!

Western Heritage Classic 2019 Ranch Rodeo Team Doctorin' Results presented by Abilene Ag Service & Supply and BioZyme! T...
05/16/2019

Western Heritage Classic 2019 Ranch Rodeo Team Doctorin' Results presented by Abilene Ag Service & Supply and BioZyme!
Team Doctoring Overall Average Winner is Tongue River Ranch with an average of 65.8. - TJ Roberts, Josh Halsell, Elwyn McCleskey, Quentin Marburger. Photo by 3rd Coast Effect!

The best part of sponsoring an event like the World Heritage Classic is getting to meet folks who are as passionate abou...
05/16/2019

The best part of sponsoring an event like the World Heritage Classic is getting to meet folks who are as passionate about animals as we are. At Merck Animal Health, we’re working to protect the legacies of those who fight every day for our industry. We invite you to see how at MAHCattle.com.

Thank you Hargrove Ranch Insurance for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!
05/16/2019

Thank you Hargrove Ranch Insurance for your support of the 2019 Western Heritage Classic!

Western Heritage Classic Saturday, May 11th overall bronc riding results presented by First Financial Bank Texas! Overal...
05/16/2019

Western Heritage Classic Saturday, May 11th overall bronc riding results presented by First Financial Bank Texas!
Overall Saturday night winner is Colton Mayo of Matthews/Nail Ranch with a score of 86. photo provided by - 3rd Coast Effect

Western Heritage Classic Chuckwagon Cookoff Bean standings presented by YETI! Bean Standings 1st: Scorpion 2nd: Cripple ...
05/16/2019

Western Heritage Classic Chuckwagon Cookoff Bean standings presented by YETI!
Bean Standings
1st: Scorpion
2nd: Cripple Creek
3rd: HX Chuckwagon

Western Heritage Classic 2019 Chuckwagon Cookoff Results presented by H-E-B!Meat Standings1st: Rocking A2nd: Breakaway3r...
05/14/2019

Western Heritage Classic 2019 Chuckwagon Cookoff Results presented by H-E-B!
Meat Standings
1st: Rocking A
2nd: Breakaway
3rd: Scorpion

Address

Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 Highway 36
Abilene, TX
79602

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Western Heritage Classic posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Videos

Nearby event/venues


Other Performance & Event Venues in Abilene

Show All