The Henderson County Horse Committee was formed in 1980 to help in the need for an equine education program in the Athens area. The committee is non-profit and one of seven program area committees under the Texas Agricultural Extension Service in Henderson County. It is made up of 12 volunteers, serving a rotation three-year term, that are directly involved in the horse industry. The committee hosts clinics, seminars, shows and a wide variety of other education programs, with an economical impact to the community. Contestants and spectators use the surrounding restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, motels and other businesses in the area.
The Horse Committee was instrumental in the development of the Henderson County Fair Park Complex, which attracts many organizations to book their activities there. They contribute in the effort to modernize, add conveniences, and updates in equipment to the entire Fair Park Complex. Establishing the Summer Jubilee Quarter Horse Show, which is a 5-day major American Quarter Horse Show, has been one of the important accomplishments of the Horse Committee. The show attracts contestants from all over Texas as well as from other states.
Recognizing that our youth are important to the future of the equine industry in Henderson County, The Horse Committee helps the 4-H in many ways. Some of those ways are: donating buckles for the County 4-H Show, donating the committee's profit days at the coliseum to the 4-H for their use, and buying team jackets for the 4-H Horse Judging Team.
Texas A&M is always ready to help The Horse Committee with clinics and seminars throughout the year. Check out our calendar of events.
The Henderson County Horse Committee holds an important position in the equine community around Athens, TX. Believing that a direct result of a good education program is a better breed of horses, healthier horses and responsible owners.
AQHA Classes: $15.00 per judge Cattle Fees: $25.00 per run All-Day Fees: $50.00 per judge – Youth/Amateur $40.00 per judge – Novice All Day Fees – no cross-overs per division – no cattle classes included – per judge AQHA Fee: $5.00 per horse/judge Office Charge: $5.00 per horse Stalls: $100.00 – flat rate circuit. $45/stall – Working Cow Horse & Ropers ONLY (Friday night stay only) For Stalls - firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-288-0043 Stall checks payable to HCHCJump Out Fee: $25.00 per day for those without stalls Shavings: $7.00 per bag Camping: $25.00 per night Attention CATTLE exhibitors – IF you are coming, could you let us know? We want to plan accordingly for your fresh cattle. Email us at email@example.com
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Henderson County Fair Park
3356 HWY 31 East
Athens, TX, 75751
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