Associations-Organizations Links

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  • Associations-Organizations

    • American Chuck Wagon Association The ACWA was formed in Bryson, TX in 1997, to preserve the heritage of the chuck wagon and its use in the era of the cattle drives. Today there are members in 31 states, Canada, Germany and Switzerland who participate in Cook-offs, charity events….
    • Championship Bull Riding, Inc. (CBR) is dedicated to maintaining the strength, stamina and integrity of bull riding as reflected in our Mission Statement, “To promote the sport of professional level bull riding. To promote the cowboys who participate in…
    • Cowboy Connection Group Formed in 2012, a 27,000+ member U.S. and International organization of horsemen, cattlemen and those interested in the cowboy way of life. The place where friends connect to share their dreams, and love for horses.
    • Cowboy Fast Draw Association is about “safety first, fun second, and competition third.” The cowboy way in action and deed. It’s about handshakes, camaraderie, friendship, fair play and honest competition.
    • Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association is the fastest growing equestrian sport in the nation. Mounted contestants compete in fast action timed events using two .45 caliber single action revolvers loaded with 5 rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition.
    • Cowboy Poetry.com celebrates Western heritage and today’s working West, dedicated to preserving our important history and to promoting the Western arts that carry on those traditions. It’s a part of the non-profit Center for Western & Cowboy Poetry.
    • Cowboys of Color Rodeo U2 Rodeo Production and Cowboys of Color Rodeo are not part of any other rodeo association. We are family owned and operated, with our own finals. Our rodeos are by invitation only. We follow the rules of the Profession Rodeo Cowboys Association.
    • Cowgirls Historical Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness, appreciation, and preservation of America’s western heritage and equestrian life style. CHF initiatives are met through creative educational programs and active community service.
    • Great American Wild West Show This fast paced, action packed show, produced by Don and Sharon Endsley is now nearly 2 hours of the best western entertainers in the country, including expertly produced music and lighting. It is Don’s and Silver Saddle’s mission to keep the American Wes
    • International Chisholm Trail Association The ICTA recognizes the Chisholm Trail as the most widely known cattle trail. We will identify, preserve, develop, celebrate and promote the Great Cattle Trails of the 19th Century for education and heritage tourism.
    • International Dutch Oven Society (IDOS) is a non-profit organization with a goal to preserve and promote the skills and art of Dutch Oven cooking.
    • Legends of Country Music The goal of The Legends of Country Music creator, Larry King, is to keep the music of legendary country entertainers like Jimmy Rogers, Hank Williams and Maybelle Carter, alive for future generations.
    • Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center provides year-round therapeutic horseback riding exclusively for veterans with special needs and disabilities.
    • National Cutting Horse Association promotes and celebrates the cutting horse, whose origin on Western ranches allows us to support ranching and its Western Heritage.
    • National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Over the years, NIRA’s history has read like a Who’s Who in the sport of rodeo. Roy Cooper, Chris LeDoux, Ty Murray, Tuff Hedeman, Dan Mortensen, and many more, are all champions in college rodeo, as well as professional rodeo. They have added much to the
    • Ranch Sorting National Championship leads the horse industry in developing and improving the sport of ranch sorting through affordability and a fair rating system. Our goal is to preserve the heritage and integrity of the ranching lifestyle while providing a family-oriented, competitive….
    • Rascal Rodeo Nonprofit We produce Exceptional Rodeos sharing the adrenaline rush & sense of accomplishment of the western way of life with special needs athletes who fight battles in a different arena. “Willing Hearts Outstanding Abilities”.
    • Rider Relief Fund is a PBR affiliated nonprofit whose mission is to provide financial assistance to any athlete, bull rider or bull fighter, injured in the competitive sport of bull riding. We provide assistance to any athlete injured in sanctioned events.
    • Texas Trail of Fame Texas Trail of Fame was established in 1997 to honor those who have made a significant contribution to our Western way of life. Throughout the walkways of the Fort Worth National Historic District, bronze inlaid markers have been placed in honor of their
    • The Reel Cowboys is a non-profit Western Film and TV appreciation organization, originally comprised of folks involved in the entertainment industry, such as actors, directors, producers, stunt men and women, and behind the camera people.
    • The Texas Ranching Heritage Center and Horse Park, Inc. is non-profit organization. The Ranching Center and Horse Park will share 500+ acres, preseriving the history and artifacts of the Texas Ranch, Farm, and Ranch Horse for all to visit and experience. Finally, a place to ride, play, learn, and educate
    • Tombstone Livery f you’re interested in ridin’, shootin’, and eatin’, you’ve found the right hide out at Tombstone Livery! Bring your hoss to Tombstone, Arizona, and ride where Wyatt once rode. Chuck wagon dinners for groups, trails for you and your horse to ride, Cowboy
    • Virginia Peacemakers is an Amelia, Virginia, sanctioned club of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association (CFDA).
    • Western Art Rodeo Association is a grassroots movement created to change the traditional methods of promoting and marketing western art. We are introducing new and innovative concepts that will not only revitalize interest in western art but also introduce….
    • Western Heritage Gallery The Western Heritage Gallery in Denton, Texas, offers one of the widest arrays of cowboy & cowgirl western collectibles to be found anywhere in the country.
    • Western Icon Productions brings memorable and exciting scenes from your favorite westerns to life at festivals, fairs and rodeos all over the USA, through action packed performances with all the smoke and thunder of the old west!
    • Western Music Association and its chapters foster the professional growth of individual performing members. Our open membership policy encourages western music performers and fans to join and participate in the organization.
    • Western Wishes Western Wishes turns dreams into lasting memories for kids faced with adversity who love the western way of life. This program rewards kids for their fighting spirit and communicates their stories of courage and determination to get back in the saddle.
    • Westernaires is a non-profit organization for over 1,000 dedicated young people, ages 9 to 19, from Jefferson County, Colorado. We encourage self-respect, responsibility and leadership through horsemanship and family participation.