HORN MEASURING EVENT FOR TEXAS LONGHORN CATTLE EXPECTS TO DRAW ENTHUSIASTS FROM ACROSS THE U.S. AND CANADA — JULY 1, 2015 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAWTON, Okla. — The Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America will host their annual Horn Showcase at the Great Plains Coliseum in Lawton, Oklahoma on October 1-3. The event is expected to showcase some of the industry’s best registered Texas Longhorns to cattlemen, spectators, future breeders and fans from all walks of life.
The Horn Showcase Steering Committee is bringing the event back to its deep roots. Lawton was home to the very first TLBAA meeting in 1964 that ratified bylaws and elected the Association’s first set of officers. It is also only 18 miles from the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge where the historic WR Longhorn herd began.
Horn Showcase gives breeders the chance to have their cattle’s horns measured at a satellite location or the Great Plains Coliseum where cattle will be on display. Each year, the Guinness World Record for length of horn is broken for the Texas Longhorn breed. Vendor exhibits, seminars and roundtable discussions will also fill the halls of the Coliseum.
A handful of new events have been added to Horn Showcase this year. These include a futurity, where the total Longhorn package is evaluated and rewarded. Other activities added are the bred and owned heifer production sale, fashion show and Heritage of Horns Gala. The gala will feature dinner, dancing and entertainment by Charlie Searle and the Ashtonz Band.
“The 2015 Horn Showcase has something for everyone,” said Tony Mangold, Steering Committee Chair. “We look forward to having a whole new flock of fans of this majestic animal from the Lawton area and the great state of Oklahoma.”
The Apache Casino Hotel is this year’s host hotel. TLBAA would like to thank their other participating sponsors to date — Stott’s Hideaway Ranch, Cowboy Catchit Chex Partnership, Bar-H Ranch, M2 Ranches, CV Cowboy Casanova Partnership, and McIntyre Ranches.
For more information on the event, vendor space or sponsorship packages, please contact Amy Weatherholtz at 817-625-6241, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.tlbaa.org.