UPDATED AIR TIMES: RFD-TV changed the schedule. Saturday Feb. 22: The round one performance will not be aired live. On Sunday, Feb. 23, round two will air live at 11 a.m. eastern. Round one coverage will be part of a two-hour special on Wednesday, March 2.
Percherons, Belgians, and Clydesdales will meet up in Mesquite, Texas, in late February to compete for the largest premiums ever offered in 6-Horse Hitch competition.
Competitors from throughout the country were invited to attend the Gentle Giants $100,000 Invitational that will be held Feb. 22 and 23 in conjunction with “The American” which claims to be one of the richest rodeos in the sport.
For those that can’t attend the competition, the Gentle Giants $100,000 Invitational will be aired LIVE on RFD-TV Sunday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. eastern. On March 2, RFD-TV will air a two-hour special of the event that includes coverage from round one.
Hitches competing in the Invitational are: Ames Percherons, Jordan, Minn.; Shining Stars Percherons, Altoona, Iowa; Blue Ribbon Days Percherons, Farmington, Mo.; Country Lane Belgians, Sunderland, Ontario, Canada; Wilderness Farm Belgians, Sagola, Mich.; Express Clydesdales, Yukon, Okla.; Jackson Fork Ranch/Windermere Farms Percherons, Bondurant, Wyo.; and Hunting Creek Farm Clydesdales, Hamptonville, N.C.
Judging the event will be Steve Gregg, Ontario, Canada; Aaron Freitag, Ind.; and Brian Lynch, Connecticut. The event is sponsored by RFDTV.
Be sure to tune in and watch as these 6-horse hitches compete for the largest prizes ever awarded at this type of competition. For more information, visit rfdtv.com.