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The Patriot 2022

A Celebration of Cowboys and Cowgirls

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Patriot 2022, is the host of America’s richest combined equine events put on by Priefert, is a week-long Cowboy Celebration that brings past, present, and future cowboys and cowgirls to Fort Worth, Texas each year the week between the American Semi-Finals and the American. This year, the event will take place from Feb. 23 through March 6 in multiple Fort Worth facilities. 

The event began in 2015 as a team roping event, but has grown greatly in the past few years, the Patriot 2022 will now span many disciplines, skill levels, and age groups. Included in the excitement will be team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, tie-down roping, pole bending, goat tying, and rough stock competitions with an over $4 million combined projected payout. 

Starting on Feb. 28, the John Justin Arena will host team roping, Will Rogers Coliseum will house the barrel racers and the H.R. Watt Arena will hold tie-down and breakaway events. Pole bending and goat tying will take place in the multi-purpose arena, and the Pavilion arena will host the team roping prelims, as well as all steer wrestling.

The Patriot’s Open to the World Team Roping, held Feb. 28 in the John Justin Arena at 1:00 p.m., will showcase some of the best team ropers in the world, and the Best of the Best Calf Roping will showcase the top 15 tie-down ropers in the world alongside 20 invitees on March 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the H.R. Watt Arena. The World’s Richest Veteran’s Roping will take place on March 4 at 5:00 p.m.

In addition, there will be a great opportunity for the future of rodeo to compete during this time. The Smarty Young Guns World Championship and the Hooey Junior Patriot will have strong competition throughout the week for young athletes. The million-dollar youth rodeo will kick off with junior rough stock events Feb. 24-27 in Will Rogers Coliseum, and the rest of the junior events are scheduled throughout the week in conjunction with the Patriot. The Junior Patriot will wrap up with a Calcutta in the John Justin Sale Arena at 7:00 p.m. on March 4 and the finals in Will Rogers Coliseum at 7:00 p.m. on March 5. The full 2022 Patriot Fort Worth event schedule can be seen below.

The events creating full days of competition in Fort Worth are made possible by high-profile sponsors in the equine and western sports industry, including Total Feeds. Located in the Will Rogers Memorial Center Feb. 28-March 5, there will also be a trade show with vendors from across the nation.


Entries, stall/RV registration, and a release for participation can all be found here. If you are a western sports athlete, there is sure to be something that suits you at the event; and Cowboy Lifestyle Network can’t wait to see everyone at the Patriot 2022 Event in Fort Worth!

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Originally from Earth, Texas, a small town in the Texas panhandle, I was raised around rodeo, agriculture, and the western lifestyle. With a degree from Texas A&M University, I have found a passion for promoting the lifestyle that made me who I am today. I am an experienced writer, marketer, and event professional with a strong desire to share the stories of those in our industry. When I’m not busy seeking out ways to promote the western way of life, I enjoy following those I care about around to rodeos, hunting, and going on runs with my blue-eyed, blue-merle Australian Shepherd.

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