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Longhorn Expo                                                                                       April 6, 2016
Hi Everyone! 
   On behalf of the World Show Steering Committee, Welcome to our first Longhorn Expo Newsletter. 
   It is our goal to present to you the latest and most informative news within one weekly newsletter instead of filling your inboxes with multiple E-blasts. 
   As you read through, you will notice the different sections which will rotate on a weekly basis. Please note deadlines and if you have any questions contact the TLBAA office 817-625-6241 or 
   No successful event can be held without the support of sponsors, volunteers and exhibitors. We have a goal to raise $25,000 in sponsorships this year, currently we are at $3,000. Please check out the sponsorship levels and see if one would fit your needs. Sponsorships start at just $25. 
   This year once again we are offering advertising in our Longhorn Expo Show  Program. Prices start at just $25 as well. You could use the advertising space to promote your business, breeding program, congratulate a showman or say thanks to a breeder. This is a great opportunity to have very affordable exposure as well as benefiting the Longhorn Expo. 
   Are you excited? We are! This year we have the returning of all contests presented last year. From the National TLBT Youth Show, the TLBAA Open Shows, the Trophy Steer Show and Miniatures, we really have something for everyone. Extra activities including the Gold Merit, Livestock Judging and Quiz Bowl will keep you entertained. And returning again this year is the Photography Contest with six age divisions including adults. 
   And even though we might have a jam packed schedule of fun activities, we offer vendor spaces for a variety of shopping. If you would like to set up a booth please let us know. 
   Also, very exciting this year we will have a performance of a former TLBT member who is an aspiring country artist at the banquet. Be prepared to kick up your heels and enjoy the entertainment by Luke Erwin.
   There's so much more than a show happening so check out the following information and watch your inbox for the Longhorn Expo Newsletter every Wednesday. 

Amy Weatherholtz
TLBAA Sales & Event Coordinator 
Tentative Schedule

Wed., June 8       Cattle Move-in, Livestock Judging, Barn Party 
Thurs., June 9     TLBT National Youth Show, Quiz Bowl, Photography Contest
Fri., June 10        TLBAA Free Division Show, Gold Merit, Senior Heifer Sale,
                             Breeder Memorial, TLBAA Trophy Steer Show, TLBT Banquet
Sat., June 11       TLBAA Open Haltered Show, TLBAA Award Ceremony
Sun., June 12      All cattle must be moved out by noon.

Longhorn Expo Judges
TLBT Youth Show - Stan Comer 
TLBAA Free Show - Ryan Cummings
TLBAA Open Show - Greg Briney
Trophy Steer Show - Denise Webster, Toby Johnson, and Kristin Jaworski
Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities 
Sponsorships starting at $25! 

Claim yours today. 

No, really help support this
self-funded event.

Call or Email
817-625-6241 or
Promote your business, breeding program, congratulate a showman 

Advertise in the Show Program

Advertising starting at just $25

Deadline is May 6

Call or Email
817-625-6241 or

Add your name to the growing list of Longhorn Expo Sponsors

TOP HAND - $850
Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Historic Stockyards

North Texas Longhorn Breeders Association
Creative Awards

Ron & Donna Garison
Chris & Brandi Lindsey 
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Fort Worth Downtown
East Texas Longhorn Association

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham

Class Sponsors: David & Jana Edwards • Jeff & Kristi Ging • Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham • Chris & Brandi Lindsey • Blossom Ridge Ranch • Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Historic Stockyards • Bruce McCarty Promotions

3 More Heifers Needed
for the TLBT Hall of Fame Points.

TLBT Youth exhibitor obtaining the most points in each division,  wins a heifer. 

Contact the office for
more information.

817-625-6241 •
Upcoming World Qualifying Shows
There is still time to attend two more World Qualifying Shows to have your animal qualified for the 2016 Longhorn Expo. Please see the dates below. Also, because the TLBGCA Spring show and the Longhorn Expo deadline are on the same weekend. Amy Weatherholtz, TLBAA Sales and Event Coordinator will have a table set-up producing last minute invitations and taking entries on site. 

April 15 - 17      Rockdale Spring Show - Rockdale, TX 
May 7                TLBGCA Spring Show - Brenham, TX 

View more upcoming events at
Photography Contest
Oh Snap!
That's what you should do. 

Seriously, dust off the camera and start snapping photos.

No category subjects.
Submit as many as you like.

Deadline is May 16 
   Join us Friday night for a special banquet featuring a former TLBT exhibitor now aspiring country star - Luke Erwin. He is sure to make you want to kick up your heels and dance the night away after our TLBT award ceremony. BBQ will be served with the famous Ron Garison ice cream bar. Tickets are on sale now and should be pre-purchased. $35 per ticket, youth exhibitors will receive (1) complementary ticket in their check-in packet.
Contact the office to order yours today. 817-625-6241 or 
Silent & Live Auction
   Be sure to bring a little spending money and/or auction donation items. There is sure to be something for everyone. Currently we have a carved longhorn skull and a Wyoming hunting trip for the live auction. Silent Auction items to date include jewelry and homemade goods. Auction items can be brought at check-in.
Senior Heifer Sale
Senior Heifer Sale
Graduates going off to college,
selling their show project. 

Purchases are submitted to the college of their choice.

Consignment Deadline is April 15 
Application for Senior Heifer Sale - Deadline is April 15th. 
Gold Merit
   Designed to recognize skills outside of the show ring, participants compete in record keeping and speech giving. Each age category winner receives a belt buckle. For more information, click on the TLBT tab at
Trophy Steer Show

Trophy Steer Judge Panel Named

   Evaluating your Trophy Steers for color, conformation and horn this year will be Denise Webster of Hominy, OK; Toby Johnson of Big Horn, WY and Kristin Jaworksi of Fort Worth, TX. 
   While Webster and Johnson are breeders, Jaworksi works as the Trail Boss of the Fort Worth Herd. 
Bronze for Grabs
Ok, it's more likely to take a couple of guys to load up this loot! 

Claim the Fame by showing off your best trophy steers.

Entry Forms Available
Any TLBAA steer is eligible.

Deadline is May 8 
Livestock Judging
   Showing cattle can be tough, hard and so fun. But do you have what it takes to be on the other side, the Judge? Participate in our 3 class judging contest. You will get the opportunity to evaluate heifers, bulls and steers. The livestock judging contest will be in Cattle Barn 2 at 3 p.m. on Wednesday. 
Quiz Bowl
   Test your knowledge and see how you rank among your peers. Here's a hint, we have been publishing some of the questions on the TLBT Page in the TRAILS Magazine. 
Miniature Show
Nothing Small Here!
Awards are ready to be claim. 
Along with nice titles like: 
"World Champion" 

Entry Forms Available
Any miniature is eligible.

Deadline is May 8 
Breeder Memorial
   Before the Trophy Steer Show we make the opportunity to celebrate breeders who have moved on to greener pastures. This is an extremely touching and moving ceremony. 
Awards Ceremony
   Just 30 minutes after the conclusion of the show on Saturday we will meet in the Coliseum foyer and recognize our Hall of Fame exhibitors. 
Hotel Information for Longhorn Expo
Stay less than 2 miles away from Will Rogers Memorial Center with our host hotel - Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham • 817-870-1011 •
Special Longhorn Expo rates: 
Queen Suite - $69 Double/Double Suites - $89 (2) bedroom Penthouse - $119

RESERVE YOUR ROOM: Group Code: CGTLBA reserve by Friday, May 20, 2016

Side note, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham is also offering the same TLBAA discounted price for the following week. Be sure to participate in both the Longhorn Expo and Autobahn-Diann Chase Longhorn Scholarship Expo.

Other Supporting Hotels:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Downtown • 877-834-3613 • 
Rooms starting at $120 • Corporate ID: 786790793

Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Historic Stockyards • 817-626-6000 • 
Graduating Seniors - Important Deadlines

Seniors, would you like $1,500?
Help your college fund.

Fill out the application and submit to
the TLBAA Office.

Deadline is May 1
Application for Bright Future Scholarship - Deadline is May 1st. 
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