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Longhorn Expo                                                                                    June 2, 2016
Hi Everyone! 

We are down to the last week before the Longhorn Expo kicks off. And boy is it a busy week for us all. Graduations, end of schools, floods and your last minute preparations. But we can't wait to see everyone at the show. (Don't forget your health papers, feed buckets, water hoses, show halters, sticks, you know the works!) 

This year, the shavings office will be open once again and you can purchase shavings for $6.50/bag. Please no outside shavings as the price also includes the clean up fee, etc. 

We will have coastal hay for sale at the show office for $7/bale. If you would like to reserve yours, you can contact Amy at the 817-625-6241 or 

Also, as we reach the final planning stages of the Longhorn Expo, please remember to purchase your banquet ticket in advance - the tickets are going fast and we have limited numbers available. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to volunteer for any items, please let me know. 

Safe travels and we will see you soon! 

Amy Weatherholtz
TLBAA Sales & Event Coordinator 

P.S. Don't forget to be a silent auction item. 
Longhorn Expo Schedule of Events

Wed., June 8
9:00 am Move In – All cattle in by 5pm (Health papers are required for all animals at check-in.) Gold Merit and Senior Sale books due at check-in.
3:00 pm – TLBT Livestock Judging
5:00 pm – Barn Party

Thurs., June 9 
8:45 am – TLBT Show Ring Procedure Meeting and Group Photo
9:00 am – TLBT National Youth Show – Beginning with Pee Wee Showmanship, Jr, Int, Teen and Sr Showmanship will immediately follow the steer classes. Judge – Stan Comer
9:00am – TLBT Quiz Bowl open until end of youth show


Fri., June 10
10:00 am – Free Division (Miniature classes immediately following Free Division) Judge: Ryan Cummings
10:00 am – TLBT Gold Merit Competition Begins
1:00 pm – TLBT General Membership Meeting
4:00 pm – TLBT Senior Heifer Sale
4:30 pm – Breeder Memorial
5:00 pm – TLBAA Trophy Steer Show Judges: Denise Webster, Toby Johnson, Kristin Jaworski
6:00 pm – TLBT Annual Banquet, Live and Silent Auctions
8:00 pm – Dance with band featuring Luke Erwin

Sat., June 11
10:00 am – Open Haltered (Miniature classes immediately following Open Haltered) Judge: Greg Briney
Awards Ceremony (30 minutes after conclusion of Haltered Show in Coliseum Lobby)

Sun., June 12      All cattle must be moved out by noon.
TLBT in need of Heifer Donors
Throughout the year you might have heard the word "POINTS" around the show circuit it's now time for those POINTS to be awarded into the TLBT Hall of Fame. HOF awards those outstanding TLBT members who have went above and beyond exhibiting and promoting the Longhorn breed. Now is your time to give back. The TLBT member who is standing in the first place position in each age category receives a calf.  

However, this year - WE NEED YOUR HELP! We understand the surplus of bulls and a shortage of heifers - however, we are in need of (1) more donated heifers. The perfect age range would be Jan. - March 2016. 
1 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 •

to our 2016 Longhorn Expo Sponsors

Kathy Kittler - Kittler Land & Cattle 

TOP HAND - $850

Hyatt Place Fort Worth/Historic Stockyards

North Texas Longhorn Breeders Association
Creative Awards
Bar H Ranch - Chris Herron
Texas Longhorn Breeders Gulf Coast Association

Ron & Donna Garison
Chris & Brandi Lindsey 
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Fort Worth Downtown
East Texas Longhorn Association
Double H Longhorns - Stephen & Kim Head
Kevin & Laureen Rooker
Putt-Putt Fun Center
Winter Enterprises
West Texas Longhorn Association
John T. & Betty Baker
Steve & Bodie Quary
Dixie Texas Longhorn Association
Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Association
JP Ranch
Triple T Ranch
Keith & Tina DuBose

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 • Fossil Creek Longhorns • Mountain and Plains Texas Longhorn Association Colorado Affiliate • Bull Creek Ranch • Cooper Longhorns • Nik & Kim Nikodym • Allyn & Cody Nault â€¢ Nightstorm Syndicate • Johnson Livestock Company - Sylvia Johnson • KC Longhorns •
1 Bar 7 Longhorns • Dixie Texas Longhorn Association • G&L Cattle Company • Moore Home and Ranch Realty • Scotty & Alessa O'Bryan • Ben Grimmenger • Thurmond Longhorns • Sunset Ridge Ranch • Toby Johnson • Cathy Hawke • Dave Sullivan • Sandi Nordhausen • Fred Smith • B & H Longhorns • L 48 Ranch • George & Cindy Dennis • IM Ranch - Scott Gordon • Joe & Cheri Baker • JR Richardson Ranch • Randy Alvarez • Chris Zarsky • Flying V Longhorns • JP Ranch • Hacienda PBT, LLC. • Bronson Baker • Liefer Ranch Longhorns • Southwestern Territories • Grace Cattle Company

Banquet tickets are going FAST! Order Today! 
   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) complimentary ticket in their check-in packet.
Senior Heifer Sale 
Currently there are five seniors who have consigned their show project to the Senior Heifer Sale. This year the World Show Committee has added the ability to Add-On to a seniors project. 
(I.E. you really would like to support the student however can not afford to purchase the heifer  - you have the ability to "add-on" to the student's purchase price by making a check payable to the TLBAA with student name and Sr. Heifer Sale on the memo line.) 
Mail checks to: TLBAA PO Box 4430 Fort Worth, TX 76164
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. 

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

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

Kudos to all Miniature Exhibitors - we will be seeing a record breaking number of miniatures at the 2016 Longhorn Expo. There are 29 Miniature entries. 2016 Longhorn Expo Miniature classes: Non-Haltered: Heifer, Cow, Steer and Haltered: Heifer, Cow, Steer and Bull 

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. 

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.

Breeder Memorial
Before the Trophy Steer Show we take the opportunity to celebrate breeders who have moved on to greener pastures. This is an extremely touching and moving ceremony. 

Trophy Steer Show  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 Jaworski of Fort Worth, TX. While Webster and Johnson are breeders, Jaworski works as the Trail Boss of the Fort Worth Herd. 
Arrival Information
GPS Address Location:
Will Rogers Memorial Center – Wyatt Drive Entrance
3100 Trail Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Upon arrival, please follow the arrows and signs to check-in. Check-in will be located at the north end of Cattle Barn 2 at the Longhorn Expo Show office. We request you pull through the promenade on Burnett Tandy Drive. Non-haltered exhibitors will need to check-into this office before unloading their cattle on the west side of the Burnett building.
You will need to purchase trailer-parking and parking passes upon arrival at the parking kiosk – please see below the map for costs.
Health papers are required at check-in. You will need to provide a current traveling health certificate from your veterinarian. 
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