East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic to be Featured on Wide World of Horses

Wide World of Horses, the most watched equine program on RFD-TV, will be at the Roane State Expo Center in Harriman, Tennessee, July 13-18 to capture all of the excitement of the 2010 East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic and North and Southeastern Regional Championship.

One of the top reined cow horse events in the nation, the Classic features a derby for 4- and 5-year-olds, a snaffle bit futurity for 3-year-olds, and a Bridle Spectacular for older horses. New for this year at the ECRCHC is the North and Southeastern Regional Championship.

"The East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic has become a premiere event in the reined cow horse industry with riders from all over the nation coming to compete," said ECRCHC Chairman Paul Bailey. "But what makes this year's event even more exciting will be the North and Southeastern Regional Championship, which is open to any rider who resides east of the Mississippi River in the NRCHA Northeastern or Southeastern Regions."

World Champion trainer and Wide World of Horses commentator Robert Chown will call the action on the program with the show highlighting the Classic's top Non Pro and Open events as well as the North and Southeastern Regional Championship.  

"The East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic has become the biggest, richest and best cow horse competition east of the Mississippi," said Chown, who was the 2009 Intermediate Open Derby Champion at the Classic on TR Miss Greygun. "I'm really looking forward to attending for the third year in a row - this time not only to compete but to bring the great action of this show to our Wide World audience."

"We're excited that Wide World of Horses will be on hand at the event to show their viewers," Bailey added. "This will be a wonderful opportunity for those viewers to see not only some of the East Coast's top riders and horses but also those from west of the Mississippi."

Wide World of Horses, a True South Production, airs each week on RFD-TV. It began in January 1, 2007, and quickly became known for its quality and for the interesting and compelling programs that highlight the broad range of events, people, and of course, horses, that make up the contemporary equine scene.

Available in more than 40 million homes, RFD-TV can be seen on satellite systems Dish (Channel 231) and DirectTV (Channel 345), as well as Cox, Mediacom, Charter, Suddenlink, Bresnan and various Comcast cable systems. For more information on the network, visit www.rfdtv.com

Each weekly program is run three times - every Monday at 12:30 p.m. EDT and 10:30 p.m. EDT and on the following Sunday at 7:30 a.m. EDT. The flexible schedule allows viewers who miss an episode or just want to re-watch one to catch a later showing.

For information on Wide World of Horses, and complete schedule, visit the web site at www.wideworldofhorses.com. For more information on the East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic, go to www.ecrchc.com.