HRTV Premieres Diamonds and Dirt Barrel Horse Classic Highlight Show

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Arcadia, CA -- May 23 -- HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, will continue to expand its scope of covering prime equestrian events when it premieres a comprehensive show from the annual Diamonds & Dirt Barrel Horse Classic, presented by Schiller Ranch, from Bryan, Texas, on Sunday, May 26, at 10 p.m. ET.

Billed as "Bringing the Bling Back to Texas," the event took place in mid-March and has quickly established itself as one of the largest purses in Barrel Racing.

The prestigious Diamonds & Dirt event took place at the Bryan County Expo Complex Barn and offered a total purse of $450,000, including $110,000 in prize money, to attract the champions of Barrel Racing. During the five-day Classic, HRTV.com offered viewers daily highlights of the best rider/horse Futurity combination the "5D" Open competition, the Futurity Finals, the five best Finals rides and clips of the "sweepstakes" event.

Sunday's one-hour highlight show will showcase the best performances from the outstanding event, which featured intense competition before large crowds at the Expo Complex. Noted Barrel racer and trainer LaTricia Duke hosted the show. Duke is exclusive member of the Million Dollar Cowgirls, an APHA world champion and a back-to-back Futurity champion at the San Antonio Rodeo.

Among the top performers that appear on the show are: Vauna Walker, Jackie Jatzlau, Kassie Mowry, Ivy Conrado, Jolene Montgomery, and many more. Of particular note will be the remarkable performance of 9-year-old Regan Henning, who competed in the Futurity Finals.

Sanctioned by the Women's Professional Rodeo Association and the Better Barrel Racers, the Diamonds & Dirt Barrel Racing Classic is a premier event for horse sport fans worldwide, but is also acknowledged by the most prestigious associations in the sport.

Horse fans may see show highlights on HRTV, and also at www.HRTV.com, where additional short features are also available.

Barrel racing is a rodeo event in which a horse and rider attempt to complete a clover-leaf pattern around pre-set barrels in the fastest time. It combines the horse's athletic ability and the horsemanship skills of a rider in order to safely and successfully maneuver a horse through a clover leaf pattern around three barrels placed in a triangle in the center of an arena.

HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, is a television-based multimedia network dedicated to equine sports. HRTV’s programming features horse racing from top U.S. and international racetracks, as well as a wide range of world-class English and Western horse competitions, news, original programming and award-winning documentaries covering the world of horse sports. The live stream of HRTV is available on a subscription basis to high-speed Internet users worldwide at www.hrtv.com. In the U.S., the HRTV television network is available via telco, cable and satellite in over 19 million homes.