Fort Worth Herd – 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee

The Fort Worth Herd was created as part of the city's sesquicentennial celebration. A herd of 16 Texas Longhorns, each steer representing one decade from Fort Worth's colorful past, and a diverse team of drovers clad in authentic 19th century clothing was acquired to create the Fort Worth Herd.  On June 12, 1999, in front of 15,000 spectators, the Fort Worth Herd made its first cattle drive to the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.  The Fort Worth Herd is operated by the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau, the official destination marketing organization.    

Each of the longhorns that participate in the Fort Worth Herd cattle drive represent a decade that Fort Worth has been a city. All the steers have been donated to the programs 501 (c)(3) nonprofit support group, Friends of the Fort Worth Herd, by generous longhorn lovers from all over the country.

Each steer joins the program with their own unique story to tell. You can collect all 18 Fort Worth Herd longhorn trading cards to learn all about your favorite steer by visiting the Fort Worth Herd Drovers in the Stockyards National Historic District or stopping inside the Stockyards Visitors Center.

Fort Worth Herd Trail Boss – Kristin Jaworski

Since 2002, Jaworski has served as Fort Worth Herd Trail Boss and been responsible for the day-to-day management of the City of Fort Worth's twice-daily Cattle Drive, in addition to expanding all aspects of the Herd including educational programs and media relations to better support tourism and increase visitation in Fort Worth.

Kristin was raised around the livestock industry, introduced to tourism in the Grand Canyon at an early age and found that marketing was her passion when she attended college at Tarleton State University when she moved to Texas in 1997. Her experience in marketing, public relations, supervision, and livestock management gives her well-rounded qualifications to manage the Fort Worth Herd program. Kristin's life-long interest in horses and ranching, along with her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Master's in Management and Leadership from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas is a tremendous asset to the Fort Worth Herd program.

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