The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is pleased to announce the return of the National Appaloosa Show and Appaloosa Youth Show to the World Championship in Tulsa Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In a new format specially developed for competitors, the show will run from July 25th to August 1st.
Also new for 2021 is that the National Show will award national points under each judge, which will be used for end-of-year and lifetime awards. The champions of the National Show automatically qualify for the Appaloosa Show of the 2021 World Championship in this class.
“We are excited to return to the beautiful city of Tulsa and look forward to working with Expo Square and Visit Tulsa again,” said Deb Dyer, President of ApHC. “Our national and youth world exhibitions were last held in Tulsa in 2011 and 2012 and were very successful. The ups and downs of last year have created an opportunity to rethink the future and we are confident that our members will be delighted with both the new format and the opportunity to compete in this preeminent venue. “
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Now in its 73rd year, the National Appaloosa Show is the longest running single breed horse show in the nation. The first National Show took place in Lewiston, Idaho, in 1948. Over the decades, the show has expanded to include multiple levels, age groups, and new disciplines.
“Expo Square is excited to welcome the National Appaloosa Show back to our facility. Tulsa and Expo Square are delighted that we have been selected and are motivated to continue expanding our partnership. Our employees work hard to ensure that our horse events progress safely and positively. We look forward to producing a successful show together in 2021. Welcome back to Tulsa, ”said Mark Andrus, President / CEO.
Tulsa Expo Square hosts hundreds of meetings, shows, and agricultural events annually, including the Tulsa State Fair. The National and World Cup Appaloosa Youth Exhibitions are held in the built Ford Tough Livestock Complex in Expo Square, which has world-class multipurpose facilities.
The preliminary show schedule and all show updates will be posted shortly on the National Show page of www.appaloosa.com.
The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) was founded in 1938 with the aim of preserving, promoting and improving the Appaloosa breed. The ApHC has since registered more than 700,000 Appaloosas, known for their distinctive color, intelligence, and even temperament. Appaloosas have remained true to their reputation as an extremely versatile breed and can be found in nearly all disciplines, including racing, endurance riding, and as dependable family horses. The international breed registry is headquartered in Moscow, Idaho, the heart of the Palouse region – the namesake and place of origin of the Appaloosa breed.