The world’s largest small equine competition, American Miniature Horse National Show, will be held September 10-19 at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This 10-ay extravaganza brings the best and brightest small equine from around the world competing for cash and prizes.
The 2015 AMHR National Championship event is the biggest Miniature Horse show in the world, with more than 1,600 horses, accounting for more than 6,200 entries. It will crown national champions in approximately 380 different categories. Competition will range from beautiful halter to thrilling driving to classes that highlight the versatility of Miniatures such as obstacle and hunter in hand.
“This is the biggest little horse show in the world,” stated Dolores Williams, AMHR Committee Chair and long-time exhibitor. “Having been in the horse business since 1964 and owner of miniatures and ASPC/AMHR member since 1992, I have seen the quality of the horses improve tremendously over the years. Credit has to be given to the AMHR members, their breeding programs and dedication in keeping quality bloodlines.”
Williams has seen the growth of AMHR as well: “Our registry has grown internationally, we welcome exhibitors from across the globe including Netherlands, Belgium and Australia.”
Williams also knows what an exciting time it is to be involved in the world of miniature horses, the wonderful horse for all ages, and said, “My granddaughter started driving her horse when she was two years old, and I know people that begin owning and showing horses in their 60s. It’s a wonderful horse for the entire family and Nationals is the perfect family-friendly event to experience the very best of these small equine.”
Admission is free! Competition is held all day, every day, throughout the 10-day event. Spectators will enjoy the spectrum of miniature horse competition. Exciting driving, majestic teams, jumping & obstacle, music themed, and creative costumes are all a part of the competition. In addition to hundreds of classes, the 2015 national show features a vendor-filled mall for the shopping pleasure of exhibitors and spectators offering everything from tack and grooming supplies to clothing, horse-related jewelry and gifts, and more.
Awards and presentations, both new and historic, will be made throughout the event. In addition to many memorial trophies in classes, there will be recognition for youth, amateurs and more. Exhibitors will also vie for thousands of dollars in prize money in various competition classes.
For more information about the 2015 AMHR National Show, visit www.shetlandminiature.com under “Events” or call 309-263-4044.
The American Shetland Pony Club, the American Show Pony Registry and The American Miniature Horse Registry are non-profit organizations established to preserve and refine the bloodlines of these small equines and promote the enjoyment of small equines. Recognized as the oldest and most versatile registry in the United States, the American Shetland Pony Club offer a variety of programs for Shetland Pony and Miniature Horse enthusiasts of all ages. Visit their website at www.shetlandminiature.com or 81-B East Queenwood Road, Morton, IL 61550.