American Miniature Horse Registry to Hold National Championship Show in Tulsa

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The best U.S. and International small equine competitors will compete at the 2014 American Miniature Horse Registry National Championship show at Expo Square in Tulsa, Sept. 4-14.

The AMHR National Championship event is the biggest Miniature Horse show in the world. 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.

“Miniature Horses are big fun for adults and children. With 1,600 horses competing in Tulsa, this year’s championship will be especially exciting,” said Zona Schneider, AMHR’s Director of Operations.

Admission to the biggest Miniature Horse show in the world is free. Competition is held all day every day from Sept. 4-14. Spectators can enjoy exciting driving, view majestic teams, thrill at jumping & obstacle competition and be amazed by creative costumes.

2014 will be 12 years that the AMHR National Championship event has made its home at Expo Square in Tulsa. The show has grown significantly since first coming to Tulsa. Last year, the AMHR Championship was estimated to have brought nearly $2.2 million of business into the city of Tulsa. For each horse entered in the competition, there are approximately 2.5 people who support the show.

The city of Tulsa is not the only entity that benefits from this large competition. Each year, exhibitors at the AMHR National Show can win more than $60,000 in sweepstakes, jackpots, Futurity payouts, stake premiums and more.

Throughout the 11-day show, there will be a number of added features and events, including the brand new “Flying Horses” contest, special awards, give-a-ways and more! Also, vendors will be set up throughout the competition offering everything from tack and grooming supplies to clothing to horse-related jewelry, gifts and more.

Each year families and horse lovers check out our show and our amazing small equine. Mark your calendars for Sept. 4-14 and come enjoy this wonderful show.

For more information about the AMHR National Championship Show visit www.shetlandminiature.com under Events or call 309-263-4044.

The American Miniature Horse Registry is the oldest Miniature Horse organization in the country and it is part of a group of small equine registries under the umbrella of the American Shetland Pony Club, Inc. The ASPC and AMHR 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 offers a variety of programs for Shetland Pony and Miniature Horse enthusiasts of all ages. Visit their website at www.shetlandminiature.com or write 81-B East Queenwood Road, Morton, IL 61550.