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Venues - Arabian Horse Travel

Venues

Here I’ll be writing often about what there is to do in the horse show city destination and making each into an e-book you can download.

Primarily the posts on this topic will be in the United States and Canada, however, for fun and adventure, I’ll toss in more international horse show destinations now and again. #thinkParis

Please reach out to suggest.

WestWorld of Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona

WestWorld’s historic success is grounded in its world-renowned equestrian center. Each of the past few years, more than 90 equestrian events, utilizing over 247 use days have taken place with some 220,000+ attendees. Each February, for 10 days, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is held at WestWorld.

State Fair Park
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

State Fair Park is one of the largest and busiest event facilities in the country and is the center of Oklahoma City’s status as “Horse Show Capital of the World.” Other events include concerts, rodeos, auto racing, arts & crafts shows, the Oklahoma Youth Expo, and the annual Oklahoma State Fair, held in September.

For five days near the end of July, the Arabian Horse Association holds its annual Youth Nationals Championship Show here.

Keystone Centre
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

The Keystone Centre is a multi-purpose facility located in Brandon, Manitoba. Westoba Place is the main 5000+ seat arena, home of the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League and the annual Royal Manitoba Winter Fair.

For a week in August, the Keystone Centre hosts Canadian Nationals, the only Arabian Horse Association championship show offering a full range of competition with Canadian flair. Spectators can enjoy more than 200 different classes in Youth, Western, Dressage, Hunter and English disciplines.

Click the PDF to read an article I wrote in 2015 for Modern Arabian Horse magazine's issue 6, about attending Canadian Nationals.


Bienvenue au Brandon

Ford Idaho Horse Park
Nampa, Idaho

The Ford Idaho Horse Park has blossomed into the Northwest’s leading horse facility. With over 110 acres and the ability to house 850 horses, folks come from all over the country to make the Ford Idaho Horse Park their home for their horse show.

The Arabian Horse Association has held its five-day Sport Horse Nationals Championship Show here.

Balmoral Park
Crete, Illinois

Balmoral Park is an iconic venue in the picturesque town of Crete, Illinois, just 40 minutes from Chicago. This 200-acre facility features 23 fully renovated permanent barns and 10 competition rings. The property also boasts a 4,467 seat, mint-condition grandstand and VIP Clubhouse with climate-controlled seating that overlooks all competition rings. The facility additionally offers ample parking for events of all sizes.

In 2019, September 2-7, the Arabian Horse Association will hold its Sport Horse Nationals Championship Show at this facility for the first time.

Expo Square
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Expo Square's exhibit facilities encompass a multitude of options that vary in size and amenities. Each year, millions of visitors experience one of the best event complexes in the country, which features the River Spirit Expo, Exchange Center, Central Park Hall, and the Pavilion.

For twelve days in late October, the Arabian Horse Association holds its US Nationals Championship Show at this facility.

Click the PDF to read an article I wrote in 2012 for Modern Arabian Horse magazine's issue 3, about what there was to do in Tulsa.


Destination Tulsa

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