2016 Arabian & Half-Arabian Youth National Horse Show to
be Held in Oklahoma City
(16-June-29) − AURORA, COLO. – The 2016 Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse
Show and Shopping Expo is set from July 23 to 30 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Youth
Nationals is free and open to the public.
Youth exhibitors will have the chance to show off their hard work over a week period in a variety
of classes. Classes will range in every discipline from English pleasure to working cow horse, to
driving and more; showing the versatility of the Arabian horse.
For those wanting to learn more about the Arabian horse, the Total Arabian Interaction Learning
(T.A.I.L.) tours will be held July 23 - 30 and are free to the public. With T.A.I.L., parents and
youth will gain exposure to horses through hands-on learning stations, a museum exhibit and more!
Visitors get up-close and personal with Arabian horses and learn educational facts about the breed.
The program's goal is to make people feel comfortable, welcome, and informed
about Arabian horses. Reservations are required; contact Brenna Whitlock, Youth and Family
Programs Coordinator at 303-597-8251 to reserve your space.
The public will have a chance to browse the shopping expo from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily in the Jim
Norick Arena. Vendors will have art, jewelry, clothing, kids’ toys, equine accessories and much
Lots of activities go on during the show and are available and open to the public. Youth exhibitors
will participate in the Parade of Regions at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24. Each region
will decorate a golf cart according to the theme of Go for the Gold. The golf carts will drive down
Chisholm Trail and throw candy and treats. Bring your families and kids as this event is free to
Plus, join in the fun with us on social media. Make sure to take a picture of your favorite moment
at the parade and post on Instagram or Twitter with hashtags #ahaYNL16 and #ahaBlueRoom for your
chance to be featured on AHA social media websites. Follow AHYA on Twitter at
@AHAArabian, Facebook at Arabian Horse Association, Instagram at @arabianhorseyouth and
SnapChat at AHYNeigh to keep up on everything during the show. Check out the
#ahaBlueRoom at the show or on the web for more contests and updates.
The13th annual Arabian Professional and Amateur Horsemen’s Association (APAHA) Youth Nationals
Clinics will be held 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday July 21 in the Performance Arena. Clinicians
featured will be Joe Reser and Joel Kiesner. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact
Kathie Hart. Event is open to the public.