OKC Horse Shows

Home to more national and international equine championship events than any other city in the world, Oklahoma City is the venue of choice for top national and world championship horse shows, attracting the best riders from across the nation and the globe. And you don't have to know a canter from a gallop to have a good time. 

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You don't want to miss these annual equine events at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds

American Quarter Horse Association World Show

The AQHA World Championship Show is the premier event in the equine industry that starts in late October. Competitors must reach a predetermined number of points to secure a spot in each of the classes. Competitors and their American Quarter Horses compete all year long to qualify for the honor of participating in this annual event and represent the disciplines of English, western and halter. The show brings together exhibitors, owners and breeders of the American Quarter Horse from around the world for three weeks of exciting competition, educational opportunities and a bountiful trade show.

Arabian and Half Arabian Youth World Championships

Experience the Arabian Horse Association's Annual Youth and Mid Summer Nationals, where passionate riders from around the world gather to compete for the coveted champion title. With over 1000 magnificent Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, this vibrant event showcases their remarkable skills and grace. Offering a diverse range of classes in English Riding, Working Western, Driving and the unique Mounted Native Costume class, there's something for every equestrian enthusiast. Join us in celebrating the beauty, athleticism and spirit of these extraordinary horses, promising an unforgettable experience that will leave you inspired and in awe.

Better Barrel Races World Finals

Join us the last weekend in April for the Better Barrel Races World Finals! Barrel racing is a riding competition in which a horse and rider attempt to run a cloverleaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time. With more than 6,000 entries competing for over $850,000 in cash and prizes, the BBR World Finals is the Largest and Richest Division Barrel in the Nation.

National Reining Horse Association Futurity Championship

The best riders in the world compete at the National Reining Horse Association’s premier and most prestigious event, the NRHA Futurity Championships. Under the lights of the historic Jim Norick Coliseum, the mettle of talented 3-year-old reining horses will be tested as they navigate through the signature circles, spins and sliding stops the event is known for. Since its debut in 1966 in Columbus, Ohio, the show has grown from a handful of entries to more than 600 in the main event alone.

Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association Redbud Spectacular 

Come and cheer on competitors as they showcase their skills during the annual Redbud Spectacular Horse Show. This 11-day equestrian show features roping, Western riding, speed events, reining, barrel racing and much more. Watch as riders who successfully compete in their category vie for a spot at the AQHA World Championship Show.


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