American Miniature Horse Registry To Hold Nearly Record-Setting Show

The best and brightest small equine competitors from across the U.S. and Canada will compete at the 2011 American Miniature Horse RegistryThe best and brightest small equine competitors from across the U.S. and Canada will compete at the 2011 American Miniature Horse Registry

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The best and brightest small equine competitors from across the U.S. and Canada will compete at the 2011 American Miniature Horse Registry National Championship show at Expo Square in Tulsa September 8 – 18.

The AMHR National Championship event is the biggest Miniature Horse show in the world. It will crown national champions in approximately 370 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 1700 horses competing in Tulsa, this years championship will be especially exciting, said Lisa Caldwell, AMHRs breed promotion chair.

Admission to the biggest Miniature Horse show in the world is free. Competition is held all day every day from September 8-18. Spectators can enjoy exciting driving, view majestic teams, thrill at jumping & obstacle competition and be amazed by creative costumes. The complete schedule for the 2011 AMHR National Show is on the AMHRs website at www.shetlandminiature.com under the link for "Events."

This is the ninth year that the AMHR National Championship event has made its home at Expo Square in Tulsa. It has grown since first moving to Oklahoma and now runs a full 11 days. The event brings in nearly $2 million to the local economy. For each horse entered in the competition, there are approximately 2.5 people who support the show. 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 a youth weekend, special awards, give aways and more! Also, vendors will be set up throughout the competition offering everything from tack and grooming supplies to clothing to horse-related jewelry and gifts and more.

"Each year families and horse lovers check out our show and our amazing small equine. We hope more people from the Tulsa area will join us this year, "said Larry Parnell, AMHR chairman and long-time exhibitor at the event. "Mark your calendars for September 8-18 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.