2014 AQHA World Championship Show Kicks Off Today

Exhibitors at the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show are saddling up and bringing their A-game to the show pen for the first day of stiff competition in Oklahoma City. Classes begin at 1 p.m. in the Jim Norick Arena at State Fair Park with prelims in junior and senior pole bending, junior and senior barrel racing, plus amateur stake race.

 

The AQHA World Show has a variety of events and activities for competitors, friends, family and spectators, including free Nutrena Ride the Rail/Ride the Pattern clinics taught by AQHA Professional Horsemen. The first Ride the Rail/Ride the Pattern clinic, featuring horsemanship, will be tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. in the Performance Arena. Other free clinics this week include trail, hunt seat equitation, ranch horse pleasure and showmanship. See the AQHA World Show schedule for the tentative list of clinics and times.

Attendees can also look forward to receptions and parties during the show, beginning Monday evening at 5:30 p.m. with an exhibitor party in Barn 3. For more information on special events at this year’s show, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.

The AQHA World Show is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse owners and exhibitors around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the classes representing English, over fences, western, speed, cattle and halter events. More than 3,610 entries from the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Mexico and Switzerland are competing for 100 world championships at this year’s event.

Be sure to check the full tentative schedule at www.aqha.com/worldshow