Horse Previews Magazine website - Posted on 05/07/2001; 2:00:00PM.

News from the Appaloosa Horse Club: Appaloosa National & World Champions to be Named in Oklahoma City

Moscow, ID - Competitors in over 190 youth, open and non-pro classes will be competing for Championship titles at the World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show/ 54th National Appaloosa Show this June 25 - July 7, 2001. Over 10,000 Appaloosa exhibitors and enthusiasts will congregate for the 13-day affair at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Scheduled for the first six days is the 1st World Championship Youth Show, formerly known as the National Youth Show. Youth exhibitors will demonstrate their talents in and out of the show-ring, as they compete in various classes and participate in the Appaloosa Youth Association meetings. Other educational and social opportunities during the Youth Show include a stall decoration contest, a team tournament parade, a dummy roping contest, a speech contest, a youth ice-cream social and an exhibitors' party.

Scheduled for the last seven days is the 54th National Show, the nation's oldest single breed championship event in the country. Exhibitors will compete in a variety of classes from Reining to Most Colorful at Halter. The Appaloosa Pleasure Horse Association and Appaloosa Cutting Horse Association will also be hosting classes; providing opportunities for competitors to earn added money.

Some of the highlights of the show include the fourth annual Challenged Riders Leadline class for physically and mentally challenged riders, the Youth Year-End Awards Banquet on Sunday, June 24, and the Year-End Awards Banquet on Sunday, July 1, where several ApHC members will be recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. Also, don't miss your opportunity to visit the Shoppers' Delight Trade Show for an opportunity to browse through a wide variety of merchandise.

The Appaloosa Horse Club invites you to attend the World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show/54th National Appaloosa Show filled with exciting events for everyone to enjoy. ADMISSION IS FREE! The ApHC, located in Moscow, ID, is the international breed registry for Appaloosa horses. Since 1938, the ApHC has served an association of members dedicated to preserving, promoting, and honoring the tradition, history, and heritage of the breed. For more information, please contact the ApHC Show Department at 208-882-5578 ext. 400 or visit for online details.

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