Horse Show & Sale
2013 Horse Show Schedule |
2012 Horse Show Results |
2012 Horse Sale
2013 Horse Sale Results | 2013 Schooling Schedules
Held in the National Western Events Center, horse exhibitors from across the
nation look to the National Western as a premier equine venue resulting in more than 13,000 entries shown during the 2012 National Western Horse Show. The horse show includes one of the top-five American Quarter Horse shows, a six-judge American Paint Horse show and the famous Draft Horse and Mule show. In addition, there are US Equestrian Federation approved shows for hunters and jumpers, and an open division, which is open to all breeds and include pleasure equitation and driving classes.
Some breeds, such as Quarter Horses, Paints, Draft Horses and Mules are shown in both performance and halter classes. Halter judging can be compared to a beauty contest, with the judge's decision based on conformation and the relationship of form and function for each animal. With the exception of most Draft and Mule competition, no separate ticket is necessary to watch these horses being judged.
Listed at right are some of the breeds and the classes in the Horse Show that vary from day to day. Be sure to check the Horse Show schedule for your favorite breed or class and enjoy the show. (With the exception of the National Western Grand Prix and Gambler's Choice, all other AQHA, APHA and open classes and championship finals may be attended free with a National Western grounds admission).