National & Youth World Appaloosa Shows return to Tulsa in 2021
The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is pleased to announce the return of the National Appaloosa Show and the World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show to Tulsa Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In a new format designed with competitors in mind, the show will run July 25–August 1.
Also new for 2021, the National Show will award national points under each judge to count toward year-end and lifetime awards, and National Show champions will automatically qualify for the 2021 World Championship Appaloosa Show in that class.
“We are thrilled to be returning to the beautiful city of Tulsa and look forward to working together again with Expo Square and Visit Tulsa,” said ApHC President Deb Dyer. “Our National and Youth World Shows were last held in Tulsa in 2011 and 2012 and were highly successful. The ups and downs of last year have created an opportunity to re-envision the future and we feel confident that our members will be thrilled with both the new format and with the opportunity to compete at this outstanding venue.”
Now in its 73rd year, the National Appaloosa Show is the longest-running, single-breed horse show in the nation. The first National Show was held in 1948 in Lewiston, Idaho. Over the decades the show has been expanded to include multiple levels, ages, and new disciplines.
“Expo Square is excited to welcome the National Appaloosa Show back to our facility. Tulsa and Expo Square are pleased we were selected, and are motivated to continue building our partnership. Our staff is working hard to keep our equine events moving forward in a safe and positive way. We look forward to working together to produce a successful show in 2021, welcome back to Tulsa,” stated Mark Andrus, President / CEO.
Tulsa Expo Square is home to hundreds of meetings, shows, and agricultural events annually, including the Tulsa State Fair. The National and World Championship Appaloosa Youth Shows will be held in the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex inside Expo Square, which offers first-class, multi-use facilities.
The tentative show schedule and all show updates will be posted soon on the National Show page of www.appaloosa.com.
The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) was established in 1938 with a mission of preserving, promoting and enhancing the Appaloosa breed. The ApHC has since registered more than 700,000 Appaloosas, which are known for their distinctive color, intelligence and even temperament. True to their reputation as an extremely versatile breed, Appaloosas can be found in nearly every discipline including racing, endurance riding and serving as reliable family horses. The international breed registry is headquartered in Moscow, Idaho, the heart of the Palouse region—the Appaloosa breed’s namesake and point of origin.