Arabians, Half-Arabians and Anglo-Arabians from 28 states and two Canadian provinces will perform in dressage, hunter/jumper, sport horse under saddle, sport horse in-hand, and carriage pleasure driving, entertaining horse enthusiasts with excellent conformation and suitability as working sport horses. After a great turnout in 2011, Sport Horse Nationals will again offer the A/HA/AA 14.2 & Under Working Hunter Exhibition. The class highlights the new division of working hunter horses measuring 14.2 hands or smaller.
Aurora, CO (August 21, 2012) – The Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show at the Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho, September 19-22, features the breed at its athletic best. The youngest of the four national shows produced by the Arabian Horse Association (AHA), Sport Horse Nationals celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year as the only breed-specific sport horse national show in the country. Marking their appreciation for the amateur majority that makes up exhibitors, the Sport Horse Nationals Show Commission will offer daily opportunities to win prizes via a drawing.
On Saturday, September 22, the evening performance features Carriage Pleasure Driving Pick Your Own Route, Carriage Pleasure Timed Obstacles, Sport Horse In-Hand Supreme Champion, Sport Horse Show Hack and Sport Horse Under Saddle.The celebration will culminate at the Annual Progressive Barn Party on Thursday, September 20, from 7 – 9 p.m.Barns sign-up to participate ahead of time and are included on a grounds map that highlights the food and beverage provided by each barn, as well as their location, as tradition dictates. exhibitors and Spectators are encouraged to browse each barn to visit their fellow sport horse taste and enthusiasts test the smoked salmon of the northwest or the potato concoctions provided by the hometown crowd. Free wine will be offered in a central location, sponsored by Markel Insurance.