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Appaloosa Horse Club to Host 55th National Show and World Championship Youth Show in Oklahoma City

Moscow, Idaho-The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) will be hosting the 55th National Appaloosa Horse Show and Appaloosa Youth World Show in Oklahoma City, Okla. June 24-July 6, 2002.

Over 1,200 Appaloosas and 3,000 exhibitors will compete in over 190 youth, open, and non-pro classes for Championship titles.

The first six days of the show are dedicated to the World Championship Youth Show. Youth exhibitors have the opportunity to participate in a variety of classes to demonstrate their skills and talents with horses both in and out of the show-ring. Youth also participate in several other social and educational activities including Appaloosa Youth Association meetings, a speech contest, a dummy roping, a stall decorating contest, and the Team Tournament Parade on Saturday, June 29.

The nation's oldest single breed championship event in the country, the National Appaloosa Show, will begin Sunday June 30. For seven days exhibitors will compete for titles, money, and prizes in classes ranging from Team Penning to Reining. Additionally the Appaloosa Pleasure Horse Association and the Appaloosa Cutting Horse Association will be hosting classes; providing competitors with added money.

Highlights of the show include the fifth annual Challenged Riders Leadline class for the physically and mentally challenged, Most Colorful at Halter, Horse Against Horse games, Youth Year-End Awards Banquet on Sunday, June 23, and Year-End Awards Banquet on Sunday June 29.

Spectators can also take part in the 2002 Shoppers' Delight Trade Show where vendors will be displaying a variety of merchandise from western apparel and jewelry to custom embroidery and horse trailers.

The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) invites everyone to attend the World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show and 55th National Appaloosa Show. Both shows will be filled with a variety of exciting classes, events, and special activities. ADMISSION IS FREE!

Agile, intelligent and distinctively colorful, Appaloosas excel in a variety of events, and are beloved around the world for their even temperaments and reliability. Since 1938, the ApHC has served as the international breed registry and is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of this versatile breed.

For more information contact the ApHC Show Dept. at (208) 882-5578 ext. 400 or



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