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Preparations For AMHA Championship Show Series Underway

AMHA 25th Anniversary Celebration Continues as Reno, Shelbyville, Tulsa Host Championship Show Events

(ALVARADO, TX) - The Road to Nationals. Preparations continue as competitors from around the world ready for the upcoming American Miniature Horse Association Championship Shows. A series of pinnacle championship events for the American Miniature Horse industry, the Association's best will vie for
titles in a total of 145 classes and a chance to continue on to the industry's top event, the AMHA National Show (September 27 - October 5 in Fort Worth, TX).

AMHA Championship Show Series. Championship events will be held for the Western, Eastern and Central regions according to the schedule below. Each day begins at 8 a.m. with classes running throughout the day. Amateur, Open, Youth and Special Needs Individuals will compete in halter, showmanship, driving, jumping, and obstacle. Trade show vendors will also be on hand at each championship show offering fine jewelry, tack, clothing, gifts and more. Admission is free. A complete schedule of events can be found on the AMHA website at

AMHA Western Championship Show
(Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan)
July 24 - July 27, 2003
Reno Livestock Events Center Reno, NV

AMHA Eastern Championship Show
(Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia,
Wisconsin, New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, NS)
August 1 - August 3, 2003
Calsonic Arena at the Celebration Grounds Shelbyville, TN

AMHA Central Championship Show
(Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)
August 8 - August 10, 2003
Tulsa Expo Square Tulsa, OK

Equine Excellence in Miniature. Setting a standard of equine excellence in miniature, athletes competing in the championships stand only 34 inches and under and weigh an average of 175 pounds. The result of nearly 400 years of selective breeding, American Miniature Horses are "miniature" versions of well-balanced horses, possessing confirmation characteristics found in most equine breeds. Found in a rainbow of colors and types, the versatile American Miniature Horse excels in a variety of disciplines including jumping and driving.

AMHA 25th Anniversary Celebration. Twenty-five years ago, a group of dedicated horsemen gathered together to create the American Miniature Horse Association. Their goal was simple to promote the breeding, use and perpetuation of the American Miniature Horse breed, separate and apart from ponies and other small equines. Thanks to the dedication of its members, the strength of its leadership and the support of its corporate sponsors, AMHA continues to hold fast to its mission, build upon its foundations, and grow. Join AMHA at one of its championship events and throughout the year as it celebrates 25 years of the American Miniature Horse, the Horse for Everyone.

Founded in 1978, the American Miniature Horse Association promotes the breeding, use and perpetuation of a standard of equine excellence in miniature. Known as "the horse for everyone", Miniature Horses registered with AMHA must meet the association standards of perfection and cannot exceed 34 inches in height. Headquartered in Alvarado, Texas, AMHA is the world's leading Miniature Horse registry and sixth largest foal-producing equine breed registry with more than 140,000 horses and 12,000 members in 30 countries and provinces. For information, contact AMHA at 817.783.5600 or at


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