June 10, 2010 -- The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC), its exhibitors and their Appaloosas will soon begin preparations for the 64th National Appaloosa Show and 2011 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show to be held in Tulsa, Okla. The ApHC has finalized an agreement with the Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority and the Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the 2011 and 2012 events at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at the Tulsa Expo Square. The shows will be held July 4-July 16, 2011 and July 9-21, 2012.
The National Appaloosa Show is the nation's oldest single breed championship event which got its beginning in 1948 in Lewiston, Idaho. This pinnacle event for ApHC members will bring hundreds of exhibitors, enthusiasts and Appaloosa horses to Tulsa for family friendly competition and camaraderie throughout the 13-day event competing for coveted National and World Youth Championship titles.
"The Appaloosa Horse Club is looking forward to Appaloosa competition at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex in Tulsa, Okla. We are anxious to get started with planning the show," says ApHC President Chuck McWhirter, who has been involved in the site selection process and negotiations. "Tulsa is fairly centrally located and easy to get to and the relocation will allow us to showcase the best of our breed to a new audience."
Watch the ApHC website www.appaloosa.com in the coming weeks for more information regarding the 2011 show, including information about the city and the facility. This year's show is June 21-July 3, 2010, in Jackson, Miss.