Itís reining horse shows (get it?)
Many things make Oklahoma City a notable place—our food, our robust arts scene, the increasing investments in our quality of life—but one thing that should not be overlooked is our affinity for all things equine. Oklahoma City has long enjoyed its standing as the horse show capital of the world, and we’ve got the yearly horse shows to prove it.
Oklahoma City hosts more horse shows than any other city in the world, and pandemic cancellations in other locations have allowed that number to grow in 2020. In November, the OKC-based American Quarter Horse Association World Show will be joined by four other AQHA shows: The Adequan Select World Championship, the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals, the Adequan Level 2 Championship and the Nutrena Level 1 Championship.
The shows are being moved from Fort Worth, Texas and Wilmington, Ohio. Once the AQHA events wrap, reining horses move into the barns for the National Reining Horse Association’s Futurity, being held Nov. 26-Dec. 5. Read more on VeloCityOKC.com about how these shows are impacting Oklahoma City’s hospitality industry and how the events are working to keep participants safe.