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Horse shows are planned this summer at Oklahoma State Fair Park

Oklahoma State Fair Park will host horse shows this month and next.
By Scott Amundson, For The Oklahoman Published: July 9, 2014

State Fair Park will host three horse shows in July and August.

Hunters, jumpers

The Greater Oklahoma Hunter Jumper Horse Show is set for July 23-27, with a preview from July 16-20. The U.S. Equestrian Federation rated this show AA, which is its highest rating.

The show is open to any breed and will include thoroughbreds, Appaloosas, American quarter horses, Welsh ponies, Arabians and more. Admission is free.

The first week’s competitions include the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association national hunter derby with a $5,000 prize.

The second week’s competitions include the international hunter derby with a $10,000 prize.

The winners of each Saturday’s Greater Oklahoma Grand Prix events get $25,000.

The show will feature a regional $10,000 Food Bank Welcome Stake and four jumper classic competitions.

The jumps are set up to simulate what riders would find riding cross country, said Margaret Thurston, president of the Greater Oklahoma Hunter Jumper Association.

Show hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 16-17, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 18-19, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 20, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 23-24, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 25-26 and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 27.

Exhibitors from across the country will be at the event in Barn 3, 7 and 9 and the Jim Norick Arena, Performance Arena and Super Barn.

Money from the shows will be donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

AQHA youth show

The American Quarter Horse Youth Association youth world championship show will be Aug. 1-9 in the Jim Norick Arena. The event starts at 8 a.m. every day. It runs until 6 p.m. on Aug. 1, 8 p.m. on Aug. 2-3, 9 p.m. on Aug. 4-8 and 7 p.m. on Aug. 9. Admission is free.

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