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Arabian Horses Head to Illinois for 2019 Sport Horse Nationals

by Edited Press Release from the Arabian Horse Association | Aug 29, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Aurora, Colo. - Join the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) in celebrating the beauty and versatility of the Arabian horse at the 2019 Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show from September 2-7 at Balmoral Park in Crete, Ill.

Celebrating its 17th anniversary, this unique show is the only sport horse competition offered by a breed association. Spectators will enjoy around 120 different classes, including dressage, speed jumper, and carriage pleasure driving. Competition begins with dressage in hand and under saddle classes on Monday, September 2.


On September 5, the public is invited to attend Barn Night and the dressage horse perspective jog, with a classic and Western dressage musical freestyle event to follow. A Calcutta auction will be held in conjunction with the class. The winning bidder will receive 50 percent of the proceeds, with the remaining 50 percent going to the Arabian Horse Foundation and the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center.

Newcomers looking to learn more about the Arabian horse can take a behind-the-scenes tour with the Total Arabian Interaction and Learning (T.A.I.L.) program. Tours will be held on Friday, September 6, at 2 p.m. and Saturday, September 7, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. They are free and open to the public. To attend a T.A.I.L. Tour, please RSVP at [email protected] or call 303-696-4505.

Special Events Schedule

Learn more about the AHA Sport Hose National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show.

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The Arabian Horse Association is a recognized affiliate of US Equestrian. Keep up with Sport Horse Nationals and the Arabian horse by following AHA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Visit the US Equestrian Learning Center video library to learn more about the history and heritage of the Arabian horse and other recognized breeds and disciplines. Join the conversation and follow US Equestrian on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Use #JoinTheJoy.

Photo by: Don Stine Photography