Calgary- The striking elegance of Arabian horses will be on full display at Stampede Park July 26–30, as Western Canada’s primary Arabian horse association holds its championship show.  More than 200 horses and riders from across the Canadian prairies and the northwestern United States will be competing in a variety of events including jumping, dressage, reining and Western and English pleasure classes.

The public is encouraged to come see the striking beauty of the breed, known for their finely chiseled heads and long arching necks.  Entrance is free of charge for this family friendly event, perfect for the young horse enthusiast. A detailed schedule of events for the Region 17 Championship Show is available here.

WHAT: Region 17 Arabian Horse Championship Show  

WHEN: July 26 -30, 2016

WHERE: Agrium Western Event Centre, Stampede Park          

About the Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west.  The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

For more information, please contact:

Kristina Barnes                                              

Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture

Office: 403.261.0382                                      

Cell: 403.585.4706