Free Arabian Horse Showcase at Stampede Park this week
Calgary – Looking for something free and exciting for the family this week and weekend? The Arabian Horse Association’s Region 17 Championships which is a competition for Arabian horses, showcasing their beauty, agility and heritage, kicks off today at the Agrium Western Event Centre. This event showcases horses in a very different way than Calgarians are accustomed to seeing at the Stampede.
Known as the all-around athletes of the horse world, this elegant and magnificent breed of Arabians are shown in a range of pleasure riding classes, such as side-saddle, English hunter-jumper and dressage, as well as costume classes where audiences will see the horses and their riders in native Arabian costumes.
Everyone is welcome and admission to the event is free* for the general public. It’s something that the whole family can enjoy and an opportunity to learn more about the oldest known breed of riding horse.
WHAT: Arabian Horse Association, Region 17 Championships
WHERE: Agrium Western Event Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary
WHEN: Monday, July 20 to Saturday, July 25
8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily
Event listings: http://www.region17.com/regionalShow.html
*Parking charges may be in effect at Stampede Park. C-Train and public transit is available.
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.
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