65th National Appaloosa Horse Show – 2012 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show

Neon Cola Sign and Harvey Stevens - World Champions, Senior Reining (Photo courtesy of Larry Williams Photography)

Today marks Day 10 of the National Appaloosa Horse Show and World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show!  There have been some amazing rides, and a lot of fun is being had by all exhibitors – young and not so young, alike!

We have all results posted (see below to the right of news updates), and many results pages include the win shot like you see here with World Champions in the Senior Reining –   NEON COLA SIGN & HARVEY STEVENS.

If you don’t see results, be sure to refresh your web browser when you’re on the results page to see the very latest!

A special thank you goes out to Karen and Larry Williams and the Larry Williams Photography team for providing some great photographs for our show coverage.  They are the official show photographer, so be sure to go to www.larrywilliamsphotog.com or email Karen to order your favorite shots from the show!


After almost three full days of competition, we’d like to take time out to congratulate everyone who is doing what it takes to get out there in the show pen…great job kids!  So far, there has been a lot of excitement to go with lots of smiles.



Greetings from Tulsa, Oklahoma where the much anticipated Appaloosa National Championship and Youth World Show is underway.  After days of trailers arriving from all over the country, exhibitors and horses have eagerly waited to compete and that moment has arrived.  The first day of classes kicked off with the Walk/Trot Nez Perce Stake Race, 10 and under, with 15 entries.

Photos Provided Courtesy of Larry Williams Photograph


One thing is commonplace with the young people of all ages ….pride.  You can see it in their faces going to check in at

the gate with proud parents following behind.  In each wash stall at 5:30 a.m., making sure each of the spots on their horses were the ones that were supposed to be there.  You can learn a lot about dedic

ation, patience and talent from these youth who are full of enthusiasm for their horses and their breed.

It is truly their breed of choice for a reason, you can see it each time they compete or walk by you in the aisles,  they truly love what

they do.


The nation’s oldest single-breed championship event will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, July 9 -21, 2012.  Competitors of all ages from around the country will come together to challenge themselves and their Appaloosa horses as they compete for cash prizes and prestigious awards at the 65th National Appaloosa Show and World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show. The excitement begins July 9, 2012 and continues for 13 days at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at Tulsa Expo Square. Stop by and check out all the action of the longest-running single-breed horse show in the United States. Now spread around the world, the Appaloosa breed was rescued from obscurity by a handful of pioneer breeders whose first National Show, two years after the end of World War II, drew 50 horses to a small fairgrounds in Lewiston, Idaho. The colorfully spotted Appaloosa is now consistently one of the top favorite horse breeds in the country.

Location: Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at Tulsa Expo Square
4000 East 15th Street
Tulsa, OK 74112

Dates: July 9– 21, 2012


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