Show About More Than Horses

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 5:26 pm
By: News On 6

By Rick Wells, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- There is much more to the Arabian Horse Show at Expo Square than just Arabian horses.  There is more than an acre of retail space, full of everything you can imagine and some things you can't.

There are lots of gorgeous horses in the Ford Truck Arena.  But, when the horses are warming up before the competition, there are plenty of things to look at.

There are fancy outfits, shoes for show horses, shoes for people showing horses, and the list goes on.

There are more than 1,900 horses in Tulsa for the show and a walk through the stall area was really something.

There are dozens of hospitality areas set up by breeding farms and trainers, like Vallejo III up at Grand Lake.

"We have customers from all over the country and they are here in Tulsa for two weeks.  We want to make it as comfortable as we can for them," said Kathie Hart.

She said the Arabian Horse Show is their Super Bowl, so there are TVs and big comfy chairs.

Maybe for the first time, the QuikTrip Center is full of horses, too.

There's almost 65,000 square feet of retail space, lots of art, rugs, furs and jewelry for both horses and people.

The U.S. Nationals continues through Saturday evening at Expo Square.