Tulsa's Expo Square eyed for big Arabian Horse show
Thursday, June 19th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
Tulsa is in the race for an economic boost. The US National Arabian Championship Horse Show is looking for a new home and organizers have their eye on Tulsa.
It's a move that would bring in millions of dollars a year. The show currently alternates between Albuquerque and Louisville, Kentucky, but organizers were so impressed on a tour of Tulsa, they may bring it here. More than 3,000 Arabians and their owners would come from 44 different states, ringing in an estimated $10 to $12-million a year for five years.
Denny Tuttle with Expo Square says the recent improvements there, part of the voter approved â€˜4 To Fixâ€™ the county initiative, sparked the group's interest.
But to host the show, Tulsa needs two more things, another arena and a parking garage. County taxpayers would have to foot the bill. The issue is set to go before the voters in the fall.