American Mini Horse National Show Coming To Tulsa Fairgrounds

Thursday, September 9th 2021, 6:23 pm
By: Matt Rahn

TULSA, Oklahoma -

Competitors from across the country are in Tulsa right now for the American Miniature Horse National Show.

Organizers at the competition say there are about 1,800 horses involved, making it one of the largest shows of its kind in the world. One of those horses is Flash, there with his handler Kelton Holm. He's no stranger to competition, saying he's been competing nearly his whole life.

"6 years,” Kelton said. 

“Wow, how old are you know?”

“7,” he said.

Kelton and his mom Shauna walked out to the arena Thursday morning where he joined other kids his age to compete in the Halter Class, showing judges how well he can handle his horse.

 "The young people are our industry. I mean if we don't have kids, we're not going to have adults to show. Young people are everything. I mean that's our future," said Alan Dial with the American Shetland Pony Club.

 He says this is just one of the many events happening through September 18th at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex. All of which are free to attend. 

"They do everything through the week. They're going to have obstacle classes, jumping classes. We have driving and performance classes. You know there's a class there for everything," he said.

 As far as the Halter Class competitors, Kelton walked away with a win in his age group.