Horse Show Capital
Home to more equine events than any other city in the world, Oklahoma City is the venue of choice for more than a dozen top national and world championship horse shows, attracting riders from across the nation - and world - each year.
Not only do Oklahoma City horse shows provide family fun entertainment, they make a substantial contribution to the city's economy. Total estimated economic impact of all Oklahoma City horse shows exceeds $126.5 million each year.
Citizens gave the nod to Oklahoma City's western heritage in 2004, when they voted to increase the hotel tax, which is financing a bond to pay for upgrades and continuous improvements to State Fair Park equine and livestock facilities. Providing top-notch showing facilities secures the city's position as Horse Show Capital of the World, helping it retain current horse shows and pursue new shows.
Equine organizations around the world are noticing the state-of-the-art, 21st century complex at State Fair Park. The complex will feature nine barns, VIP RV parking, exercise areas and a conference and meetings facility. Learn more about the renovations at State Fair Park.
2013 Oklahoma City Horse Shows
- International Finals Rodeo (January 18 - 30)
- Oklahoma Youth Expo (March 15 -26)
- Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association Spring Show (March 27 - 31)
- Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo (April 4 - 6)
- Oklahoma Centennial Horse Show (April 11 - 14)
- Southern Plains Farm Show (April 18 - 20)
- Better Barrel Races World Finals (April 24 - 28)
- Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association Redbud Spectacular (May 30 - June 9)
- Non Pro Cutting (June 11 - 18)
- National Reining Horse Association Derby (June 23 - 29)
- Battle in the Saddle (July)
- GO Hunter Jumper Horse Show (July 17 - 28)
- AQHYA World Championship Show (August 2- 10)
- ShootOut Barrel Racing (August 16 - 18)
- Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Range Roundup (August 23- 24)
- Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show (October 12 - 19)
- Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping (October 26 - November 3)
- American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show (November 9 - 23)
- National Reining Horse Association Reining Futurity (November 28 - December 7)
- World Barrel Racing Futurity (December 10 - 15)
*Dates are subject to change.