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.

2018 Oklahoma City Horse Shows

  • Prairie Classic Quarter Horse Show (February 7th - 11th)
  • Oklahoma Paint Horse Show (February 17th - 18th)
  • Oklahoma Centennial Horse Show (March 29th - 30th)
  • Better Barrel Races World Finals (April 26th - 29th)
  • OQHA Redbud Spectacular Horse Show (May 31st - June 10th)
  • The Non-Pro Cutting Horse Event (June 12th - 19th)
  • National Reining Horse Derby (June 23rd - July 1st)
  • Arabian Horse Association Youth Nationals (July 21st - 28th)
  • American Quarter Horse Youth World Championship (August 2nd - 11th)
  • Grand National Morgan Horse Show (October 6th - 13th)
  • Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping (October 21st - 27th)
  • AQHA World Championship Show (November 2nd - 17th)
  • NRHA Futurity & Adequan Championship Show (November 22nd - December 1st)
  • World Championship Barrel Racing Futurity (December 3rd - 8th)

*Dates are subject to change.

For more information, contact the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-225-5652 or