The 60th Annual Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show returns to Brandon, Manitoba for the seventh year in a row. Join the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) as they celebrate the beauty and versatility of Arabian & Half-Arabian horses, Canadian style.
The show begins, Sunday, August 13 and runs through Saturday, August 19 at the Keystone Centre in Brandon. Standing alone as the only AHA championship show that offers a full range of competition with Canadian flair, Arabian horse trainers, exhibitors, and their horses travel from all over Canada and the United States to participate.
Spectators can enjoy a variety of classes ranging from halter, Western, dressage, hunter and English disciplines, and much more. Admission and parking for the horse show is FREE to the general public.
Come out and celebrate our Canadian Armed Forces and U.S. Military troops by wearing red on Friday, August 18 for Armed Forces Day, and participate in various activities throughout the day.
If you are interested in learning more about Arabian horses, join us at the show for our Total Arabian Interactive Learning (T.A.I.L.) tours held on the grounds. Tours will be given Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday. Tours give an insider perspective of the Arabian breed and the horse show. To reserve a spot on a tour, email or call 303-597-8251. There will also be a mini museum exhibit featured in our Commercial Exhibit area where you can learn more about the history of Canadian Nationals. The exhibit is open every day of the show. See you in Brandon!
Photo: Jeff Janson
AHA is a major equine association serving 84,000 Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horse owners across North America. AHA registers and maintains a database of more than one million Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses. AHA produces championship events, recognizes over 400 Arabian horse shows and distance rides and provides activities, education, and programs that promote breeding and ownership.
Main article photo: Jeff Janson