Pony Up

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Photo courtesy Casey McBride Photography.

Photo courtesy Casey McBride Photography.

For an unconventional combination of athleticism and adorable miniature horses, make sure to visit the American Miniature Horse Registry National Show coming to the Tulsa Expo Square from Sept. 8 through 18. This celebration of all things Shetland is put on by the American Shetland Pony Club and is full of fun that’s fit for the whole family.

“As the largest miniature horse show in the nation, and possibly the world, you can expect to see these small equine showing off what they do best,” says Susan Galloway, the publications and marketing manager at the American Shetland Pony Club.

“From obstacle courses and hunter/jumper to fast-paced roadster and graceful Liberty classes, you’ll see exhibitors of all ages and abilities – youth, amateur and trainers – that have earned their chance to compete at the national level,” Galloway says.

Although it’s a fierce competition, the atmosphere fosters plenty of lighthearted enjoyment – especially for the younger contestants.

“I have a soft spot for the youth classes and love to see the dedication and passion they display in their classes. The costume class is also a highlight,” Galloway says. And yes – that means delightful children dress up in costumes and ride mini horses. How can you resist?

The show is free and open to the public. For more details, head to shetlandminiature.com.

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