Arabian Horse Global is eager to bring you the National Show Horse Finals live, online September 13-15th. Broadcasting from Springfield, Illinois, this show is sure to bring three days of action-packed classes from the breed championship!
For those viewers unfamiliar with the National Show Horse Registry, this is a registry created to promote and preserve the combination of the purebred Arabian and the American Saddlebred in one, athletic and beautiful breed of its own. The National Show Horse breed standards include:
Motion. Balanced and obvious power from the hindquarters flowing into an elevated front end, the front legs showing both flexion and extension;
Neck. Very long, set high on the shoulder and relatively upright with fine throatlatch. The neck should be shapely but without a pronounced crest;
Head. Relatively small, short and refined with large eyes and small, well placed ears and a straight or slightly concave profile (a “Roman nosed” or convex profile is not desirable);
Pronounced withers and a very deep and well laid back shoulder;
Proportionately short back closely coupled with a long hip and relatively level top line (moderately sloping croup not to be penalized);
Legs. Correct from all angles with long forearms and short cannon bones in front and long, well angled pasterns front and rear;
Refinement of bone but not lacking in substance, especially in the chest, girth, shoulder and hip;
A relatively high set tail, natural and flowing;
When observed at rest or in motion, the horse must exhibit a natural presence and, when animated, extreme brilliance. The horse must exhibit high carriage when showing or relaxed.
On www.ArabianHorseGlobal.com you will see the best of the breed as this year’s competitors strive to earn roses and the prize money offered in the Grand Championship and Stake classes. You will also witness those winners of the Saddle Seat Equitation Grand Championship earn $2,500 in college scholarships, and on Friday night we will bring you the NSH Stallion Row Jackpot Weanling Auction class, awarding $13,875 to winners! It’s surely a show you don’t want to miss!