Arabian Horses a Youthful Highlight
JUNIOR LEAGUE PARTICIPATION: Members of the Junior League of Tulsa are partnering with the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund (AHDF) to introduce the Arabian horse to several youth organizations in the Tulsa area before the U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, held at the Tulsa Fairgrounds from October 18 through 26. From left are Lindsay Hunter, Laura Dester Chair (Jr. League of Tulsa); Kathie Hart, Arabian Horsemen’s Community member; Audrey Hart, horse owner; Vallejo Moonbeam; Cyndi Kernan, Community VP (Jr. League of Tulsa); Paula Settoon, Community Action Project (CAP); and Heather Duncan, Community Action Project (CAP), director of donor relations.
The Junior League of Tulsa is partnering with the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund () to introduce the Arabian horse to several youth organizations in the Tulsa area before the U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, held at the Tulsa Fairgrounds from October 18 through 26.
The and its volunteers will bring “ambassador” horses to several children’s programs identified by the Junior League, including the Laura Dester Children’s Shelter, the Community Action Program () at Eugene Field and McClure Elementary Schools, and the Youth At Heart after-school mentoring program. Each of these visits will follow the program of the Horse Tales Literacy Project program (), a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy by combining classic horse books with the magic and therapeutic qualities of the Arabian horse.
In addition, a return visit will be made to The Little Light House, where the first brought a horse in October 2012. The success of that trip encouraged the to do more at the Tulsa show this year.
During the show, the invites the public to enjoy a Gala Arabian Horse Evening, to meet up close and personal some of the best Arabian horses in the world at the U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show. The evening is free of charge and is designed to introduce new people to the Arabian horse, as well as to showcase the horses to the Arabian horse community that comes to Tulsa each October for this horse show. Tulsa and area people who may be new to the Arabian horse are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Arabian horse and to meet the community of people that surround these animals. Come enjoy a festive evening at the Tulsa Fairgrounds in the Pavilion Wednesday evening, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m., and share the magic of this great breed.
The U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show is the most prestigious North American championship in the breed’s industry, bringing together thousands of amateur and professional riders from throughout the U.S. and Canada to compete in a variety of events. Produced annually by The Arabian Horse Association, Readers can learn more about the event and the many ways to enjoy it by going to www.arabianhorses.org. Sponsorship of the evening’s gala promotion has been provided by Corporate Partner Markel Insurance, one of the world’s leading equine insurers and an Arabian horse supporter for more than fifty years.
The is a nonprofit dedicated to helping Arabian horse community members recover from unexpected crises, while promoting and educating people inside and outside the breed community about the horse’s qualities. For more information about the , visit www.horsemensdistressfund.com.
The Junior League of Tulsa is a women’s organization committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. For more information on Junior League of Tulsa, visit www.jltulsa.org.