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Appaloosa horse shows sign extension at Will Rogers Memorial Center

Posted Nov. 3, 2017

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Mayor Betsy Price joins Councilmember Dennis Shingleton and Steve Taylor, chief executive officer of the Appaloosa Horse Club, to sign a contract extension. (Photo by Glen Ellman)

The Appaloosa Horse Club of Moscow, Idaho, extended its contract with Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Memorial Center to host two appaloosa horse shows annually through 2020.

“The commitment shown by the facility to maintain, improve and upgrade the premises has created a state-of-the-art equestrian facility that is among the top-rated locations in the United States,” said ApHC President Dena Raggio. “The ApHC is looking forward to continuing our partnership with Will Rogers Memorial Center, the City of Fort Worth and the state of Texas.”

The Appaloosa National Show and Youth World Championship Show has an annual economic impact of $4.2 million, while the World Championship Appaloosa Horse Show has an annual economic impact of $3 million.

Dates for the National Show and Youth World Show

  • June 25-July 7, 2018.
  • June 24-July 6, 2019.
  • June 22-July 4, 2020.

Dates for the World Championship Appaloosa Show will be released in the coming weeks.

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