Equine Motorcoach Headed to the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show
(Oklahoma City, Ok.) - All eyes in the Morgan horse world will once again focus on Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as the city showcases some of the best athletes of America's first breed.
Competition begins Saturday, October 6, with three shows daily through Saturday, October 13. Show times will be at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. each day. Admission is free throughout the week with a nominal charge for weekend performances.
Equine Motorcoach™ is part of the commercial exhibit at the national and world championship show. “These championship shows that combine performance breeds and disciplines are a good place for us to showcase Equine Motorcoach,” said Tom Stinnett, designer and co-owner of Equine Motorcoach.
“We continue to evolve our product to respond to the needs of our customers and the market that supports horse enthusiasts,” said Stinnett. “These events have always been a central core of our sales and marketing efforts over the past several years. They have also been a good way for us to take the ideas people have and turn them into innovations that make our vehicles even more useful.
For more than 35 years The Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show has represented the pinnacle of achievement in the Morgan Horse world. It is held mid-October each year in Oklahoma City to permit equal access for exhibitors from all parts of the country. More than 5,000 Morgan enthusiasts attend the show at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. This year, the show will offer over $300,000 in prize money and awards to the owners and exhibitors of the over 1,000 horses competing from 45 states and 4 nations.
The first Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show was held in 1973 in Detroit, Michigan. The show was held in Detroit again in 1974. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma became the current home of the show in 1975.
About the Morgan Horse
The beauty of the Morgan horse lifts the heart. The breed exists solely because it pleases people. It is their heritage.
The Morgan is easily recognized by his proud carriage, upright graceful neck, and distinctive head with expressive eyes. Deep bodied and compact, the Morgan has strongly muscled quarters. The intelligence, willingness, zest for life, and good sense of the Morgan is blended with soundness of limb, athleticism, and stamina. In addition, Morgan thriftiness and longevity have made this breed a good bargain for more than 200 years - easy to love and affordable to own.
The Morgan horse is free moving and calm under western tack or elegant and aristocratic ridden in English style. A tractable temperament allows the Morgan to excel when driving in single or multiple hitches. Companionable and comfortable on a quiet pleasure ride anywhere open skies beckon, working as a sensible partner in a long day of ranch work or endurance riding, waiting alert and ready to enter a show ring, or performing in formal riding disciplines, the Morgan is a versatile horse within a versatile breed. The Morgan horse agreeably adapts to his owner's life style. This first American breed can be found worldwide. Reliable, loyal, tireless, and versatile, a Morgan becomes one with people of all ages and walks of life, sharing the mutual enjoyment in every equine pastime.