For the first time since 1992, when it was held in Columbus, Ohio, the National Appaloosa Horse Show & Youth World Championship is coming back to the Midwest. The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) and the Indiana State Fair Commission today signed a 3-year agreement to hold one of America’s oldest and most prestigious horse shows in Indianapolis, beginning in 2021.
The show dates for each year will be July 5-17, following completion of NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In 2022, the National Show will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in Indianapolis.
The National Appaloosa Horse Show began in 1948 and was first held in Lewiston, Idaho. Over the years, it has moved to various venues across the country. This year, the National Appaloosa Horse Show & Youth World Championship will conclude a successful 8-year-run in Fort Worth, before moving to Indianapolis in 2021. Last year, the show drew participants from 40 states, in addition to Canada, Mexico, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.