ANNUAL FOX TROTTER WORLD SHOW AND CELEBRATION RUNS SEPTEMBER 3-9
AVA, MISSOURI (August 23, 2017) – Hundreds of beautiful Missouri Fox Trotting Horses and thousands of their fans will arrive in Ava, Mo., from Sunday, September 3rd through Saturday, September 9th for the 59th Annual Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association (MFTHBA) World Show and Celebration. Exhibitors and their registered Missouri Fox Trotters will compete for cash, prizes and the coveted title of 2017 MFTHBA World Grand Champion. Horses will be exhibited in more than 115 classes from Sunday through Saturday. Various events outside the arena will be held to highlight the versatility of the State Horse of Missouri. On Saturday, September 9th at 10 a.m., a ranch sorting jackpot presented by Cornerstone Productions will be held on the MFTHBA grounds. Evening activities on Saturday will begin with the induction of members and horses into the Hall of Fame, followed by the final competition and crowning of the 2017 World Grand Champion.
Earlier in the week, attendees will be able to take advantage of a Western Dressage clinic scheduled on Tuesday, September 5th and ranch sorting clinics on Thursday and Friday.
There is a full week of competition that includes classes in model (halter), gaited performance, and versatility (ranch horse, horsemanship, showmanship, western pleasure, etc.) competitions. Throughout the show, vendors will offer everything from food to fashion located throughout the 130 acre grounds. Guests may also enjoy visiting the Hall of Fame and Museum located in the headquarters building, or selecting official Missouri Fox Trotter items at the Fox Trotter Store in the Roy Williams Pavilion.
Regular admission daily tickets are $5, Monday through Thursday, and $6 on Friday and Saturday. Weekly passes are $30.
Any horse owner will enjoy trail rides departing from the show grounds on Monday through Friday mornings. Rides are open to all riders, regardless of the breed of horse and you do not have to be an exhibitor to participate. All horses entering the show grounds will need proof of their horse’s negative Coggins test and a certificate of veterinary inspection.
The MFTHBA show grounds are located in Ava, Mo., on Hwy. 5, one mile north of the junction of Hwy. 5 and Hwy. 14.
For a complete list of events scheduled visit https://mfthba.com/celebration/event-information/special-events/