australian ugg boots National Arabian horse show in Tulsa
National Arabian and Half Arabian Championship horse show that is happening through Saturday in Tulsa.
This annual horse show, which started Friday and continues through Saturday at Expo Square, 21st Street and Yale Avenue, draws thousands of people from all over the world every year to watch the more than 1,800 horses compete for national championships.
The show and the shopping expo are free and feature more than 70 vendors selling merchandise that isn limited to horse enthusiasts.
“I think that there is room for everybody who comes to the event,” said Terri Deering, aka The Hat Lady, whose business is a fixture at every Arabian Nationals and other major horse shows around the country. “There’s fun stuff, kids stuff, guy stuff, girl stuff, dog stuff, both high end and low end stuff. Lots of fun things, and everyone here is really nice.”
Shoppers may be surprised at what they can find in the many booths.
For the shopper looking to buy something unique, there are hand tooled boots, beautiful patterned totes, adorable stuffed toys like a longhorn steer and ponies and tiny bejeweled purses. Also find crystal, cut glassware, sculptures, embroidered jackets and hoodies, lots of leather, beautiful pleather, and wonderfully hand painted flasks.
For the girl who has a little Carrie Underwood or Miranda Lambert in her, Cactus Rose has all sorts of fashions, hand tooled leather bags and totes with pops of crimson and turquoise, embroidered jackets, tops, skirts and more.
“It’s more Western, and it’s universal,” said Martha Speer, the Denver based owner of the booth. and in between.”
Sassy cheetah print fingerless Ugg gloves ($20) are lined with fur and are perfect for texting, said Sandi Holien, of Leather Renditions, from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Her shop is filled with leather and faux leather coats for men and women, furs, scarves with scarf candy (a jeweled accessory), silk screened jean jackets, outerwear and tops. “Everything is at a price point that people can have fun with and it’s affordable.”
Anyone would dazzle in The Hat Lady’s flashy ball caps ($50) or bedazzled belt buckles, ranging in price from $99 to $199. She also carries a line of totes and bags in colorful dog and cat patterns among many other types of wares.
For a horse competitor, there are saddles, bridles, blankets, show attire and dazzling costumes for the mounted native costume classes and more.
Go Spur 1 Apparel is filled with vest sets (shirt paired with vest for $55), pearl snap shirts ($25), boots ($54.99) for kids and many other clothing items for anyone age 6 months up to adult men and women.
For those looking for that special gift, Lesley Rand Bennett of Bennett’s Fine Jewelry has stunning pieces including a 14 karat gold and diamond hunt whip bracelet for $8,900, and her extensive lines of equestrian and traditional jewelry.
“We have non horse related everything from children’s clothing and some toys all the way to jewelry, and we’re talking full spectrum price wise,” said Eri Hook, sales coordinator for the Arabian Horse Association.
“We have more costume type jewelry all the way up to the very high end jewelry and two furriers. There are also fashion vendors mostly women’s but also really nice boots, scarves, buckles, jeans, tops of all kinds and vendors that have hair accessories plus T shirts to mouse pads that have the official show logos and things like that.
“There’s lots of custom blingy jackets, and the Running W does the custom embroidery jackets with logos or whatever you want. We do have a vendor that also has some really beautiful decorative items like ceramics and lamps and things like that. Plus, of course, everything for the horse person.
“That’s the thing we want people to know is that it’s not just horse things,” Hook said. “There are so many things for people to look at very unique items you wouldn’t find at a retail store. National Arabian Show Shopping Expo
Where: Exchange Center, located on the south side of the Ford Truck Arena at Tulsa’s Expo Square
The main entrance is located one block west of the corner of 21st Street and Yale Avenue.
Cost: Parking and admission are free. National Arabian Half Arabian championship horse show draws to Tulsa thousands of elite equine athletes that can trace their heritage back centuries to the deserts of Arabia. These exotic horses, along with their riders and handlers, travel to Tulsa once a year from all over the United States, Canada and abroad to compete in a variety of competition including Western and English performance and halter. This year’s event includes more than 1,800 horses.
The event continues through Saturday at Tulsa Expo Square. There are no classes on Wednesday night due to a special charity event.
Competition, continuing through Saturday, is held in the Ford Truck Arena, Mustang Arena and the Pavilion with morning, afternoon and evening classes. Some arenas may have competition at the same time.