The 41st annual American Miniature Horse Association Central Regional Championship show is heading to Hardy Murphy Coliseum this weekend.
For the fifth consecutive year, miniature horses from around the country will make their way to Hardy Murphy Coliseum, hoping to be the best in class.
Over 100 miniature horses will be participating in events throughout the weekend, with the 10 best horses heading south to Fort Worth, Texas, to participate in the AMHA World Championship show in August.
Show manager for the AMHA, Laura Mullen, believes anyone who is interested in horse riding or horsemanship should attend this weekend’s events to see the best-of-the-best horses in the region compete.
“Some of the horses here are very, very talented,” Mullen said. “Some of the jumping horses can jump higher than they are tall, which most full-sized horses aren’t jumping as high as they are tall. They have no rider to make them do it, they have to be willing to want to do it all on their own.”
The doors open each day at 8 a.m., and end around 8:30 p.m. On Sunday, the final Grand Champions will be named around 6:30 p.m.
Admission is free everyday of the event, and everyone is invited to attend.
“I think the miniatures are great, they are a great hobby,” Mullen said. “They are great for kids to learn their horsemanship. It is great for kids to learn horsemanship when they are young.”