2013 Pinto World Show Wrap Up by the Numbers
After 13 long days of competition, the 2013 Pinto World Championship Show is a wrap. The last day of the event was June 22nd at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With 1,650 stalls reserved and 2,244 horse and rider combinations in attendance, the 2013 event drew in a whopping 7,798 total entries.
The largest class of the horse show was the Youth Novice Western Showmanship with 70 entries. The largest division was Stock/Hunter type with 1,419 entries. According to show management, Pinto enthusiasts from across the nation came to Oklahoma for the competition this year. 46 states and three Canadian provinces were represented, including Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. The only states that did not see any residents participate were Alaska, Maine, Vermont, and Rhode Island.
By an overwhelming majority, the state of Texas had the most representation with 200 exhibitors. The home state of Oklahoma came in a close second with 113 exhibitors, and California provided 98 exhibitors.
What makes the Pinto World Championship Show such a popular event year after year? PtHA Publication Editor Amanda Bradley says one of the driving forces for continued growth is their all inclusive and versatile showbill.
“Exhibitors love having such a wide variety of classes to show in,” Amanda Bradley says. “There is truly something for everyone and every type of horse. The versatility events allow exhibitors to showcase just how versatile the Pinto can be. They also rave about how PtHA offers High Point awards for so many divisions. It gives the underdog something to work towards that is possible to achieve.”
We have complete results from Days 1-12 of the competition, courtesy of PtHA. Click on each link below to view results for that day. Also, scroll below to view an image browser of around the ring snapshots courtesy of PtHA staff and our very own Gordon Downey.
Equine 2013 Around The Ring Pinto World Championship Show