World Equestrian Center | Ocala, Florida
To be inaugurated at the 54th Annual AHAF Holiday Festival Horse Show
NOVEMBER 24-27, 2022

SIX KEYSTONE CLASSES

These six classes will be featured in the Grand Prix Arena at WEC, Friday & Saturday evening, to coincide with additional AHAF Holiday Show classes for that session.  In addition, the sessions will include entertainment performances featuring Arabian Horses, to thoroughly engage the audience of Newcomers present at WEC that weekend for the Holiday Festival of Lights.

$100,000
Palmetto Arabians Purebred Western Pleasure Jackpot

This class will be open to all Purebred Arabian Western Pleasure Horses 3 & Older, with a $100,000 in prize money.

Sponsored by Palmetto Arabians,
Frank & Sara Chisholm

$25,000 AEPA
Arabian Country English Pleasure Pro-Am Challenge

Participants must be AEPA EligibleArabians, and will include one professional rider and one amateur rider for each entry.

Sponsored by Strawberry Banks Farm and Arabian English Performance Assoc.

$TBD
Arabian Hunter
Pleasure Pro-Am Challenge

Participants must Purebred Arabian Hunter Pleasure Horses 3 & Over, and will enter with one professional rider and one amateur rider.


$TBD
Supreme Halter Championship

This Class will be open to all Purebred Arabian Junior Champions and Senior Champions from the AHAF Holiday Show where they will compete for a Supreme Halter Championship and Prize Money.

$7500
Purebred & Half-Arabian
Native Costume Championship

This will be a combined class,
open to Purebred & Half-Arabian Mounted Native Costume entries. The Champion will win a New Kellogg Native Costume valued at $5000+ and cash prizes will be awarded to Reserve Champion and Top Five winners.

Sponsored by Barta Show Horses

50/50
Egg And Spoon
Challenge


This Event will be open to all rider or a Purebred Arabian or Half-Arabian. The entry fee for this event will be split 50/50 (50% to winning rider and 50% to our event charity partners).

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Judging in the

Keystone classes

All of the Keystone Events are aimed to engage our large audience of spectators and newcomers visiting the World Equestrian center over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

The judging of our Keystone Jackpot classes will help us do that by engaging the audience directly with an influence of the results!

2 AHAF Holiday Show Judges 50%
Guest Judge 25%
Crowd Vote 25%

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EXPERIENCE BARN

This event will also be home to The EXPERIENCE BARN.  This barn will be open to all spectators visiting the World Equestrian Center during the Holiday Festival of Lights, on November 25-27, 2022. This barn will offer a variety of hands on opportunities for Newcomers to meet the Arabian Horse up close & personal.

GUIDED TOURS

A series of educational stations will be displayed to allow 8-12 people at a time a hands-on educational experience with the Arabian horse. Stations will include: Vet & Farrier demos, painting a horse, grooming & care, photo opps & riding/leadline opportunities.

LIVE DEMOS
AND CLINICS

The adjacent Lugano arena will offer an area for live demonstrations of Arabian versatility and opportunities to meet, touch and ride Arabian horses.

ARABIAN AMBASSADORS

The EXPERIENCE barn will also house Arabian Ambassador horses that will meet all visitors in a hands-on visiting opportunity.

GAMES, PHOTOS AND MORE...

The experience barn will include Children's Games & Engagement activities to entertain children with the Arabian Horse. Merchandise and even Christmas Card photo opportunities with the Arabian Horse.

Sponsor and Support

keystone arabian experience

Charities

Keystone Arabian Horse experience is driven by The Arabian Promotional Fund, with a goal of promoting the Arabian horse to those communities outside of our own industry.  What better way is there to accomplish that, than to honor both national and local charities at this event.  

In 2022 we are proud to announce that The Keystone Arabian Experience will benefit these worthwhile organizations:

Wounded Warrior Project
Project Hope Ocala
Horses N Heroes of Marion County