Looking Back at the Redbud Spectacular

More than 15,900 AQHA entries showed up for the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association's circuit May 28 - June 7.

From the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association

Team Wrangler member Bobby Lewis was the open high-point roper at the 2015 Redbud Spectacular and also won circuit championships with CSR Dual Glo. (Credit: KC Montgomery)

Considered one of the top AQHA shows in country, this year, the total AQHA entries at the Redbud Spectacular were more than 15,900 for eight total shows. AQHA entries increased around 1,500 from the 2014 Redbud. Overall, there was a total of 17,720 entries at the May 28 - June 7 circuit at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association believes if you run a quality show, with quality judges, awards, grounds for all disciplines, plus fun for exhibitors, people will come. Our staff runs an efficient show with a superb schedule, which allows for owners, trainers and exhibitors not to be plagued with exhaustion halfway through the event. The hard work and achievements by exhibitors are recognized with more than $100,000 worth of awards throughout the show.

Although the show always comes first, we offer a number of social events for all. The Wine Tasting and Hors d’oeuvres Party (sponsored by Earlywine and Scott Cleaners), free catered lunch for the ropers (sponsored by OQHA, Oklahoma State Fair, and the State Fair Catering), and the Progressive Dinner Party (music provided by Jeff Wood) were a huge hit this year! After all the fun at this year’s Progressive Dinner Party, it has been decided that a dance competition will be started for upcoming years – so bring your dancing boots!

The Redbud Spectacular certainly lived up to its name – it was another “whirlwind of a show!” Thanks to all exhibitors, sponsors, trainers and staff for another great show. This event would not be possible without all of your support. We can’t wait to see you all again next year!

Journal Coverage of the Redbud Spectacular

  • June 1 – The 2015 Redbud Spectacular checks in with more than 15,000 entries and millions in revenue for the Oklahoma City economy.
  • May 31 – Crutches and a sore foot didn't stop Gena Johnson from showing at the 2015 Redbud Spectacular.
  • Jerry Wells Halter Futurity – Kathy Willams and Intended Too win the best-of-show title at the 2015 Jerry Wells Memorial Scholarship Futurity in Oklahoma City.