About CNAC

In the fall of 2022, a group of dedicated Canadian Arabian Breeders from all walks of life banded together to found a new National Show for the country of Canada with less than 10 weeks to plan it. Canada’s Inaugural National Arabian Championship was held on September 27 - October 02, 2022 in Red Deer, Alberta.

Thanks to a unanimous decision from the board of directors of the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry, the show was able to operate under the auspices of the CAHR on a one-time basis in 2022. A large group of volunteers assembled to operate a home coming “so to speak” to allow Canada to operate a National Show for the benefit of Breeders and Trainers’ across North America for the first time in several years.

In 2023, many new and exciting changes are occurring, firstly the formation of a brand new not for profit society namely “The National Arabian Breed Society”. This new society will be solely be the “stand alone entity” responsible for the operation of this horse show from 2023 forward. Sanctioned in Canada by Equestrian Canada as a Silver Level Show and with a groundswell of support from across North America, CNAC has become the proverbial “Peoples Show”. Founded by the People-For the People of North America. We welcome everyone to Red Deer, Alberta to enjoy a slice of Canadian hospitality.

Our pledge to everyone that comes through our doors, is that everyone that attends our show as an exhibitor, spectator or volunteer will be treated as a V.I.P.

The National Arabian Breed Society

Bob Wasylyk, Gary Millar, Murray Popplewell, Dana Romijn & Tex Kam

The Show

August 12-19, 2023
4847A 19 St, Red Deer, AB T4R 2N7, Canada

2023 Judges: Brian Scoggins, Greg Gallun, Ted Carson
Dressage Type & Dressage Tests Judge: Janet Henderson
Hunter Type & Over Fences Judge: Brad Gabriel
Working Western & Trail Judge: Brian Scoggins

Lead Line Membership is "free" however each lead line child will need to have the AEF Membership for every show they go to. Please make sure you have the correct show name on the AEF form (please click here for the membership form).


Helpful Info

Host Hotel

Official 2023 Host Hotel (Click Here)

Microtel by Windham

126 Leva Ave. Red Deer, Alberta

1 (403) 967-0320

$97.00* per night plus taxes - Double Queen

*Rooms must be booked as soon as possible for discounted rate. Ask for Canada's National Arabian Championship Rates.

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