AlbuquerqueAt the 15th Annual Youth National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show (Youth Nationals), the hot young Nashville group Emerson Drive with the #1 hit song Moments, will bring their 12-piece band to Albuquerque in what is sure to be one of most memorable events ever seen at Youth Nationals.

The group recently cracked the Country Charts with the #1 hit song Moments, and their new single, You Still Own Me was released Monday, July 16, and could well follow that into the Top Ten. It's another track from their "Countrified” album. The verses have an infectious melody, the choruses are catchy, and the boys show how good they are at close multi-part harmonies without overdoing it.

They will appear live on the Box car Stage at Expo New Mexico, on Wednesday, August 1, with guest Harvard graduate turned singer/songwriter, Liz Carlisle.

Tickets are on sale through At only $15 per ticket, it’s a great opportunity to take the whole family to see a hot young band on the way up!

The Youth Nationals will celebrate its 15th anniversary in Albuquerque, N.M., when it returns to Expo New Mexico July 28-Aug. 4, 2007. According to the Visit Albuquerque, this event brings approximately 5,000 attendees to Albuquerque generating 2,553 room nights and more than $4.4 million in direct spending.

This year's show will feature 1,000-plus horses from across the United States and Canada, competing in 128 classes in a wide variety of disciplines. Competition starts Saturday July 28, and runs through Saturday, August 4. Classes run from 8 a.m. through 10 p.m. each day and are divided into morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Admission to all performances is free for the duration of the show. Last year’s event drew 6,000 spectators. Prizes such as saddles, plaques, ribbons and trophies are part of the award mix.

Free horsemanship clinics that are open to both exhibitors and the general public will be offered on English and reining on Saturday, July 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Horse Arena. The top National Reining Horse Association money winner Shawn Flarida will be a guest clinician along with professionals Crystal McNutt and Joel Kiesner.

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AHA is a major equine association serving 44,000 members across North America. It registers and maintains a database of more than one million Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses and administers more than $3 million in annual prize money. AHA produces championship events, recognizes close to 400 Arabian horse shows and distance rides and provides activities and programs that promote breeding and ownership. For information about Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, call 303-696-4500, e-mail or visit