Today’s Official Scottsdale Daily News is sponsored by Markel Insurance. Markel is also sponsoring opportunities for education including a seminar in partnership with the Pyramid Society. The schedule is as follows: 10:30 a.m. Seminar – Part A: The Straight Egyptian Horse and Its Global Influence Today, led by international Arabian horse expert Scott Benjamin together with panelists Tara Carpio, Ted Carson, Shawn Crews, Allison Mehta, and Becky Rogers. The seminar will be held in the Al Jassimya International Arena in the South Hall.
11:45 a.m. Social in the Patrons Lounge: Please join us. Space is limited. Please RSVP: e-mail: kdouglas@ MarkelCorp.com or stop by and visit the Markel Booth 34 & 35, which is on the southwest corner of the commercial exhibit hall.
Competition begins in the Al Jassimya International Arena at 1:00 P.M. and will feature Straight Egyptian & Egyptian Heritage Arabian Horses shown in hand.
Immediately Following the Classes: Seminar - Part B: The Straight Egyptian Horse and Its Global Influence Today. Live horses used to show the unique traits of the Straight Egyptian Arabians discussed in the morning seminar.
Stop by the Markel Booth 34 & 35 in the exhibit hall and speak to one of these knowledgeable professionals; Kimberly Douglas, Manager of Arabian Practices, Phyllis LaMalfa, Tami George, Pagan Gilman, Lisa Seger or Deb Witty about your insurance needs or visit the website at: www. arabianhorseinsurance.com
Another special event at the show today will be the Behind the Scenes Barn Tours begin at 10:00 am. Meet at the Barn Tour Office in the North Hall. This your chance to see some of the top Arabian horses in the world up close and personal. These are guided tours that offer you VIP access to the barns and stables area. It’s a lot fun for the whole family.
There will be something exciting and interesting for everyone at the show on Friday – especially youth and families. The day begins with youth performance classes in the AutoNation Ford Equidome Arena, Open and Adult Amateur performance classes in the Al Shahania Wendell Arena, Reining and western horsemanship for youth and adults in the Wells Fargo Advisors Reining Arena and all day, there will be the most classic competition of all, the dressage classes, which will be held at the Markel Insurance Arenas 6 & 7. Classes will continue throughout the afternoon and there will be evening classes only for youth in the AutoNation Ford Equidome Arena starting at 6:00 pm.
There is a very special bond between children of all ages and the Arabian horse. These horses are best friends, confidants, courage boosters, teammates, partners, babysitters and more. Yesterday’s classes for youth owners and handlers included novice amateurs to some very accomplished young equestrians. You could see the hope and determination as they entered the areas, and you could see the look of pride and accomplishment when the left, knowing they and their beautiful, kind, gentle Arabian horse did their very best. It’s not just about the ribbons, it’s also about having fun with your friends and family and learning some very important lessons along the way. Here in Scottsdale there are many farms that offer riding lessons in every performance division – from English to hunt, to western and reining – Scottsdale has it all. Check out the Scottsdale Guides that are available all around the show grounds to find the names of farms near you.
Here is a tip to be able to enjoy the show even more… if you have a question about an aspect of the show, ask questions. I think you will find people are pretty nice and willing to share their passion for the Arabian horse. Who knows – maybe you will be the one showing here next year! See you ring side.
Thanks to the official show photographers, Howard Schatzberg/Rick Osteen Photography. Be sure to stop by the booth to order your Scottsdale photos.
Legend Crest Training Stable
Legend Crest is a full service facility located in Auburn, Indiana. Legend Crest historically and currently is the home of many Nationally recognized horses. It is the combined focus and passion for the Arabian horse that has joined Joyce Ventruella and Dr. Gary Davis to seek and attain several stallions and mares of exceptional lineage. The foundation pedigree of our bloodstock is the legendary lines of Aramuss, GG Samir, Brass, Gai Parada, Echo Magnifficoo, Ali Jamaal, Bey Shah, and Padrons Psyche. With our foundation stock we hope to preserve the classic look and type of the Arabian breed. One of the primary goals of our efforts at Legend Crest is to raise beautiful and athletic Arabians, that
Blue Star Farms
Blue Star Farms is located in the foothills of Murrieta, California, in a place known as La Cresta. Once known as Zorro’s hideout, it is today a unique and thriving horse lover’s community unlike any other place. Here we enjoy weather and scenery that is reminiscent of Tuscany and Santa Ynez. Lush pastures and a world class customized FCP horse barn make for great accommodations for World Class Arabians.
Windy City Farm
Windy City Farm is a comprehensive stable that breeds, trains, and shows at the local, regional and national level. They offer excellent services and support for their amateur and youth clients. WCF is owned and operated by Mary Alexander and is located just south of Portland, OR in Mulino. The farms breeding program is geared towards producing halter and performance pure bred and half Arabians that are not only beautiful but trainable performance horses. Arabians are inherently beautiful as well as athletic. With thoughtful planning and care, we strive to bring these two elements together in one package. WCF takes advantage of the latest breeding advances and technology,
Sage Performance Horses
Stephanie Sage has worked with some of the most respected and successful trainers in the industry in all disciplines. She is pleased to announce the opening of her own training facility in the heart of Texas horse country offering personalized training programs and care. With a very limited number of training horses being accepted, each client and horse will receive a level of service and attention not found in most large training facilities. Whether hunter, western, country or English, Stephanie is a rising star in the industry creating successful and happy show horses in the open, amateur and youth divisions.
Arabian Photos & Videos
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Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show News for Saturday, February 13, 2016
Today’s Official Scottsdale Daily News is sponsored by Athala Arabians of Scottsdale, Arizona, owned by Athala King. You are invited to contact Athala to make an appointment to come out and visit her ranch in North Scottsdale. The ranch is surrounded by the peaceful Arizona desert, which is the perfect place for Athala to breed and enjoy life with her beautiful Arabian hose. Her herd includes straight Egyptian Arabians with horses relating to Ruminaja Ali, Imperial Imdal, Nabiel, Thee Desperado and other notable Egyptian sires. Athala has created a place of serenity and beauty, where her horses are treated with kindness and respect, and are appreciated for their historic value as well as for the contributions
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