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February 18th, 2012

14898_mediumARABHORSE.COM DAILY BLOG: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH, 2012

The 2012 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is off to a great start! The youth classes were full of talented and very serious competitors. It is always fun to watch these youngsters show their horses in all of the various disciplines and classes offered
at the show. From halter to western, hunter, and English pleasure - the Scottsdale show offers every child an opportunity to enjoy the Arabian horse.

The kids weren't the only ones enjoying their horses; the classes for adult amateurs are under way as well with championship ribbons and roses being awarded to the top competitors. It is refreshing to see so many amateur owners showing their horses -the bond they share is clear to see. Watching them fulfill their dreams and goals is very inspiring. One person said that showing at the Scottsdale show was a dream come true and now they could check it off their "Bucket List" of life experiences.

Friday afternoon at Wendell area was standing room only for the Classic half-Arabian halter classes and championships including the Supreme Half Arabian Championship. Friday night offered the first International classes including two divisions of Yearling Colts; January 1 - April 15th and April 16th and Later. Next was the International class for Two-Year-Old Colts, which was followed by the International Junior Colt Championship. The International classes for mature mares began with Mares 4-5 Years Old, 5-6 Years Old, 7 & Older and then the Senior Mare Championship. You can see all of the results of these classes and more at www.arabhorse.com.

It is almost overwhelming how fast the days fly by when you are at the show. One of the best ways to savor the moments is look through all the photos taken by the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show official photographers, Howie Schatzberg and Rick Osteen. These talented professionals have been capturing special moments and creating memories by photographing the show for over 15 years. They have a fantastic staff on hand to help find and order photos from the show. These dedicated
people make a huge contribution to our industry and help make the Scottsdale Show the biggest and best show in the country.

If you can't attend the show this year, you don't have to miss out on the fun and excitement. You can enjoy iEquine's live feed of classes from three of the rings including Wendell Arena, the Equidome, and the Reining arena. It's pretty much non stop action during the entire show. Visit www.iequine.com and watch the show from the comfort of your home and around the world. It's all about celebrating the Arabian horse!


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