At the same time the halter classes were being shown at Wendell Arena, there were a variety of performance classes being held in the Equidome, including Country Pleasure Driving, the exciting Half-Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse, Country English Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Ladies English Side Saddle, and Show Hack - most of these were Amateur classes. Later all of the rings were devoted to performance classes; Reining, Sport Horse, and Working Western Classes gave everyone a variety of classes to choose from to watch.
Saturday Evening was a packed house. Many people had come that night just to see the National Champion Stallion and sire of significance; Echo Magnifficoo. Another huge attraction on Saturday night was the Platinum Performance $5,000 Arabian Liberty Championship. The music was pumping with Super Bass and the crowd cheered for their favorite horses. There is nothing more beautiful than a free spirited Arabian horse enjoying themselves and entertaining a crowd. I swear these horses know exactly what they are doing; the more the crowd cheered - the bigger the performance they gave. It was great fun to watch and the $5,000 prize money makes it even more exciting.
The Sunday morning halter championships are finished and the results are in. The Junior Champion Filly was the 2012 National Champion Yearling Filly, RH Triana, owned by Freeland Farm and shown by Rodolfo Guzzo; the Junior Champion Colt was Hariry Al Shaqab, owned by Al Shaqab, member of the Qatar Foundation and shown by Michael Byatt; The Senior Champion Mare was JJ La Baronessa, owned by Haras Mayed, Fernando and Joaquin de Santibanes, shown by David Boggs; the Senior Champion Stallion and Supreme Scottsdale Champion was Aria Impresario, owned by The Impresario Partners, and shown by David Boggs.
Parties and presentations are happening everywhere. Afternoon performance championships will be in the Equidome and the Scottsdale Signature classes will be underway shortly! If you can't be here in beautiful Scottsdale - watch the classes on iEquine at www.iequine.com
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