There is a phenomenon that happens every time I go to a horse show; I get so caught up with the horses, I forget the time. The quip, "Time flies when you're having fun", totally describes my time at the Scottsdale Arabian Show. I can't believe that on Wednesday, the show is already half over! The youth classes are done and the results are now a part of history. The focus of the show is now directed to the adult amateurs, the professional trainers, and their horses.
Some of the best things about the Scottsdale Arabian Show - and there are many - are seeing all your friends, meeting new people, and making new friends. As I walked around the arenas and through the vendor's retail area, I stopped for a moment as I realized that I was hearing a number of different languages ebbing and flowing...
It is incredibly difficult to describe the scope of the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and the experience of being here. The size of the show grounds requires a comfy gold cart, a motor scooter, or very comfortable shoes. From one end to the other, there are horses - beautiful, talented, athletic Arabian horses - everywhere!
Saturday at the Scottsdale show was filed with beautiful performance classesand beautiful Arabian horses. The morning started in the Equidome with youthexhibitors showing their purebred and half-Arabian horses in hunter, English, sidesaddle, saddle seat equitation, western pleasure, native costume, and more. Thetalent, skill, and most importantly, sportsmanship demonstrated by these youngcompetitors spoke well for their parents, trainers and coaches.
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...
TUESDAY MORNING - FEBRUARY 21 - EQUIDOME - 8:00 A.M. Class 189 575 HA/AA COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING, OPEN To be shown at the walk, normal trot and strong trot. To stand quietly and back readily. To be judged on attitude, manners, performance, quality and conformation. Prize Money $200: 1st - $60, 2nd - $50, 3rd - $40, 4th - $30, 5th - $20 NO HORSE NAME DRIVER OWNER 1189
SUNDAY MORNING - FEBRUARY 19 - EQUIDOME - 8:00 A.M. Class 110 918 YOUTH HALTER SHOWMANSHIP, HANDLERS 14-17 Suitable conservative attire must be appropriate to the manner in which the horse is shown. Handlers shall enter the ring in a counter clock-wise direction on the rail unless otherwise specified by the judge. To enter at the walk or trot according to the
MONDAY MORNING - FEBRUARY 20 - EQUIDOME - 8:00 A.M. Class 155 630 HA/AA WESTERN PLEASURE CHAMPIONSHIP, JTR 14-17 To be eligible, horses must have been entered, shown and judged in a designated qualifying class in the Half-Arabian Western Pleasure section for amateurs, owners or junior exhibitors at this show. To be shown at a walk, jog-trot and lope. To be judged
FRIDAY MORNING - FEBRUARY 17 - EQUIDOME - 7:30 A.M. Class 26 549 HA/AA COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE, JTR 14-17 To be shown at a walk, normal trot and canter. To be judged on attitude, manners, performance, quality, conformation and suitability of horse to rider. It is imperative that the horse give the distinct appearance of being a pleasure to ride. A quiet, responsive