This past April, a diverse group of equine enthusiasts gathered at Varian Arabians in Arroyo Grande, California for some serious fun. The event, “The Varian Hands-On Clinic”, featured guest speakers, expert horsemen and women: Lester Buckley, Brett and Marjie Becker, Jaime Hernandez, and Mike Perez who assisted the participants in taking their horse skills to new levels. This was truly a hands-on experience with many people bringing their own personal horses to the event so they had a chance to work with them and be guided in new techniques by the coaches. Many others attend the event to listen, watch, and learn. It was a shared experience with everyone helping and encouraging one another. The first day consisted
The 2015 Arabian Breeders World Cup, from April 16-19th in Las Vegas (USA), was another memorable show experience. This year marked its ninth anniversary as one of the world’s top showcases for Arabian horses. Known for its international appeal, competitors and guests travel from all over the world to participate. Denis Schoukens, from Belgium, was in attendance to support his son Glenn, of Schoukens Training Center. He shared, “I have been to the Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas several times and without a doubt, this year's show was the best. In many ways the World Cup reminds me of the top European shows. The staging and arrangement of the arena was excellent. It was quite elegant and nice for the people to watch and enjoy and it was an ideal set up for the handlers to present the horses. The great horses, great breeders and special friends made it a show to remember."
The South Point Hotel and Casino has been the home to the ABWC since the beginning. It is a unique locale as show participants and guests can actually stay where the show is being held—which makes for exceptional convenience. The Hotel was opened in February 2006 and is the only one in Las Vegas to offer equestrian facilities. It hosts over 60 shows annually, of various disciplines and breeds and offers 4600 seats with 1200 stalls—ample room for even the largest expositions.