FUN IN THE ARIZONA SUN - THE 2015 ARABIAN NATIONAL BREEDER FINALS By Beth Ellen Hunziker FRIENDS AND FAMILIES ENJOYED THE ARIZONA SUN AND THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BREED IN THE WORLD - THE ARABIAN - at the Fifth Annual Arabian National Breeder Finals, September 30 - October 3, 2015 at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona. Once again, the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona (AHAA) hosted the star-studded international event, which drew horses and people from around the world. Scottsdale is the unrivaled capital of the Arabian breed, thanks in large part to the efforts of the AHAA, which has assumed a leadership role in the community with their innovative concepts, teamwork and support of the
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.