For $10, today's deal gets you two general-admission tickets to the 56th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show (up to a $20 value), held from February 17 through February 27. Admission is always free for children 12 and younger.
Join hundreds of thousands of spectators in eyeing more than 2,500 Arabian and half-Arabian horses competing in equestrian events of all sorts at Westworld. View the schedule to see the times and places at which different breeds will trot to plan out a horse-viewing venture. Equestrians and admirers alike can take a break from the action by perusing the hundreds of vendor booths, which stock jewelry, show apparel, gifts, and more, and satiate horse-sized appetites at the international cuisine court. Free educational demonstrations take place most days, ensuring that all attendees leave with eyes, ears, and brain full of horsey knowledge.
- Considered the first major show of the season, Scottsdale's show is billed as the world's largest Arabian show and attracts lovers of the breed – Sonja Haller, Arizona Republic
- After enjoying the horses, shop 'til you drop at the vendor tent where you can purchase riding gear and even gifts and jewelry. – Elizabeth Rose, Examiner.com
Arabian Horse Association of Arizona
In 1955, 50 horses and their handlers gathered on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel for the first Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. Over the next 58 years, the event moved twice—first to Paradise Park, then to WestWorld—and grew to nearly 2,500 participants. Today, the 450 members of the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona, which was incorporated the same year as the horse show, help to oversee the annual flagship event. Many of the members also serve as competition judges, work to foster youth participation in the equestrian arts, and raise awareness about which tiny hats look best on thoroughbreds.
The annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show draws competitors from local Arizona farms and across the country. The showcase gathers thousands of horse enthusiasts for seminars, competitions, galas, international cuisine, and more than 300 vendors. Though the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona holds the show as its main event, it also oversees the Arabian Breeder Finals, a halter and breeding showcase; the annual qualifying America Cup Championship; and yearly endurance rides and stallion auctions.
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