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The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is Celebrating 62 Years!

The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is Celebrating 62 Years!

The 62nd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show will take place at the City of Scottsdale’s WestWorld on 16-26 February 2017. The largest event of its kind in the world, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show routinely attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. Experience the passion of the Arabian horse and its versatility at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. The show draws more than 2,400 of the world’s finest Arabian and half-Arabian horses for 11 days of thrilling competition, with horses travelling from around the world in pursuit of the coveted ‘Scottsdale Champion’ title. These magnificent animals and their owners gather to celebrate this exciting show where more than $2,000,000 in prize money is offered, luxurious trophies can be won, and wonderful awards are given to the best in the world. With more than 1,000 colourful classes, there is always something exciting to see.

Scottdale - Champion

In addition to exciting competitions, gala parties, educational seminars and an international cuisine court, the event features more than 300 vendors and trade booths, offering everything from lavish jewellery, clothing and works of art to boots, saddles and gifts. Guests also can stroll the luxurious, exotically decorated stabling areas in which the horses are housed. Each year, the show has a variety of family friendly events such as meet an Arabian horse, behind the scenes barn tours, educational seminars, paint a pony, and camel rides to name a few. New in 2017, the show will also have a petting zoo and pony rides so young new equestrians can get some practice.

Scottsdale - girl cuddling horse

This will be a must-attend event if you are an Arabian horse enthusiast; with the expansion of breeding division, we anticipate the best collection of breeding stock anywhere in the world. Check out the new up and coming horses and for the straight Egyptian breeder, we will be offering straight Egyptian classes to showcase this core bloodline.

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Scottsdale is not only the world’s largest display of Arabian horses, but it offers a multitude of activities that help promote the Arabian horse to the world. Scottsdale is the mecca for the Arabian horse, with its shows and Arabian horse farms it is a great place to see touch and feel the world’s finest Arabian horses! If you are an exhibitor the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show presents an unprecedented halter/breeding showcase opportunity that offers prize money and abundant marketing opportunities for breeders and purebred Arabian horse enthusiasts. You will find the schedule, and entry forms at our website at

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Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Sonoran Desert, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is a great vacation destination as there is so much to see and do in Scottsdale. The excitement from the show is sure to inspire, the scenery of the desert is sure to allow you to relax but best of all will be the discovery of new friends and wonderful experiences. Please plan to join us in Scottsdale in February!

Quick Facts: 2017 Scottsdale Show Data
Event: 11 Days
Attendance Expected: ~ 311,000 people
Horses Entered in Competition: Over 2,200
Shopping Expo: 306 Commercial Exhibitors
Website Exposure: ~74,670 visits/month
Economic Impact to City of Scottsdale: Over $57,879,005
(200 study – Rich Wetzel, Tourism Development Consultant)
Live Feed Exposure: 1,254,010 page views/2016 show

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