Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Day at The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

This is the second time I have spent a day at the Arabian Horse Show in Scottsdale. It is a national show and draws the most beautiful horses I have ever seen. There are competitions of all different kinds, western pleasure, english pleasure, native costume, driving, etc. My two favorites are English pleasure and liberty. In liberty, they bring a horse in and let them completely loose for 2 minutes. They are to run around the ring, show spirit, and watch their handler. It's pretty awesome. Then their handler has to be able to catch them within two minutes. I have a video clip, but I am not sure I am going to be able to get it to load.
The second class I really enjoy was English Pleasure. When the horse do the trot, they have a very fast, high stepping syncopated gait, that is amazing to watch.
I enjoy the halter class and just admiring how beautiful they all are. Here are a ton of photos for your viewing pleasure.

They have a lot of horse related displays. This is a semi/RV. It was completley loaded with granite floors, counter tops, hard wood. It was amazing and bigger than my entire condo.


Stephanie Whipple said...

That looks like so much fun! I'll have to go someday!

Suzanne Barker said...

Stephanie, you are welcome to come anytime! It's lots of fun.