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.











2 comments:

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.