The largest, the most varied and the most exciting horse show in the world will run for the 64th time in 2019. The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show will take place at the incredible WestWorld facility on 14-24 February 2019, and now is the time to start planning your trip.
The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show regularly attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators from around the world. Visit this show to experience the passion of the Arabian horse as well as the tremendous versatility of the breed.
Since 1955, the Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has set the pace in the Arabian horse world. The first show was held at the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, a beautiful setting for a horse show. The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show was a first class show from the very first day.
After the show’s beginnings at the Arizona Biltmore, Ann McCormick bought 150 acres in Scottsdale and made it into the horse facility known as Paradise Park which served the needs of the show for many years.
Since that time, the show has been held at Westworld in Scottsdale. It has grown from 50 horses to nearly 2,400 horses bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world competing for a chance at winning. A win at Scottsdale can mean big money in the breeding barns.
The Scottsdale Show features some 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 Championship’ title. In addition, 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.
Running alongside the show are exciting competitions, gala parties and educational seminars. Then, of course, there is the famed shopping! More than 300 vendors and trade stands offer everything from lavish jewellery, clothing and works of art to boots, saddles and gifts. There is also an international food court, and visitors 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.
If you are a fan of the Arabian horse, then quite simply the Scottsdale Show is a must- attend event. You will find the schedule, and entry forms at our website at scottsdaleshow.com
The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is set against the beautiful backdrop of the Sonoran Desert, making it 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!
The 2019 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is proud to benefit the following charities: Arabian Horseman’s Distress Fund, ASU Western Equestrian Team, SCC Equine Sciences Scholarships and March of Dimes.