Did you know that according to Archbishop James Ussher, prelate of Ireland, the world was created on Saturday, October 9, 4004 B.C.E?
Neither did I.
Did you also know that the Arabian horse is the world\’s oldest purebred animal?
I didn’t know that one either.
But I learned them both after attending the 2010 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show.
Held this past February 11-21, the show celebrated its 55th Anniversary this year. Granted there were several wet days – it was a rainy February for the Scottsdale, AZ, but host facility, Westworld Park is equipped to handle all kinds of weather. And there was no denying, Arabian horses attending this event were turned out in high glam fashion. So I thought I would share a few pictures that I snapped at the event.
Once again, the show featured an Arabian and Half-Arabian Reining Futurity Classic and a Platinum Performance Liberty Class.
And the Scottsdale Arabian Show brings in excess of $33 Million to the local economy during its ten-day stint.
Statistically, the Arabian horse public outspends other area visitors two to one, during the show.
And total prize money awarded to competitors, who come from every state and more than a dozen countries around the world, is over $1 Million.
And if that doesn’t impress you, the Arabian stall decorations should…
From yearlings in halter, to costume classes, to sidesaddle to reining events, this show has it all.
And it’s definitely a place to go if you want to see beautiful and talented horses.