The 64th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show heads to WestWorld Feb. 14 to Feb. 24, brimming with new innovations, improvements, opportunities and events. It’s no wonder the Scottsdale show has become the largest equine event of its kind in the world, with more than 2,400 horses coming to town to compete for more than $2.5 million in prize monies. And if that isn’t enough, some 300,000 people from 50 countries come to the Valley to participate, to spectate, buy and sell horses, make new friends and have a great time. Arabian horse followers plan far in advance for the annual pilgrimage. Arabian breeders, owners, trainers, exhibitors and enthusiasts from every imaginable global locale continue to send or bring their finest.
Year after year, the numbers steadily increase. In this uneasy era when most horse shows are cautiously picking their way across economic minefields, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is prospering wondrously. Anyone who has witnessed the show’s exponential growth, even in the past 10 years, can only marvel. Sure, Arizona is the perfect escape from the icy winter blahs, but people are making plans to be a part of something very special right here in Scottsdale, the mecca for the Arabian horse.