Horse lovers, prepare to be delighted. This fall and winter, Scottsdale offers a bevy of equestrian events showcasing the city's prestige and cultural flare.
The season has already kicked off with the Arabian Breeders Finals at WestWorld of Scottsdale, hosted by the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona. The four-day event (October 12 to 15) provides visitors an opportunity to cheer on some of the world's most distinguished Arabian horses.
Horse lovers will be joined by car enthusiasts on November 5 during The First Annual Polo Party - Horses and Horsepower , hosted by the Arizona Polo Club, Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction and the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona. The polo match at WestWorld includes a "stomping of the divots" at halftime and offers a sneak preview of the rare cars up for bid during Barrett-Jackson's annual auction in Scottsdale.
Equine events continue into 2012 with the Arizona Sun Circuit garnering international attention January 28 through February 5 also at WestWorld. The event offers visitors the opportunity to attend eight Arizona Quarter Horse Association shows and several free clinics presented by prominent horsemen. More than 100 vendors will be in attendance, making the event a great opportunity to shop for all things unique to the Southwest.
Then in February, the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona will return to WestWorld for their signature event - The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. The 10-day spectacle, which runs February 16 to 26, is both an exposition and horse show. With six arenas and plenty of events, the Arabian horses compete for highly coveted awards against the backdrop of Scottsdale's breathtaking Sonoran Desert.
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