World’s largest Arabian horse show returns to Scottsdale
The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona (AHAA) is returning for the 66th annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The world’s largest horse show runs Thursday, February 11 through Sunday, February 21, 2021. To ensure the safety of the riders and teams along with the community the show will be closed to the public. Instead, fans, families and enthusiasts will be able to watch live, real-time video of the competition or tune into recorded videos later.
“This competition is vital to the Arabian horse community and we are pleased to be able to host it again this year,” said Taryl O’Shea, executive director of the AHAA. “While the event maybe quieter this year, we know the competition will still be intense. With more than 2,000 horses competing and more than $3 million in prize money, this year’s event will continue to showcase the best of the best as riders vie for the coveted title of Scottsdale Champion.”
There are several options to watch the competition. A day pass is available for $9.99 or fans can access the full event for $49.99. A schedule of each day’s events is posted to the website, outlining what class is competing and when. Viewers can watch on their TV or smartphone. Detailed instructions on how to watch are provided on the website.
The AHAA is committed to producing a safe and compliant event following all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for sanitation and social distancing. Only participants and essential personnel will be permitted on the grounds.
For the first time ever the Scottsdale Signature Stallion auction will be online. Beginning on Monday, February 1 at 9 a.m. MST and ending on Saturday, February 20 at 9 p.m. MST this will provide international interest access to these amazing animals. One hundred and fifty horses have been nominated to be part of the auction. This auction raises money to fund the largest prize money program for young Arabian horses in the industry.
The 2021 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is proud to benefit several local charities including Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge, Horses Help TRC, Scottsdale Community College, and Youth For Troops.
The 11-day event starts at 8 a.m. from Feb. 11-21. To access the live-stream or videos visit www.scottsdaleshow.com.