Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show returns Feb. 17
The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona (AHAA) announced the return of the 67th annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The world’s largest horse show will run from Thursday, February 17 through Sunday, February 27, 2022, featuring the world’s best Arabians, exciting competitions, a shopping expo and more.
“We are thrilled to announce that the Scottsdale show will return offering guests and spectators the full experience next year,” said Taryl O’Shea, executive director of the AHAA. “Due to the pandemic, things looked different at the last show, but this year’s will be bigger and better welcoming the horse community back to Scottsdale.”
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The 2022 show will feature more than 2,000 horses competing for more than $3 million in prize money. A new class showcasing two-year-old horses competing for a $10,000 prize has been added. Event-goers can also look forward to ranch horse classes testing the Arabians’ ability to perform ranch tasks, proving the uniqueness of this horse as good for pleasure riding, working and agility.
A new immersive experience will also debut this year. The HoofbeatZ USA program will give attendees a hands-on experience to learn, touch and ride while visiting WestWorld during the Show. The goal of HoofbeatZ USA is to introduce newcomers to the world of horses and all the benefits they offer. This interactive experience will be included in the overall event ticket.
The AHAA will also be celebrating the declaration of the first annual National Arabian Horse Day on February 19 with numerous special events and activities at the show. Founded in 2021 by the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona (AHAA), a non-profit organization, National Arabian Horse Day on Feb. 19 seeks to introduce and educate the world on the benefits of having an Arabian horse in your life, thus ensuring the breed’s longevity.
Along with the engaging performances, event attendees will have the opportunity to see exhibits featuring fine art, crafts, clothing and jewelry in the Shopping Expo adjacent to the main arena. More than 300 artisans and entrepreneurs are expected to sell unique goods and offer a wide variety of products and services.
The 11-day event will start at 8 a.m. each day at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road in Scottsdale. General admission tickets cost $15, tickets for seniors are $10, while children aged 12 and under are free. Military Appreciation Day is Tuesday, February 22, 2022, when military personnel and their families can attend for free. A family night will be held on Friday, February 25 giving families free admission beginning at 6:30 p.m. A special general admission ticket good for all 11 days can be purchased for $75. Tickets are available each day at the gate or through Elevate via the website www.scottsdaleshow.com/tickets
The 2022 Scottsdale Show is proud to benefit several charities including Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund, Friends of Vail Foundation, Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge, Horses Help TRC, Scottsdale Community College, March of Dimes, and Youth For Troops.