About Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
The 54th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show February 12-22, 2009 is the largest Arabian show in the world drawing over 2200 of the world's finest Arabian and half-Arabian horses for a week of thrilling competition in pursuit of the coveted ?Scottsdale Champion? title. These magnificent animals and their owners gather from around the world to compete for more than $1,000,000 in prizes in more than 640 colorful classes.
In addition to exciting competitions, gala parties, educational seminars and an international cuisine court, the event features more than 300 vendors and trade booths, offering everything from lavish jewelry, clothing and works of art to boots, saddles and gifts. Guests also can stroll the luxurious, exotically decorated stabling areas in which the horses are housed.
Each year the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show raises thousands of dollars for local charities. Some that have benefited from recent shows include the March of Dimes, Cox Charities, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Phoenix Children?s Hospital. For more than fifty years the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona has been a supporter of charitable organizations and will continue to support such endeavors this year. Club members estimate that over the years, more than 100 charities have benefited substantially from the event.