The Arabian National Breeder Finals returns to the Equidome of WestWorld in Scottsdale from Wed., Sept. 13 to Sat., Sept. 16, showcasing the best the breed has to offer.
“We are excited to host the 2023 Arabian National Breeder Finals again this year and welcome the international Arabian community and enthusiasts alike back,” says Melissa Schalles, executive director of the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona. “This event is a boutique-style horse competition, that will include breeding and performance competitions. If you’ve never seen an Arabian horse, this is a wonderful opportunity, that will entertain both longtime fans and those who are new to the horse arena.”
Inspired by the passion for the Arabian horse, the Arabian National Breeder Finals is a show that offers an exciting stage for the Arabian Horse to compete. The focus for this year’s event will be to roll out an outstanding halter/breeding showcase that will offer prize money, prestige, and opportunities for breeders and Arabian horse enthusiasts. With up to 300 horses competing, this special event is like the Westminster of the horse industry.
The Arabian National Breeder Finals competition consists of a series of different performances, called classes, where some of the best Arabian and halter horses in the world will compete for over $85,000 in prize money and the coveted title of Finals Champion.
“We’re looking forward to the different classes included in this year’s show,” says Schalles. “The Liberty Class allows horses to run free in the arena without a rider, the Weanlings Class highlights the younger horses that are around 3- to 6-months-old, and the Performance Class and Arabian Native Costume Class, which are always a crowd favorite.”
The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona is proud to benefit these worthwhile charities: Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund, Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge, Hoofbeatz USA, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, March of Dimes, Scottsdale Community College Equine Science program, Youth for Troops, to name a few.
The four-day event will also feature exhibitors selling jewelry, clothing, and equestrian artwork, as well as food and drink. Admission is free.
Equidome at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale