Schedule of Exciting Events at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show...

Schedule of Events for the 60th Scottsdale Show will be posted when available


Behind the Scenes Barn Tours -  will allow spectators to learn about the history of the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, the Arabian horse and what it takes to compete at this prestigious event. The tour will last about an hour and will allow you to meet some of these amazing competitors and their owners.


Essential Elements of Horsemanship-Lee Smith – Regardless of your discipline, Smith can help you raise your level of performance by focusing on the partnership of horse and rider working together in harmony. Smith offers insight, skill and tools to help you enjoy your horse, while developing your horsemanship skills in the process, through feel, timing, balance, and an in depth understanding of equine psychology.


Four Natural Aids to Train - Robert Leary – Bob is currently the Head Coach and founder for Arizona State University’s Western Equestrian team and has been one of the leading instructors at Scottsdale Community College’s Equine program. He has developed programs for Natural Trail Competitions challenging all phases of trail riding. He teaches riders how to utilize the four natural aids to properly train and control a horse in order to maximize the desired response. His methods place you in control and make it fun to ride with more self-assurance. Bob will teach you how to teach your horse to perform at its best, raise your level of confidence and make you a partner with the horse. His methods will help you develop your skills to be a safer and more competent rider.


Meet an Arabian Horse - Children and young adults will have an opportunity to meet an Arabian Horse up close and personal. The horses will be dressed in their Native Costumes and spectators will be able to sit on the horse and have their photo taken. The meet a horse event is free with admission to the grounds.


Meet Sshameless the 2013 Breyer Horse - At age three, Sshameless++, a stunning Arabian, was named the 1995 Reserve National Champion Futurity Colt. Fifteen years later, he returned to Nationals with his new amateur owner Lisa Shover and was named the 2010 Reserve National Champion in Adult Amateur Owner to Handle (AAOTH) Arabian Stallion Halter and Reserve National Champion in Select Western! Sshamless++ and Lisa are the only team to ever win National titles in the performance and halter divisions at the same U.S. National Arabian Horse Show, and Sshameless++ is the oldest Arabian to ever win National titles in performance and halter divisions!


Reining Seminar with Andrea Fappani - Born and raised in Italy, Andrea Fappani followed his dream of becoming one of the all-time leading trainers in the Reining world-wide. His focus and passion for excellence not only made him the youngest Million Dollar rider, but it has put him at the top of the charts as a teacher, clinician and advocate of pursuing exceptional horsemanship.


Mounted Patrol-Scottsdale Police Mounted Unit (SPMU)- Before being allowed out on patrol, the horse and rider attend an intensive 120 hour mounted police-training program.  Due to the dangerous situations the mounted patrol face on the street they’re trained to be able to handle an array of obstacles and arrest procedures


Scottsdale Signature Stallion Meeting - We would like to invite all Scottsdale Signature Stallion – Stallion owners to the annual meeting that will be held at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. We will discuss some exciting changes to the Futurity and Auction and we would like to invite all of the supporters of this very successful futurity to come together to celebrate the success of this wonderful program.


Sport Horse Basics-Philipp Kast - Kast a professional horse trainer for the past 30 years specializes in Dressage and Sport Horse. During the Sport Horse demonstration he will focus on the rules of Sport Horse classes, discuss the proper tack, what the judges are looking for, and preparing the horse for the class.