Behind the Scenes Barn Tours -Tours will be at 10am and 2pm on specified days. You will need to meet at the East End of Entry Tent.
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.
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. www.leesmithdiamonds.com
Mounted Patrol-Scottsdale Police Mounted Unit (SPMU)- West Brown - The Scottsdale Mounted Police unit will demonstrate some of their police techniques as mounted officers as well as training methods to ready their horses for street and crowd control.
Sport Horse Basics-Philipp Kast - A professional horse trainer for the past 30 years, Philipp 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.
eyeD™ Iris Scan Technology for Horses - No more branding or tattooing. No more relying on markings. Equine identification has evolved to more advanced methodology. Global Animal Management (a subsidiary of Merck Animal Health) has developed a 21st century approach with eyeD™ iris scan technology. Accuracy, simplicity and security are key eyeD trademarks. No two irises are alike, making eyeD the most accurate equine ID method. An iris scan is 99.9 percent accurate – more accurate than a human fingerprint. In addition, eyeD is completely non-invasive, eliminating stress to the horse and horse owner. To take the scan, a veterinarian – using a special camera – captures images of both eyes at a distance of 10 to 14 inches. The process takes just a few seconds. Verification to confirm identity is done just as easily. The eyeD identification can be attached to information such as health certificates, Coggins tests and interstate movement certificates. For more information and to enroll in eyeD, contact your local veterinarian or log on to www.eyed.com.
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.