2018 Silver Dollar AQHA Circuit Show News
AzYQHA Youth
by Dixie Lee
Today I stopped by the AzQHA prize booth at the Sun Circuit and spotted a raffle box.  Before I knew what was being raffled, I was already convinced to buy a ticket because it came with……..COOKIES!
AzQHA and AzYQHA are raffling a Shorty’s 100X Custom Hat at Sun Circuit

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Linda Coakley
by Dixie Lee
Watching this top Select Amateur ride at the Arizona Sun Circuit is always a bit magical, her composure & riding skills are just that great.  I thought it was a great time to catch up with Linda and ask about her new horse and goals for this year.
Linda

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NSBA Donkey Race

If you follow our page on Facebook, you probably saw the fun video we posted live last night from the Sun Circuit of the NSBA Donkey Race. This event may seem like a lot of shenanigans (Which it is) but at the heart of the event is the desire to raise money


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Meet Bubba
by Dixie Lee
It is impossible not to notice Bubba anywhere he goes.  This gorgeous 9 year old Quarter Horse gelding is very popular with his owners, trainers & fans.  He stands out among the reiners not just because of his fabulous color but the muscle and bone on this larger than

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riders cup wed

The NSBA Riders Cup concluded yesterday at the Sun Circuit with many smiling faces taking home checks for their performances.
Wednesday’s classes included Showmanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Horsemanship, Western Riding, and Non-Pro Trail classes as well as Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure classes.  Congratulations to all who took home the cup!


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Riders Cup

The NSBA Riders Cup is happening right now at the Sun Circuit and happy professionals and non pros are walking away with some nice fat checks.  The Riders Cup brings professionals and non-pros together, in pursuit of big payouts estimated at $85,000 for 2018.
Today the competition continues with  Showmanship, Hunt Seat


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Dixie Lee - Day one
We are so happy to have Dixie Lee reporting for us again at the Arizona Sun Circuit. Stay tuned for her blogs and reports live from the show!
Sun Circuit Day One
by Dixie Lee
Anticipating the sun, the sounds & the events of the Arizona Sun Circuit while escaping a winter

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Sun Circuit Candids

Thanks to the Arizona Sun Circuit we have multiple galleries of candids to share with you from the first few days of the show. Our own Dixie Lee is onsite today and will be blogging from the show as the week goes on. 
To view these great candids and keep up with


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Level 1 champions at the 2018 Sun Circuit are in for a nice surprise!
The Arizona Sun Circuit just announced that level one circuit champions in L1 Amateur Western Pleasure, L1 Select Amateur Western Pleasure, L1 Amateur Horsemanship, L1 Select Amateur Western Pleasure, L1 Select Showmanship, L1 Amateur Showmanship, L1 Amateur Hunter


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Sun Circuit Party

The Arizona Sun Circuit AQHA Show is a chance to enjoy the sun, earn big points and PARTY!
This show knows how to treat exhibitors and with the help of their amazing sponsors the Sun Circuit hosts many social events over the show. Today the parties kicked off with an exhibitors lunch


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wrap up

As the 2018 Silver Dollar Circuit winds down for another year we are so honored to have been able to share this week with you.
Being a part of the action and witnessing the triumphs in and out of the ring is what makes our job so much fun. Shows like the


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Tim

Courtesy of Silver Dollar Circuit – Daily Stride
By: Lindsay Perraton
B.T. is what they called the Trail era “Before Tim” Kimura, when Trail was the disjointed, black sheep of the horse show world. “It was always the last class of the day, there were barely any entries, and nobody wanted to


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SMS

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Quirks 2

Courtesy of Silver Dollar Circuit – Daily Stride
By: Lindsay Perraton
We left off yesterday with Jim Searles quick ball changing his way into the Coliseum, but Jim was quick to point the finger at Will Knabenshue, addressing his lucky habit, which I can’t mention at our family friendly show. He was


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Quirks

Courtesy of Silver Dollar Circuit – Daily Stride
By: Lindsay Perraton
Who knew that walking around the Silver Dollar warm up pens while asking the question, “Do you have a lucky charm?,” would spiral into a treasure hunt of sorts. Not only do our trainers have some interesting superstitions, but they were


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