UPDATE! Scottsdale Classic Results and News
The Scottsdale Classic Futurity & Quarter Horse Show kicked off Thursday, September 27 and will run through Wednesday, October 3, 2012.
Monday, October 1
The hectic pace of the weekend has slowed down. The day was dedicated to reining in arena 4, Trail and Western Riding, western pleasure and western riding in the Equidome, and the evening’s entertainment was the Reining Derby.
The Classic reflects on ten years of sponsorship. Click here to view results from Monday’s Show 5806.
Sunday, September 30
Another busy day, another sunny day. The youth showed in Reining, Trail and English classes. The Equidome took a break in the riding action to watch the Costume Dog Contest.
Photos courtesy Scottsdale Classic: Photographed by Kristen Spinning
Saturday, September 29
The action spread across WestWorld with Youth classes adding to a full schedule of AQHA, NSBA and NRHA classes. In the afternoon, the Equidome filled up with spectators for the $50,000 added Open Reining Futurity. Everyone enjoyed the Futurity Party sponsored by Rancho Oso Rio and Fappani Performance. Results are posted, and we have more photos on line.
Friday, September 28
AQHA and NSBA classes began Friday, and NRHA classes continued. The Equidome saw first round action of the Western Pleasure Futurities, with each division showing some outstanding horses. The Equine Chronicle hosted this evening’s party, with Mardi Gras themed fun and frivolity. A live auction benefitting Rein in Cancer closed out the evening.
Thursday, September 27
NRHA Reining and a Trail & Western Riding Special Event kicked off the Scottsdale Classic on Thursday, September 27. For the first time, Arabians and Half-Arabians competed in NRHA classes.
For the first time, The Scottsdale Classic hosted NRHA Arabian and Half Arabian classes, drawing both Arizona reiners and competitors from around the west. The Arabs laid down respectable runs, proving that they have what it takes to show at a top NRHA venue such as the Classic. Arab classes ran concurrently with the Open, Intermediate Open Limited Open and the Rookie Professional classes on Thursday morning.
The competitors were all very excited and pleased to be here and show what their breed can do. Many also will be showing Quarter Horses later in the week.
Preston Kent, who rode SH Cool Dude to a second place finish, came down from Utah. “It’s really good for the industry,” he said. “Hopefully it will really take off, and more shows will do it. The more we show Arabs at these kind of shows, the more ups our level of performance. It’s also a testament to the NRHA that they are so welcoming. It’s nice to be included in shows like this.”
Click here to view results from Thursday’s NRHA Reining and the Trail & Western Riding Special Event
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