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Arabian National Breeder Finals Returns to Scottsdale Sept. 13-16
By Claire Natale - Tuesday Aug 22, 2023
The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona is excited to announce the return of the Arabian National Breeder Finals at the Equidome of WestWorld in Scottsdale. The esteemed show will run from Wednesday, Sept. 13 to Saturday, Sept. 16 and will showcase the best the breed has to offer in an unparalleled venue.

“We are excited to host the 2023 Arabian National Breeder Finals again this year and welcome the international Arabian community and enthusiasts alike back,” said 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,” said 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 three to six 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. The Arabian National Breeder Finals runs from Sept. 13 to 16 at the Equidome at WestWorld, located at 16601 N. Pima Rd. in Scottsdale. Admission is free. For additional information, visit