The 51st Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, horses their trainers and their
owners come to Scottsdale to compete in one of the world's largest horse shows
and also one of the most prestigious events. This year over 2,100 horses from
around the world competed in a wide variety of events, including dressage,
jumping, western riding, Hunter English, Sport horse classes and more. A
Champion from each category was crowned. The show people and their beautiful
horses competed for a chance to be declared Scottsdale Champion.
All our judges are USDF dressage and or Sport horse jumper judges and we are
under the rules of USDF and USEF.
The show started Feb 17th and ended yesterday Feb 26th.
Wonderful's son Weltwunder was gorgeous he won the 4 & 5 year old geldings
class and then went on to win the 5 yr. old and over class . He also won the
Championship (20 horses) His manners were wonderful he listened to his
handler and owner Gene Katz despite the loud speakers and thousands of
spectators, it was like the horse was performing in the middle of Disneyland.
He scored an incredible score of % 90.5 !!!!!! Beating
every gelding, stallion and colt all ages, all breeds, both amateur and
open at the show. 229 horses showed in hand
Just some of the marks he received 9 on head & neck, 9 shoulder/saddle postn,
walk 9.5, trot 9.5, _expression manners 9.2, Balance & harmony 9.3
On Sunday with his garland of roses around his neck as he prepared to enter
the Equidome for the parade of Champions he was quickly surrounded by a crowd
of fans and spectators asking to touch his nose and get a picture with him. It
was a large enough crowd that surrounded him so he could not move but
Weltwunder was such a ham he loved the attention and posed with adults and
children and just handled it all like a gentleman.
He also won two second place in dressage at first level and after earning his
Legion of Honor award in December he is already earned over half of his points
towards his Legion of Supreme Honor in only two shows. Most horses it takes
years to earn these awards some it takes a lifetime and he is only turning 4
1/2 years old.
We have some lovely photo's that we should have next week and will send them
Look forward to hearing from you,