International Arabian Horse Community Crowns Champions in Las Vegas
Prestigious Event Open to Public, Arabian Breeders World Cup Event at South Point
(Scottsdale, AZ) — Eyes of the international Arabian horse community focus on Las Vegas, NV Thursday, April 10 through Sunday, April 13, 2014 as the Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance (AHBA) World Cup horse show returns to the South Point Hotel and Equestrian Center on Las Vegas Blvd South for the eighth consecutive year. Some 250 of the finest purebred Arabians in the world, including National and International Champions, compete in this globally acclaimed event. Entries in the 2013 Show represented 26 nations, with the flag of each nation announced during a dazzling flag presentation to open the afternoon of final day. Many owners make a special trip to Las Vegas for this prestigious show. The World Cup show committee welcomes the public to enjoy this unique horse show at the South Point Equestrian Center with complimentary FREE admission. This is a Las Vegas showroom-style production, complete with theatre comfort, and is unlike any other Arabian horse show held in the United States. Classes are judged by a five-member international team using the European-style World Cup Scoring System, similar to renowned shows in Aachen, Germany and the World Championships at the Salon du Cheval in Paris. In a presentation similar to that of figure skating, the scoring results display to the audience after each horse is judged. This is a breed show where horses are presented “in halter classes,” meaning shown by a handler on a lead rope to the halter or head gear the horse wears. The horse is judged by beauty and conformation traits that reinforce standards of excellence for future generations of the breed. The Arabian World Cup is to Arabian horse industry what Westminster is to the dog world. Shopping is part of the World Cup Show experience with the adjoining commercial exhibit area boasting a wide array of merchandise, some of which is unique to the horse show scene. South Point offers a number of dining options for those desiring a full day of relaxing entertainment. A Guest Information Center is also located in the commercial exhibit area. The Center offers an information resource for visitors to learn more about the Arabian horse. Here people can gain better understanding of the competition and how to participate in the fun of Arabian shows. Contact information for any of the magnificent horses or participating farms is also available. The Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Arabian horse and providing opportunities for those unfamiliar with the breed to become acquainted with these horses and get involved in the Arabian horse industry. A special highlight of the World Cup experience is an annual gala, also open to the public. This year’s event will be on Saturday night at the South Point. For details on the Show schedule and the gala, see the Arabian Breeders World Cup website http://www.arabianbreedersworldcup.com.