It was an honor to have the following judges from around the world.
From left to right: Mike Wilson – USA, Marak Trela – Poland, Cindy Reich – USA, Kathleen Ohlsson – Sweden, Santiago Fornieles – Argentina, Claudia Darius – Germany, Leslie Connor – USA.
By Ally Nelson
It was a warm and sunny four days in Scottsdale, Arizona for the 2023 World Cup. All lovers of the Arabian horse gathered around the lush green polo field of West World to view the contenders for the show, and without fail each class left the crowd in awe of this beautiful breed.
Day one was focused on the amateur classes with the following results:
As the amateurs finished their successes, we moved into the female qualifying classes on Friday and the male qualifying classes on Saturday. All yearling qualifiers went directly to the Championships on Sunday, while the age groups were crowned as follows:
Sprinkling in between the AHBA Auction classes. These classes showcase a breeder’s vision as they have purchased the breeding rights years prior. Once the nominated offspring are of age to compete, they enter the arena all with their eyes set on not only the championship title but also prize money!
With great excitement, the crowd returned Sunday morning for the championships, an accumulation of hard work and passion packed into one morning with the following results: