Inaugural Scottsdale Event
Cutting horse enthusiasts from across the West celebrated the return of a major National Cutting Horse Association event to Arizona by competing at the Scottsdale Nationals. Over 400 horses, their exhibitors and trainers took advantage to show at the air-conditioned WestWorld of Scottsdale, May 4th thru 10th, 2017. With $100,000 added money the competition could not have been tougher for seasoned veterans, and new cutters all competing for cash and prizes.
There is a lot of history for cutting horses in Arizona. Back in the 1970’s Arizona hosted the largest NCHA cuttings in America at the Maricopa feed lots. This new event in Scottsdale was the biggest NCHA cutting in the Grand Canyon State in many years, and is expected to grow. The NCHA is fully committed to growing the Scottsdale Nationals. There is tremendous potential to draw cutters from California, and the rest of the West.
The NCHA Scottsdale Nationals for 2018 promises to deliver with the best from this year, while still making improvements for exhibitors, vendors and sponsors.
The WestWorld show grounds were in excellent condition with indoor stalling, warm-ups and show arenas. It was all first-class and air-conditioned. Covered outdoor arenas, and nearby stalls worked out great, too. Unloading horses indoors was a real plus.
Vendors had great locations for everything from horse trailers to RV’s and even an equine spa. Wrapped around the show arena was a great shopping experience for everything Western.
There was lots of NCHA merchandise, show clothing and all the trim for sale, and priced right. Beautiful chaps and chinks were available along with high quality custom saddles, headstall, silver and more. There were even furs and jewelry for sale.
Plan to show and shop at the Scottsdale Nationals in 2018 NCHA expects over 100 vendors, expected, plus a major; truck, horse trailer, tractor, and RV show, all air-conditioned at WestWorld.
There is plenty new for 2018 including an anticipated art show with working artists. There is free admission and plenty of great seats. Don’t miss it; mark your calendar for the first week in May 2018.
For vending information, or to reserve space call 602-390-3555. To learn more about cutting horse events visit www.ncha.com.