Arizona National Partners With Sun Circuit

Exhibitors can compete at the Arizona National Quarter Horse Show January 4-7 then the Arizona Sun Circuit January 9-17 in Scottsdale.

From the Arizona National Livestock Show

“The Arizona Sun Circuit is excited to be working cooperatively with the Arizona National Livestock Show in 2016 to offer exhibitors more AQHA shows on their January visit to Arizona," said Doug Huls, Arizona Sun Circuit show director. (Credit: Journal)

The 52nd annual Arizona National Quarter Horse Show, set for January 4-7, 2016, has some exciting new changes! The show will be triple judged this year and run prior to the Arizona Quarter Horse Association Sun Circuit, which will provide more opportunities for exhibitors to participate in additional shows gaining more points in one location over a week. A new entry deadline is also set for December 1, 2015.

The Arizona National Horse Show is slated for January 2-7 at WestWorld in Scottsdale. The event will kick off with the 4-H/Future Farmers of America Horse Show January 2-3, followed by the Quarter Horse show January 4-7.

Arizona National Executive Director Michael Bradley shared, “The Arizona National is very pleased with the opportunity to work closely with AQHA and the Arizona Sun Circuit in addition to our longtime friends at the Arizona Quarter Horse Association. We see tremendous benefits for all our organizations and most especially for the many Quarter Horse exhibitors, owners and trainers that will enjoy the value of Scottsdale in January.”

The Arizona National Horse Show has had a long standing relationship with the Arizona Sun Circuit, which typically followed Arizona National by a few weeks. The new change this year will allow greater opportunity for Quarter Horse exhibitors and out of state participants a chance to enjoy the amazing Arizona weather.

“The Arizona Sun Circuit is excited to be working cooperatively with the Arizona National Livestock Show in 2016 to offer exhibitors more AQHA shows on their January visit to Arizona. Due to date conflicts at the WestWorld facility, the Arizona National will be held January 4-7 and the Sun Circuit January 9-17. The show will work cooperatively to ensure exhibitors stalls can be utilized throughout both circuits,” said Doug Huls, Arizona Sun Circuit show director.

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Arizona National is pleased to also continue the 32nd annual 4-H/FFA Horse Show and fifth annual Youth Horse Judging Contest January 2-3.

“WestWorld is thrilled that Arizona National and the Arizona Quarter Horse Association have joined forces to provide a more unique opportunity for the horse-show exhibitor. These two horse-show producers are doing something different and great, and at the best horse show facility in the country. We wish all involved the best competition and experience,” said Brian Dygert, WestWorld general manager.

A detailed schedule and premium book will be available in September online at www.anls.org. For additional information, contact Arizona National at 602-258-8568.

The Arizona National Livestock Show is a non-profit organization is dedicated to “Growing the Future.”