The National Horse Show and Others
To provide an opportunity for competitive horses from all across the United States to compete in year-end championship finals, the National Horse Show Association of America holds the National Horse show at Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida.
No matter what type of competition or where the horse is from or wherever one wishes to compete, the National Horse Show offers a venue to display the horse's talents against the very best in equestrian competition and that too in the presence of thousands of appreciative spectators. The aim is to advance excellence in horsemanship and get the public more interested in as well as better educated about the diversity in equestrian sport.
Olympia London International Horse Show
There is also the Olympia London International Horse Show that takes place in London, England during the month of December and this is a world famous horse show where the very best compete in activities that include show jumping and dressage as well as displays. There is sure to be amazing sporting action here at Olympia and visitors will be enthralled by the sight of their favorite horses competing against each other.
The show jumping is divided into classes including the Show's most famous and exciting class called the DEI Jumping World Cup Qualifier, the Accenture Christmas Puissance and the Olympia Grand Prix. There is also the Mitsubishi Ride and Drive competition where the competitors need to jump the course, swap their horses for a car drive in a course of cones being clocked and this takes place four times during the show. The FEI Dressage World Cup Qualifier was introduced by Olympia in 2004 and has now become a permanent as well as immensely successful fixture of the Olympia Horse Show and is sponsored by The Berkeley Group Plc and is supported by the Horse & Hound magazine.
Another great horse show is the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona's Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show that has set the pace in the world of the Arabian horse. The first show was held in 1955 at the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and has been a top class show from its very inception. A win at Scottsdale is sure to bring in a pile of money to the winner and is sponsored by the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona which was also incorporated in 1955.