Site Updated February 11th, 2021
2021 Scottsdale Spring Festival
March 18-21, 2021
The above link will become active by
6:00pm on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
February 11 - Wendy Dean Memorial Grant Applications Due Soon For Scottsdale Spring Shows
The closing date for submitting applications for the Wendy Dean Memorial Grant for the Scottsdale Spring Festival is Monday, February 15th and for the Scottsdale Spring Classic is Monday, February 22nd. Be sure to visit the Horse Shows / Arizona page to view and download your application. Simply follow the directions and submit for your chance to get up to a $1000 grant to one of the upcoming horse shows!
February 11 - Revised Prize Money Offerings For Scottsdale Spring Festival
USEF rules limit the amount of prize money that shows of different ratings may offer in their various hunter sections and special classes. After getting the exact wording of the rule clarified, CEP is being required to reduce the prize money offered at the first Scottsdale Spring Show to come into compliance. Therefore, the Performance Hunter 3'3" section will now offer $399 for the section (this is the maximum amount allowed to be offered at a Regional I competition in this section) and the USHJA National Hunter Derby will now offer $1500 with a reduced entry fee of $175. These changes have brought the show into compliance with USEF rules. The second week, Scottsdale Spring Classic, remains as published and is unaffected.
January 21 - Wendy Dean Memorial Grant Application Now Available
The application for the Wendy Dean Memorial Grant is now available on the Horse Shows / Arizona page. Click on the link to view and download your copy today.
January 18 - 2021 Scottsdale Spring Shows Prize List And Related Documents Available Online
The prize list and all related documents are now available online for the 2021 Scottsdale Spring Horse Shows. Go to the Horse Shows page and highlight Arizona to view and download your copy today!
December 21 - CEP Welcomes Horse Shows In Elk Grove, California To The CEP Family In 2021
CEP is proud to announce that it will be the management company for most of the hunter jumper horse shows being held at the Brookside Show Park in Elk Grove, California. This beautiful facility, privately owned by Bill Madden and located just south of Sacramento, has been in operation for twenty-five years and includes four show rings lined with huge trees and grass berms, hundreds of permanent stalls, the Brookside Park Cafe for food and beverage service, RV parking with hook-ups, permanent restrooms with showers, a swimming pool to enjoy on warm summer days, awesome spaces for barn hospitality set-ups, wide aisles between show barns with easy access to show arenas, multiple cross-tied wash racks with hot water and a convenient show office and host courtyard. In 2021, CEP will manage the following shows at the Brookside Show Park and Murieta Equestrian Center:
April 2-3 / Brookside Opener (SAHJA)
April 7-11 / Brookside Premier (USEF Regional 1)
June 9-13 / Let's Show Beach Party (USEF Regional 1)
June 24-27 / Brookside Splash (SAHJA)
July 14-18 / Almaden Farms Summer (USEF Regional 1)
September 9-12 / Let's Show Fall Festival (SAHJA)
October 13-17 / Brookside Fall Finale (USEF Regional 1)
October 27-31 / Let's Show Halloween (USEF Regional 1)
Most are USEF-licensed competitions with two being sanctioned by the SAHJA (Sacramento Area Hunter Jumper Association). Click on the Horse Shows / California link above to see dates and download documents when they become available. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Peggy Fackrell and her "Let's Show" horse shows, Bill Madden and his "Brookside" horse shows and Bud & Marianne Thoman's "Almaden Farms Summer" show.
December 21 - CEP Announces New Show Date For NMHJA Spring Fling Horse Show In 2021
Due to anticipated Covid-19 issues carrying over into early 2021, CEP and the NMHJA have decided to move the Spring Fling show, originally scheduled for April, and create a two-week series of shows with the Summer Opener. The new dates will be NMHJA Spring Fling on May 29-31 (Saturday through Monday as that is Memorial Day weekend) and NMHJA Summer Opener on June 3-6 (Thursday through Sunday). Having two weeks of shows at the beautiful Hipico Santa Fe at that time of the year will make it more appealing to those that may want to travel from out-of-state as well as help NMHJA amortize expenses related to move in and move out. So, the tentative 2021 NMHJA horse show schedule is:
NMHJA Spring Fling / May 29-31 (Sat-Mon)
NMHJA Summer Opener / June 3-6
NMHJA Fall Festival / October 1-3
Be sure to mark these great shows on your calendar and we look forward to seeing everyone in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2021!
November 24 - CEP Arizona Show Dates For 2021 Now Available On The Horse Shows / Arizona Page
The show dates for the CEP Arizona shows for 2021 are now available on the Horse Shows / Arizona page. Due to Thanksgiving moving on top of the second week of the Arizona Season Finale shows, there will only be one week in November 2021. In addition, the 2021 USHJA Zone 8 Championship has been moved to the Arizona Fall Classic show on October 21-24, 2021. This was done because of the 2021 AON / USHJA National Championship Horse Show taking place in Las Vegas the same week as the Arizona Season Finale, and the USHJA refused to allow the zone championship to take place on the same week.
November 24 - Email From The USEF Regarding Wearing Masks At CEP Shows
Today, CEP received an email from the USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) regarding photos that were taken at the Arizona Fall Classic in October by exhibitors and sent to the USEF, depicting many of our attendees not properly wearing masks, as mandated by the USEF. As everyone knows, the USEF's Covid-19 Protocol requires that everyone on the grounds of a USEF-licensed competition must wear a mask at all times when not mounted. During the Arizona Fall Classic, as well as the recent two weeks of the Arizona Season Finale I & II, this was a constant problem and horse show management spent countless hours every day running around the grounds asking, then telling, finally demanding, that people put their masks on. The attempt at enforcement of this USEF rule even resulted in the removal of two individuals from the show grounds. Despite the best efforts of show management, many attendees either didn't care or thought it was just a joke, and didn't wear their masks unless the manager or the steward was in sight. CEP is anticipating that these same individuals will be sending more photos to the USEF from the last two weeks, and that these photos may cause issues when it comes to CEP's ability to run USEF-licensed competitions in 2021. In addition, all the USEF needs to do is look at the hundreds of photos from the shows that have been posted on Facebook showing so many people without a mask on. It remains to be seen if there will be some sort of penalty or loss of dates due to the issues surrounding these photos.