Site Updated November 12th, 2022
2023 Scottsdale Spring
April 5-8, 2023 (Wed thru Sat)
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November 12 - Bad News About The Scottsdale Spring Horse Shows
Unfortunately, the Scottsdale Spring Horse Shows, which have been a staple of the hunter jumper scene in Arizona for many years, will no longer take place due to Westworld throwing them, along with several other long-standing events, off the calendar to make way for the reining show, which will now take over the entire facility for two straight weeks in March. Thus, CEP will only be able to host one four-day show on April 5-8, ending on Saturday due to Sunday being Easter.
CEP's Chris Collman says, "I knew that this day would come for many years ... the day that CEP and its hunter jumper horse shows would be tossed aside in favor of events that had more 'economic impact' since that is all the City of Scottsdale cares about. They don't care about long-standing events that have been taking place for 20+ years, long-standing business relationships of more than 30 years or any type of tradition. This year, we lost the Arizona Season Finale in November ... next year, we are losing the Scottsdale Spring Horse Shows in March. At one point over a decade ago, CEP produced and managed seven hunter jumper horse shows at Westworld ... in 2023, that number will be down to just three."
Chris continues, "that is why I made great efforts and invested a lot of money into trying to establish hunter jumper horse shows at other venues in Arizona, particularly at Horseshow Park in Queen Creek and Horse Lover's Park in Phoenix. Neither effort worked and no other options became available. I even reached out multiple times to the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson about moving or creating a few shows there, and couldn't even get a return call. I've been saying for well over a decade that the hunter jumper shows in the valley (Phoenix / Scottsdale area) are in jeopardy and we need to find another venue. Well, between this year and next year, they have all but been wiped out."
CEP only has three shows on the schedule in 2023 in Scottsdale, unless other dates can be found and secured or another facility can be located or built. "I'll continue to do my best for the exhibitors of Arizona, and would welcome any offers or suggestions as to how to go about this ... I just hope we can find something before Westworld takes away the remaining dates and leaves us with nowhere to show in the valley." says Chris.
October 29 - CEP Releases News About The Greenway / CEP Equitation Classic Program
Please click on the GREENWAY / CEP CLASSICS link along the top navigation bar for news regarding the Greenway / CEP Equitation Classic program moving forward.
October 28 - 2022 Greenway / CEP Equitation Classic Champions Crowned
Congratulations to the newly crowned champions of the Greenway / CEP Equitation Classic Finals. Riding to the top of the 2'6" section was Ayah Ibrahim, who rides with trainer Betty Beran at Smoke Tree Ranch. The champion of the 3'0" section was Jennifer Thomas, who rides with trainer Renae Coates at RCR Farm. Finally, the winner in the 3'3" section was Sarah Bell, who rides with trainer Lucy Alabaster of Sweetwater Stables. Congratulations again to everyone who qualified and participated in this year's final and especially to our champions!
June 28 - Arizona Season Finale Canceled for 2022
The 2022 Arizona Season Finale, scheduled for November 17-20 in Scottsdale, has been canceled for this year. The facility, Westworld Equestrian Center, gave the date to the Arabian American Cup Championship Show for this year, leaving us with nowhere to hold our show. The facility offered rings and stalls the week before (Nov 10-13), but that is the date of the Tucson Fall Classic and trying to run two USEF-rated competitions on the same week in Arizona just doesn't seem like a good idea.