Site Updated February 5th, 2023
2023 Scottsdale Spring Classic
April 5-8, 2023 (Wed thru Sat)
Easter is on Sunday, April 9th
The above link will become active
by 6:00pm on Tuesday, Apr 4th
February 5 - CEP And NMHJA Announce New Schooling Show At EXPO New Mexico On April 29-30
As an opportunity for New Mexico trainers and riders to show locally, CEP and NMHJA are proud to announce a new show date at the EXPO New Mexico in Albuquerque. A schooling show will be held at the fairgrounds on April 29-30 with classes taking place in the indoor horse arena. USHJA Outreach has also been applied for. The show is not licensed by the USEF, thus no USEF Fees or requirements are necessary. CEP's Chris Collman says, "the opportunity to put on a new show in April, in a climate that is a little warmer and probably a little less windy than Santa Fe, was too good to pass up, and we are looking forward to having this show." Chris continues, "having this show at the fairgrounds will also keep things more affordable for the vast majority of NMHJA members who reside in and around Albuquerque." The prize list and all related documents will be available here by March 1st.
February 2 - 2023 Scottsdale Spring Classic Prize List Now Available
The prize list and related documents for the 2023 Scottsdale Spring Classic is now available online. This four-day, USEF National show is scheduled for April 5-8 (Wednesday through Saturday ... no show on Easter Sunday) at Westworld Equestrian Center in Scottsdale. Click here or visit the Horse Shows / Arizona page to view and download your copy today.
January 16 - 2023 CEP Horse Show Schedule Announced
CEP is releasing its tentative 2023 horse show schedule. The Scottsdale, Estes Park and Albuquerque dates are set (except for the Arizona Season Finale), while all Santa Fe dates are still tentative pending availability and finalization of contract. Stay tuned to this website and to CEP social media accounts for the latest word on this year's schedule.
WESTWORLD EQUESTRIAN CENTER - SCOTTSDALE
April 5-8 / Scottsdale Spring Classic / USEF National, Jumper 1 (show is Wed thru Sat as Easter is on Sun)
October 20-22 / Arizona Fall Classic 1 / USEF Regional, Jumper 1 (Zone 8 Outreach Festival)
October 25-29 / Arizona Fall Classic 2 / USEF National, Jumper 2 (Zone 8 Championships & AHJA Medal Finals)
* November 16-19 / Arizona Season Finale / USEF National, Jumper 2 (this date is tentative)
ESTES PARK EVENTS COMPLEX - ESTES PARK
July 19-23 / CHJA Copper Penny I / CHJA Group 2/3
July 26-30 / CHJA Copper Penny II / CHJA Group 2/3
EXPO NEW MEXICO - ALBUQUERQUE
April 29-30 / NMHJA Spring Preview Schooling Show / USHJA Outreach applied
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 (the Arizona Season Finale is tentative at this time) 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.