SOURCE: Marriott International
SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2013) - The Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, the largest of its kind in the world, comes to town February 14th through the 24th, celebrating its 58th year with a show that promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Held at WestWorld, just minutes from this Scottsdale, AZ hotel, the annual horse show and competition draws thousands of spectators from across the globe who come to check out the competitions, galas, educational seminars and Shopping Expo. The show started in 1955 with just 50 horses and today brings nearly 2,400 Arabian and half-Arabian horses and their owners, trainers and breeders from around the world. Horses are divided among hundreds of different classes and are on view in their barns, beautifully decorated for the occasion.
In addition to the horse competitions, the event, held near the hotel, also hosts an international food court and a Shopping Expo with more than 300 vendors selling everything from jewelry and art to clothing and show apparel. Don't miss Family Fun Friday Night on February 22nd, when admission is free for every one after 3pm. On all other days, including Championship Night on February 23rd, general admission is $10 for adults. This year's show will benefit Cox Charities and March of Dimes. For more information, visit www.scottsdaleshow.com/shows-events/scottsdale-arabian-horse-show.
After the show, gather friends and family for a meal at nearby restaurants in Scottsdale, Arizona, which include local favorites such as Old Town Tortilla Factory, Cowboy Ciao, Roaring Fork and Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse. Those who are hungry but too tired for a night out can get beer, wine and a delicious meal in the comfort of this North Scottsdale hotel at The Bistro; share some classic buffalo wings or tomato-mozzarella flatbread before digging into a Bistro burger, turkey BLT or pepperoni pizza.
About the Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River
The Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River hotel near Old Town Scottsdale, AZ, offers a convenient location, comfortable accommodations and the flexibility to create the kind of stay each traveler desires. Located along the Scottsdale/101 corridor, this modern business hotel has created a community for its guests with a state-of-the-art lobby space. Featuring flexible, inviting seating areas and free Wi-Fi, the lobby is the perfect place to meet with clients, mingle with friends or relax with a good book. GoBoard technology offers the latest news, weather and airport information. For breakfast or dinner, head to The Bistro for healthy morning meals and Starbucks® coffee, or beer, wine and delicious dinners. Scottsdale, Arizona accommodations at this LEED-certified hotel offer a dedicated work area with desk, ergonomic chair, numerous outlets and good lighting, high-speed Internet access, a microwave, refrigerator, flat-screen TV and luxurious beds with fluffy pillows, crisp linens and thick mattresses. Those traveling as a group or family should book a larger guest room with two queen beds and a sofa. Scottsdale's best attractions are nearby including spring training at Salt River Fields; shopping, dining and nightlife in Old Town Scottsdale; more than 200 golf courses; and horse shows at WestWorld of Scottsdale. An outdoor pool and well-equipped fitness center are great way to stay in shape. More than 6,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space is available for meetings, social functions and celebrations.