This magnificent 38-acre facility in the Phoenix metropolitan area hosts equestrian activities in both the English and Western varieties, as well as home shows, RV and car shows, concerts, and weddings. Your event will find a home at Queen Creek’s Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, which boasts fantastic weather all year, breathtaking scenery, and exceptional customer service. The Annual Roots N’ Boots Pro-Rodeo is also held at the Centre every spring.
The Arizona Cutting Horse Association, Arizona Reined Cow Horse Association, Arizona Reining Horse Association, Hershberger Performance Horse Sale, and Joan Usher Barrel Horse Racing are only a few of the prestigious organizations that call Horseshoe Park home giving participants and spectators frequent opportunities to participate in common equestrian activities. The following are some of famous equestrian shows and competitions that have taken place at Horseshoe Park.
Shows of Horses
Competitions for various horse breeds and equestrian disciplines are held all over the world, from local to international levels. Most horse shows last one to five days and feature a number of different performances, or groups, in which a group of horses with identical training or characteristics compete for prizes or prize money. Some horse shows are limited to a single breed, while others are “free” or “all-breed,” with classes open to all breeds or breed-specific classes for similar breeds.
Barrel Racing & Pole Bending
Barrel racing and pole bending are timed pace and endurance competitions in which the horse’s physical ability is combined with the rider’s horsemanship abilities to safely and successfully navigate through a predetermined pattern in the shortest amount of time.
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Cutting is a Western-style equestrian sport in which the horse and rider are judged on their ability to distinguish a single animal from a herd of cattle and keep it separated for a short time.
Roping is a series of timed activities focused on the real-life tasks of a working cowboy, who was often needed to catch calves and adult cattle for marking, medical care, and other reasons.
Reining is a Western-style sport in which riders lead their horses through a series of precise loops, spins, and stops. The horse is judged on its ability to follow a predetermined sequence of gestures, which necessitates horses being responsive and in tune with their riders, whose aids should not be visible. With little or no apparent resistance, the horse should be willingly driven or regulated.
Mesa, Arizona is blessed to be the home of so many amazing landmarks. Here’s a short list of our favorites:
- Mesa Arts Center
- Schnepf Farms
- i.d.e.a. Museum
- Vertuccio Farms
- Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
- Queen Creek Olive Mill
- Mesa Amphitheatre
- The Rose Garden At MCC
All of these wonderful landmarks are located just a short distance from our location at 1630 South Stapley Drive, Suite 212 in Mesa, Arizona! Stop by for a visit anytime!
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