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Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show ~ February 15-25, 2018

Let's go someplace warm!   A horse show in Arizona!

Excitement is already building for the 63rd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, held at WestWorld in sunny (hopefully) Scottsdale, AZ.   

One of the crown jewels of the Arabian show-horse industry, Scottsdale has grown from its start with only 50 horses back in 1955, to over 2400 horses today.  Horses, trainers, breeders, and owners travel from all across the globe to compete in this prestigious, world-renown event.  

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Not only are there many beautiful horses to see, The WestWorld showground also hosts a veritable mall of shopping opportunities for horse-related items, fashion, jewelry, boots, leather goods, health and skin care products, and so much more.

Families can enjoy many activities that are FREE with paid adult admission (Kids 12 & get in free), including:

  • Ice Cream Social
  • Ceramic Horse Painting
  • Dog Costume Class
  • Behind the Scenes Barn Tours
  • Round Pen Demonstations
  • Ride-Meet-Learn About Arabian Horses

On Tuesday, February 20th, military families will get free admission all day.

The 2018 Scottsdale Show will benefit the following charities:  

  • The March of Dimes
  • Arabian Horseman's Distress Fund 
  • Arizona State University's Western Equestrian Team
  • Scottsdale Community College Equine Sciences Scholarships

Spring Training Clinic ~ March 10-11, 2018

GKCAHA welcomes trainer Tom Theisen, who will present a 2-day training clinic at Glass Horse Farm, 19121 S School Rd,  Raymore, MO.  

Details will be announced soon.  

For more information and to reserve a spot, please contact Mike Grimm at 617-429-1732, or  


Mo-Kan Border Bonanza Horse Show ~ April 27-29, 2018

Our show will be held one week earlier in the year than our usual weekend, so plan accordingly.  The website has been updated and the Premium Book will soon be online.  Please visit the show's website for detailed information.

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Greater Kansas City Arabian Horse Association


The Greater Kansas City Arabian Horse Association was chartered in 1964 as the original Arabian Horse Association (AHA) affiliate for the Kansas City area.   Each year the Club co-sponsors the Mo-Kan Border Bonanza, a major Region 8 & 11 dual-qualifying Class A  Arabian horse show.  ​GKCAHA also sponsors a successful one-day All-Breed show on the Pony Express circuit, and participates in the American Royal horse show, a Kansas City tradition steeped in history.  Among the social events the Club hosts, our Midwinter Celebration is an annual tradition for all members, honoring the High Point winners of the show season at a dinner and presentation of awards.   

Pictured left:  Harvey Kemper on Baby Doll


The Greater Kansas City Arabian Horse Association (GKCAHA) has an active membership of Arabian Horse enthusiasts from Kansas, Missouri, and surrounding states.  Many of our members serve on Regional and National AHA Committees, and are active as workers and exhibitors at the various National Championships.   The GKCAHA Youth Group has nurtured many current adult members of the organization and has activities planned throughout the year.   GKCAHA offers several types of memberships to allow participation from every type of Arabian enthusiast. 


To foster the use and improvement of the Arabian Horse by promoting ownership, training, and breeding of Arabian, Half-Arabian, and Anglo-Arabian horses by promoting and providing opportunities for exhibition/competition using Arabian horses; and by engaging in educational, promotional, recreational, charitable, benevolent, and social activities connected with these purposes.