2018 Press Release

The 12th Annual Arabian Breeders World Cup Show
April 12th - 15th, 2018
South Point Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada

The Arabian Breeders World Cup event returns to the South Point Equestrian Complex for the twelfth consecutive year. The show is a celebration of the Arabian breed and the lifestyle associated with owning Arabian show horses. Worthy of its location on the glitzy Las Vegas Strip, the Equestrian Center is rated as the finest indoor horse facility in the country and hosts some of the most prestigious equestrian events in the world.

The Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance (AHBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Arabian horse. The group is a worldwide community of breeders united in their passion and devotion to the Arabian, promoting thoughtful guardianship for future generations of these magnificent horses.

The Arabian Breeders World Cup 2018 returns to Las Vegas for the twelve consecutive year with another blowout celebration. One of the world’s premier purebred Arabian horse shows, this international competition garners global entries; over 26 countries are represented annually. The public is invited to this family-friendly, FREE general admission event.

The event is a judged competition that showcases the natural beauty, nobility, excitement and unique characteristics of the Arabian horse breed while providing a lively and entertaining experience for both breeders and those new to Arabian horses. The eight-person panel of internationally renowned judges includes, Raouf Abbas of Egypt, Fabio Amorasino of Brazil, Willie Brown of South Africa, Doug Dahmen of the USA, Bruce McCrea of the USA, Ron Palelek of the USA, Renata Schibler of Switzerland, and Marianne Tengstedt of Denmark.

  • Over 250 horses competing for more than $175,000 in prize monies.
  • Entries represent the United States and 25 other countries
  • Competitive field includes World Champions, previous World Cup champions plus dozens of US National, Scottsdale and international champions.
  • This show is unique in US horse show competition in that classes are only for purebred Arabian breeding stock. Competition is conducted in European style using the World Cup Scoring System, similar to the All Nation’s Cup in Aachen, Germany and the World Championships at the Salon du Cheval in Paris, France
  • Beautiful, Las Vegas showroom style presentation and a comfortable theater setting make this South Point Equestrian Center event an atypical horse show experience
  • Commercial exhibit area offers unique boutiques and equine-themed shopping
  • Live web-casting to the global Arabian community audience

To be certain, The Arabian Breeders World Cup is not the ordinary horse show experience. The twelfth anniversary event of this spectacular Arabian horse extravaganza is not to be missed – even if you have never attended a horse show before, you will enjoy this “world class” weekend experience.

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Schedule of Events

Thursday ~ April 12th   (9am Start time)

  • World Cup Amateur to Handle Championships
  • AHBA Legacy and Auction Futurity Championships

Friday ~ April 13th (9am Start time)

  • World Cup Fillies and Mares

Saturday ~ April 14th (9am Start time)

  • World Cup Colts and Stallions
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Handler of Excellence Award

Sunday ~ April 15th (9am Start time)

  • Amateur to Handle Supreme Championships
  • Brunch
  • Opening Ceremonies – Flag of Nations
  • Yearling Filly and Colt Supreme Championships
  • Junior Mare and Stallion Supreme Championships
  • Senior Mare and Stallion Supreme Championships
  • Breeder Cup Award


For more information visit the website, www.ArabianBreedersWorldCup.com or contact us at Vegas@ArabianBreedersWorldCup.com



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