Arizona Sun Circuit to Hold 4D Barrel Race

The Arizona Sun Circuit announces entertaining exciting changes to be added to the 2013 event.


The new completely enclosed equidome have afforded the show the opportunity to offer more special events. The Arizona Cowboy Mounted shooters will host a high energy top level event in the new equestrian center on Friday February 1. Event producer Doug Huls comments “ the new equidome and enclosed warm up paddock will contain any noise from this highly entertaining event, the proximity of the equidome to a new haul in area will afford the mounted shooters an area of their own to prepare and we expect a seamless transition to the special events we added in 2013.” The mounted shooting will also host a special class for four of Sun Circuits top 2012 exhibitors. Four lucky 2012 Sun Circuit exhibitors will be given the opportunity to work with a mounted shooting mentor and then compete against one another in their own mounted shooting class.

Sun Circuit 2013 will offer a $2500 added Abbott Fine Properties Huntfield Derby. This Derby series has become very popular among hunter exhibitors. The derby will be held in the Markel Insurance arena in the new equidome. Hunter exhibitors will again be treated to their own arena for all AQHA classes and plenty of warm up time with jumps available on all off days.

A $2500 added 4D Barrel Race has been added on Saturday February 2. The S & S Barnes production company will produce the new Barrel race event also to be held in the Markel Insurance arena. Barrel racers will have access to the new haul in area as well as the warm up paddock and Markel Insurance arena.

Last years special events are back again. The $10000 added Open and $2500 added Non Pro Smart Boons Fence Work Challenges, $5000 added Open and $2500 added Self Shine Non Pro Reining stakes, $5000 added Open and $2500 Non Pro Cinch Timed Event Challenge Roping, $5000 added Open and $2500 Limited Ulcerguard  Green Hunter under Saddle Stakes, and $5000 added Open and $2500 Limited Western Pleasure Stakes are all slated to occur during the event.

Bob Avila, Brad Barkemeyer, Al Dunning, Andreah Fappani, Gil Galyean, Bob and Ryan Kail, Tim Kimura, Leslie Lange, Shadd Parkinson, and Bruce Vickery will be featured clinicians for the free clinic series. Prominent Arizona veterinarians Dr. GR. Longworth, Dr. Ross Rich, and Dr. Otto Stanislaw will be lecturing on horse health and soundness.

Free parties. Sun Circuit host a multitude of free food. The Sun Circuit Welcome Party hosted by the Johns, Tobins and Searles Families. Stehney-Smith Show Horses Lunch party, Machine Made Lunch Party, Sweet Things ice cream social  and Sweethearts n’ Denim Dinner party and Youth fund raiser sponsored by the Salamone Family have been huge hits among exhibitors.

Free Parking, Free admission and a new completely climate controlled facility give enthusiast and exhibitors much to look forward to in 2013.  Coming to show, or just attend the event, Scottsdale Hotels and West World Rv lot offer many affordable opportunities for your visit to Scottsdale. For more information visit