• Equestrian Adventures in Arizona

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    Horses and the wild west seem synonymous, so it isn’t surprising that many venues are available for equestrian adventures in Arizona. Whether a sightseer or eager participant, Phoenix and the surrounding valley offer a variety of activities and events for horse lovers. Rodeos, horse-racing, trail-riding and western shows are a part of the Arizona cultural history which is brought to life for visitors to enjoy.

    Various organizations host rodeos around the Phoenix, AZ metropolis area annually. The Professional Bull Riders, the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association and the AGRA (Arizona Gay Rodeo Association) are three of the pro organizations which offer rodeos for entertainment. Anyone who enjoys barrel racing, bull-riding, trick horse riding, etc., traveling to Arizona to watch a rodeo is highly recommended. Besides various annual AZ rodeos, Rawhide offers daily shows.

    The Rawhide Western Town is located on 160 acres of Sonoran Desert just south of the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on the Gila River Indian Community at Wild Horse Pass. For anyone traveling the west and wishing to take in sites offering history, culture and entertainment, traveling to Rawhide is a must-do adventure. Along with offering the Six Gun Theater and Rawhide Roughriders Show, the Texas Kate Wild West Show and a Petting Zoo, Rawhide offers gold-panning, burro rides, rock climbing on the Deadman’s Drop, mechanical bull-riding on the Widowmaker, and rides through the trails of the Sonoran Desert on the Butterfield Stagecoach. This family-based entertainment attraction is easily accessible from all areas of the valley.

    For those who are more interested in wagering or watching horse races, Phoenix and other cities in Arizona have horse tracks. The Turf Paradise track in Phoenix is open from October through May weekly from Friday to Tuesday. Post time is 12:30 pm until the middle of February when it changes to 1:00 PM. This track offers ten races per day and is broadcast to over 3000 facilities in several different countries and is the first organized professional sports franchise in Arizona. Picnic tables are available by the grandstand area for the convenience of their visitors.

    Arizona has a variety of entertainment to offer visitors throughout the state. Travelers often visit the Grand Canyon, the Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix International Raceway for Nascar races and other familiar landmarks. For the horse lovers and equine enthusiasts though, a trip to Arizona means rodeos, horse ranches, shows and a great outdoors adventure.

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