Entries by Kristen Spinning

Performance Horse Events At The 2020 Sun Circuit

Performance horse enthusiasts have plenty to love about the 2020 Sun Circuit which roars into Scottsdale’s WestWorld  February 29-March 8, 2020. There is a full slate of Reining, Roping, Cutting and Cow Horse classes along with special events with sizable added money. One can even find their next prospect at the Hershberger Performance Horse Sale. […]

Pattern Book Available

The 2019 Pattern Book is available as a digital download! Get it now and get a jump on what to expect in Scottsdale Proceeds from the sales of the Pattern Book support the AZ Quarter Horse Youth Association. Patterns for Ranch Trail, Showmanship, Equitation and Horsemanship, including the National Championship Semi Finals and Championship rounds. […]

2019 Exhibitor Parties

Sun Circuit is well know for keeping it fun and entertaining all week. We are excited to bring you 3 Exhibitor Parties where you have a chance to enjoy some great food and catch up with your friends. March 4 Monday Exhibitors lunch party hosted by AQHA stallions Indefinate, Definitely All That and Tigers by […]

2019 Sun Circuit Schedule and Event Highlights Announced

With a winning combination of predictably great weather, exceptional facilities and a schedule that offers something for everyone, the 2019 Sun Circuit is poised for another record bashing run March 2-10 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona. The show features many returning favorites along with an exciting debut event. Sun Circuit offers a full slate of […]


National Championship Summer Rankings

The Arizona Quarter Horse Association is excited to announce the mid-year rankings for Showmanship, Horsemanship and Equitation exhibitors in the lead up to the National Championship Tournament being held at Sun Circuit 2019. Each division lists the individuals who were scored by the committee, as well as those currently leading the pack at this mid point of […]

Sun Circuit’s Winning Combination Results in Record Growth

When Sun Circuit debuted on its March dates last year, the show was the largest it had ever been. Now that record has been smashed once again. The 2018 Sun Circuit celebrated its 45th Anniversary surpassing last year’s stellar numbers by 10%. Over 19,000 class entries encompassed  everything from jumping to roping and included a […]

Smart Boons Fence Challenge

The Smart Boons Fence Challenge is always a crowd pleasing spectacle of equine athleticism. Smart Boons owners, Eric and Wendy Dunn added $20,000 to the pot and 100% of the entry fees were added back. Twenty of the top cow horses in the nation and their riders put on a fantastic show for the enthusiastic […]

$75,000 Added To NSBA Riders Cup

Sun Circuit hosted the NSBA Riders Cup on March 6 & 7. A total purse of $75,000 was awarded, along with 29 beautiful silver cup trophies and NSBA medals. The annual event is awarded money in Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Trail, Western Riding, Showmanship, Western Horsemanship, and Hunt Seat Equitation events. The large trophy […]