One of the classes at last weekend's Estes Park Show was the Arabian/Half Arabian/Anglo Arabian Alice Skoog Memorial Native Costume Freestyle.
This was a Arabian costume class in which each entry performed individually to music. Ride times were capped at five minutes, but there were no rules pertaining to gaits. In other words, this is a competitive, show-ring Arab costume class at an American show where horses are allowed to trot.
Unfortunately, at this particular show, there was only one entrant, my friend, Trisha Swift on SC Calarro.
Her freestyle included a lot of galloping.
Still, there was a fair amount of trotting, too.I think we can all agree that Native Arabian Costume Freestyle is the best option so far for showing all those park trotting, pinto Half-Arabians in their crystal encrusted, Hollywood style costumes. You're welcome!