By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | Progress Staff Writer
Erin Naas was born obsessed with horses.
From the time she could walk or talk, Naas and her mom attended Mommy and Me riding lessons in her home state of California.
“I would ride sassy, little bad ponies and she would trot along next to us leading me,” said Naas with a laugh. “That’s how I started and I’ve ridden ever since.”
A supermodel and actress, Naas has shown horses and competed throughout her years in Los Angeles and North Scottsdale, where she currently resides. Her love is Arabian horses.
Horse owners like Naas will show their Arabians at the 65th annual Arabian Horse Show from Thursday, Feb. 13, to Sunday, Feb. 23, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
The show brings to WestWorld more than 2,400 Arabian horses, all of whom will vie for the title of Scottsdale Champion, with more than $3 million in prize money handed out.
“The Scottsdale Show is one of West World’s premier event with rich roots in the Ccty. Among the largest Arabian Horse Shows in the nation, it is a spectacle of horsemanship and pageantry showcasing equine genetics that have been curated through millennia.
“The show has something for everyone, whether horses are a passion of yours or merely a casual interest. The events of the show are family- oriented and create a tremendous draw, generating tens of millions of dollars in economic impact.”