I am sponsored by Simonson Buildings.
My artist is Danielle Berkowitz.
I am here to support The Singletons.
And I have a story for you.......
Humans have partnered with Horses throughout recorded history. Nowhere is this more celebrated than in art. Procession is brought to life and is the brainchild of a very talented young artist, Danielle Berkowitz. Danielle is a senior at Arizona State University (ASU) studying Art History. She created Procession to be a proud ambassador of this partnership between horse and rider and how they tamed the land. Her sponsor, Paul Simonson of Simonson Buildings, loved the idea of using cowboys as the example of they helped settle Scottsdale. Procession proudly rises up to tell people this is his story, and he wants you pay attention.
Danielle was born in Boston, but she and her family moved to Arizona when she was very young. They settled in Prescott and then she moved to Tempe in 2019. She will graduate in December from ASU and hopes to continue her art education, and eventually become a professor of Art History herself. Her Mom is an artist and always encouraged her to express herself in art. It is remarkable that Danielle is so young, and yet has this incredible vision of how history and art can come together to tell a story.
Procession is on a mission to get his audience to pay attention and appreciate the theme of how horses and people have a heritage of working together throughout the millennium. Danielle talks about how artists throughout the centuries have used painting techniques called handholds to entice the audience to pay attention. It certainly works with Procession. From distinctive patterns that run along his back to a distinctive mane, we are drawn to the horse allowing him to get his message across.
When you see Procession rear up, you know he is proud of what he represents. Danielle knows from her studies that most people only spend on average 30 seconds looking at a piece of art before they move on. She is determined to do better than that. When you bid on Procession you will celebrate how horses helped shape Scottsdale into what it is today. More than that, she gives all of us a glimpse of art history in the guise of an incredibly powerful force which is Procession. Danielle believes that the all things that she gave to Procession turns out to be the very instruments that make him so imposing and captivating.
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The Scottdale Arabian Horse Show is a world-class horse show showcasing over 2,000 horses from around the world while providing entertainment for the whole family.
Since 1955 the Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has set the pace in the Arabian horse world. The first show was held at the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel which was a beautiful setting for a horse show. The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show was a first class show from the very first day.
After the show's beginnings at the Arizona Biltmore, Ann McCormick bought 150 acres in Scottsdale and made it into the horse facility known as Paradise Park which served the needs of the show for many years.
Since that time, the show has been held at WestWorld in Scottsdale. It has grown from 50 horses to nearly 2400 horses bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world competing for a chance at winning. A win at Scottsdale can mean big money in the breeding barns.
The 2023 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is proud to benefit these worthwhile charities: Arabian Horsemen's Distress Fund, Arabian Horse Promotional Fund, Friends of Vail Foundation, Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge, Hoofbeatz USA, Horses Help, March of Dimes, JDRF, Scottsdale Community College, Stallion Stampede, and Youth For Troops.