Sunday, February 15, 2009

Pima County Fairgrounds & The Tucson Winter Classic Horse Show, Tucson, Arizona

We decided to move a bit closer to Tucson so we don’t have to drive so far everyday to see the Tucson area attractions, and we’re currently staying at the Pima County Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds are quite large, with RV spots to accommodate over 2000 RVs, believe it or not. They have some full hook-up sites, some with water & electric only, and of course, some dry camping. The fee is $20/night for full hook-ups, and a weekly rate of $100, so if you’re staying for 5 days, you might as well stay for a week. Overall the place is typical of fairgrounds – not the cleanest, but reasonably priced and easy access to area attractions. They do have free wifi, which works pretty well.

Now you’re probably wondering why there are pictures of horses …..well, when we got here, we found out that the Tucson Winter Classic Horse Show was here, and every Sunday (for a few more weeks, starting at 2:00 pm) the $25,000 Grand Prix (jumping competition) is held as the main event. So off Suzanne went to watch the competition, which was a great time and very educational ~ horses/riders that refused to make a jump twice were “excused” (not eliminated), horses/riders that did not finish were “retired” (not quit) ~ stuff like that. There were also other competitions in other rings – all very interesting. If you are in the Tucson area during the next few weeks, this would be a great was to spend a few hours (the competitions/shows are Wednesday – Sunday and you can meander around the stables as well). Keep in mind that the Grand Prix is Sunday afternoon, be sure to wear old shoes/boots (there was an awful lot of manure around), and the price ~ free! By the way, if Brad were writing today’s post, it would read: “Blah blah blah horse. Blah blah blah jump.”

Finally, we posted some more photos ~ Casa Grande & Benson ~ enjoy!!

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