Pleasures of the Horseflesh
WestWorld used to be Horseworld. The area surrounding it was a leaky desert floodplain in the middle of nowhere. Now, the floodplains been wrangled into subservience and the facilitys surrounded by upscale-yet-bland north Scottsdale office parks. But the pleasures of the horseflesh live on at WestWorld, as does a flicker of the Western spirit that once defined this spectacularly beautiful slice of nowhere before half of California moved here and erected upscale-yet-bland office parks. This is particularly true during the Parada del Sol Rodeo, a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned event now in its 53rd year.
Speaking of progress, the first four Parada rodeos were held in a dirt lot where Scottsdale Fashion Square now stands, but the old-school cowboy affair is now safely ensconced in Equidome Arena at WestWorld.
Fri., Feb. 27; Sat., Feb. 28; Sun., March 1, 2009
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