Horse Show Action, Elegance and Excitement
Written by CRM
Thursday, 05 April 2018 20:15


In just a few short weeks we’ll kick off the 73rd Annual Del Mar National Horse Show, and we’re planning fantastic entertainment and activities alongside some of the most excellent equestrian competitions offered on the west coast.


Each week offers a different discipline, including:

  • Western Week: April 17 - 21
  • Dressage Week: April 26 - 29
  • Hunter/Jumper Week: May 1 - 6

Competitions take place daily beginning at 8:30 AM and continuing through about 4:00 PM. Browse our boutiques, have breakfast or lunch, and enjoy our seaside venue while you watch classes ringside, free of charge, during the day.

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Our featured Saturday evening events feature the best in equestrian entertainment and competition, including:

Night of the Horse • Saturday, April 21 at 7:00 PM

Presented by Mary's Tack and Feed. Equestrian variety show featuring unique and exciting top-notch entertainment — including stunt riding, mounted shooting and an adorable real-life dog and pony show — which will thrill your entire family!

Evening of Musical Freestyles • Saturday, April 28 at 7:00 PM

Presented by Mossy Automotive Group. Often described as “ballet on horseback,” Dressage Freestyles are the ultimate combination of sport and art. This highlighted event of the Del Mar National Dressage week features Olympic and World Champion horses and riders competing in the most elegant of equestrian sports. In addition, to the G-2 Software, World Cup Qualifying Freestyle, we will be hosting a retirement for Legolas 92, Olympic & Pan American medal winner and longtime partner of Steffen Peters.

$100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar • Saturday, May 5 at 6:45 PM

Presented by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, Equestrian Division. Action-packed speed, agility, and thrilling show jumping competition, featuring world-class horses and riders who will set the bar very high, literally and figuratively, as they compete for this prestigious title and hefty paycheck!

Saturday evening events may be enjoyed in our Grandstand seating, $16 for children & seniors, $21 for adults; or in our premier Dinner Box Seats which include seating and dinner for six, wine, a show box plaque and parking.

Plan on coming early to fully enjoy pre-show musical entertainment, dining, and activities including our all-new interactive exhibit Meet the Breeds, presented by MD Barnmaster; sit in a variety of saddles and meet several different breeds of horses!

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