May 2015 - Fiesta Charity Spectacular
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Saturday, 02 May 2015 02:11
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Southern California’s largest family-oriented equestrian event.

Whether you love horses or just beautiful things, the Fiesta Charity Spectacular is the place to be. On Saturday afternoon, May 9th, the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank will host the 17th Annual Fiesta Charity Spectacular, a Broadway-style extravaganza showcasing magnificent performing horses at a Mother’s Day Weekend event for the entire family at a budget-friendly price.

This festive, family-oriented event unites horses, musicians, dancers, celebrities and many other entertainers to raise funds for cancer research. 2015 will not only honor mothers and raise funds for cancer research, but will also honor our military. It is the highlight of a four-day, multi-breed horse show and competition (May 6-10), which draws beautiful horses from across the country, creating un unparalleled equine affair.

”There’s something for everyone the week of Fiesta, many activities the entire family can enjoy,” says producer Joanne Asman. “The days are packed with horse show competitions of many breeds and disciplines, and the capstone of the week is the Fiesta Charity Spectacular. The gates open Saturday afternoon at 3 pm, when the showgrounds come alive with musicians, dancers, vendors, demonstrations and equine appearances. The show barns are open for attendees to see the horses up close, and there is a silent auction and two special raffles. The evening Spectacular and formal exhibition begins at 5:00 pm and is filled with exciting acts. It’s pretty much a total cultural and equine immersion experience.”

One of Southern California’s largest and most revered equestrian charity events, the Fiesta Charity Spectacular’s celebratory atmosphere attracts a broad audience from across the region. “I don’t even own a horse, but I love Fiesta,” says Amy Navarrete, who has attended for many years. “I come to watch some of the horse show classes -- the horses are breathtaking! And, the Saturday evening Spectacular is amazing. The exhibitions are really something to see, my kids love it.”

Fiesta is supported by numerous celebrities, who have played active roles in furthering the tradition year after year. This year’s evening Spectacular entertainment line-up promises to be one of the best yet, with lots of surprises in store! The horse show begins Thursday, May 6 with Dressage, and runs through Sunday, May 10th. Competitions for breeds and disciplines such as Andalusians, PREs, Lusitanos, Friesians, Paso Finos, Peruvian Pasos, Plantation Walkers, Saddlebred Horses, Open Western & Open English, Working Equitation. Also new this year is the popular Western Dressage to be held Wednesday, May 6. The show competitions are open to the public and free of charge.

Gates open at 3:00 pm for the Saturday Fiesta Charity Spectacular festivities, and the evening show begins at 5:30 pm in the Equidome. This popular show has sold out in past years, so advance purchase tickets are highly recommended. Ticket prices for the Charity Spectacular range from $10 - $25 (age 4 & under free for General Admission). Contact 818-842-8444 or for more information.

Press release provided by Fiesta of the Spanish Horse.