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Del Mar National Horse Show

The 2014 Del Mar National Horse Show

Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena
Thursday, April 17 through Sunday, May 4
Discover elegance, excitement, and excellence at the Del Mar National Horse Show, one of the most prestigious and oldest equestrian competitions on the West Coast. For over 60 years, equestrian fans have made their way to the Del Mar Fairgrounds located on the beautiful down of Del Mar, California. This two and half week event attracts over 1,500 horses from many breeds and three disciplines. Attendees will see elegant dressage moves to music, comedy acts, reining, sliding stops, daredevil stunts, spins and trick riders.
The Del Mar National started out in 1946 as part of the San Diego County Fair, and became a separate event by the late 1970s drawing crowds and competitors from across the country. The then two week show, now has a third week that features the Dressage competition.
If visiting the West Coast during the Del Mar National Horse Show, the Empress Hotel is the ideal refreshing retreat where you can relax and rejuvenate. Located in the charming village of La Jolla, our hotel offers easy access for many fun adventures, activities and attractions, including San Diego’s beautiful beaches and world championship golf courses.