Every spring, equestrian enthusiasts gather for three weeks to enjoy the unique and lively venue that is the Del Mar National Horse Show. This year’s 2015 Del Mar National is going to kick off its 70th year of equestrianism and showmanship beginning in April. Being around for nearly three-quarters of a century, this historic show attracts over 1,500 horses and riders that come from one of three different disciplines. Each week celebrates a different field of style and riding, with every discipline bringing their own unique flair to the venue. Spectators will witness the cowboy mastery that is Western Week with its renowned reigning performances, the elegance and precision that comes with Dressage Week, and the thrill of Hunter-Jumper week that will leave you at the edge of your seat.
Each week concludes with a popular event that is specially tailored to the given discipline. Western week will wrap up with Night of the Horse, a spectacular event where horsemen and horsewomen entertain the audience with their band of rescue Mustangs, Paints, Icelandics and Miniature horses. Night of the Horse will be held Saturday, April 18th at 7pm.
The Evening of Musical Freestyle will bring Dressage week to a close. This prestigious weekly highlight will bring local World Class and Olympian riders, Steffen Peters and Guenter Seidel into the ring. They will bring awe to the crowd as they display the nearly flawless precision and excellence that is dressage. This exhibition will be held Saturday, April 25th at 7pm.
The end of Hunter-Jumper week will host the coveted $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar. This nail biter of an event will attract both World Class and local legend riders who will compete for the grand prize. Spectators can witness this exhilarating event Saturday, May 2nd at 6:45pm.