DEL MAR–Elegance, excitement, excellence—these are the hallmarks of the Del Mar National Horse Show, one of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian competitions in the Western U.S. The 2013 Del Mar National Horse Show continues through May 5.
Dressage Week includes qualifying competitions for the USEF National Grand Prix and Intermédiaire Championships; Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Riders’ Championships; USEF National Pony Rider Championships; Massey Ferguson/USEF National Junior and Young Rider Championships; USEF Brentina Cup Championships and Markel/USEF Young Horse Championships; USEF National Developing Horse Prix St. Georges Championships; and the USEF National Developing Grand Prix Championships as well as the Dressage Week featured event:Evening of Musical Freestyles competition on April 27.
Special preparations are underway for the official retirement of Akiko Yamazaki’s Ravel a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood. The magnificent gelding was named the USEF 2009 Horse of Year, won the World Cup Championship, and was a two-time Olympic partner to Steffen Peters of San Diego, California. The retirement ceremony will take place during the Evening of Musical Freestyles on April 27 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at the Fairgrounds Durante Gate box office, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and through Ticketmaster. Save $5 on Evening of Musical Freestyles and also the $100,000 Grand Prix Del Mar during Hunter/Jumper Week on May 4. Use special code HORSE.
This offer will also be available at the Box office.