Summer Festival, Featuring the Oaks Blenheim International, To Host
Exciting World-Class Equestrian Show Jumping Competition
Juan Capistrano, CAJune 6, 2003Tickets are now available
for the Capistrano Summer Festival, featuring the Oaks Blenheim
International CSI****, July 17-20, at Oaks Blenheim Exhibitions,
in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Complimentary General Admission tickets
for Saturday and Sunday are available for a limited time only on
the Capistrano Summer Festivals website at www.capistranofestival.com.
Tickets are also available for purchase on the website for the Festivals
Friday night concert.
The Oaks Blenheim International CSI**** features some of the worlds
best show jumping horses and riders. It is highlighted by the $175,000
Cargill Grand Prix of the United States presented by HBO. In addition
to exciting Grand Prix equestrian show jumping, the Capistrano Summer
Festival also features a concert, presented by the St. Regis Monarch
Beach Resort, hosted by Brad Garrett, Robert Barone
on Everybody Loves Raymond , on CBS-TV. The concert features the
legendary 1960s pop group, Hermans Hermits, starring Peter
Noone, and Chuck Negrone formerly of Three Dog Night.
Capistrano Summer Festival will host Kids Days on Saturday and Sunday
with Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona appearing on Saturday.
Oaks Blenheim International starts on Thursday, July 17, with the
$10,000 Hermes International Speed Class, an exciting equestrian
jumping round based on the horses speed and ability to jump
imposing obstacles. It will be followed by the $10,000 Robert Mondavi
Winery International Welcome Class.
events include a $10,000 jump-off class, as well as the $25,000
St. Regis Resort International Class. On Saturday, the $50,000 Budweiser
International Speed Derby begins at 3pm, following the $10,000 Junior-Amateur
Owner Jumper Classic. The Budweiser International Speed Derby is
a thrilling event in which horse and rider gallop over an obstacle
course with jumps ranging as high as 5!
Sundays finale begins at 11am. The thrilling Cargill Grand
Prix of the United States, presented by HBO, features a $175,000
purse. Several of the worlds top Grand Prix riders are expected
to be on hand to compete in this featured event of the third annual
Oaks Blenheim International CSI, which was the countrys first
outdoor CSI (international individual show jumping competition).
Days activities will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m.
- 5:00 p.m.. As part of Kids Days, children can enjoy exciting
activities and meet the sheriff of Orange County, Mike Carona who
will be on hand on Saturday the 19th.
Capistrano Summer Festival also offers VIP ticket packages that
include reserved ringside seating under the Hospitality Tent, Thursday
and Friday receptions, a Saturday luncheon and Sunday brunch, in
addition to preferred parking. For general information, please visit
www.capistranofestival.com or www.blenheimequisports.com.
from the Capistrano Summer Festival will benefit The Latino Coalition
Foundation. The Latino Coalition Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan
501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization based in Washington, D.C. TLCF
was established in 1995 to address policy issues that directly affect
the well-being of Hispanics in the U.S. Their agenda is to develop
and promote policies that will enhance overall business, economic
and social development of Hispanics. For more information on The
Latino Coalition Foundation, please visit their websites at www.tlcfoundation.com