Mar International Horse Show begins 4th season, Sept 25 - 28
MAR Fairgrounds --- The Del Mar International Horse Show, September
25 - 28, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena, in San Diego; will showcase
the athletic prowess, skill, and agility of some of the best Hunter/Jumper
equestrians in the nation.
This is the fourth year the world-class equestrian event will be
held in the Del Mar Arena, and will feature an F.E.I. World Cup
Qualifier event, the $35,000 Del Mar International Grand Prix, on
Saturday, Sept 27; beginning at 7 p.m.
Other major competitions during the Del Mar International include
the fun and popular $5,000 Mary's Tack and Feed Double Slalom "Knock
Out" competition on Friday, Sept. 26; and the $5,000 Junior/Amateur
Jumper Classic on Sunday, September 28th.
The first major contest during the Del Mar International is the
$5,000 Mary's Tack and Feed Double Slalom "Knock Out"
competition on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. This event is unique to
the International. Two riders will compete at the same time over
identical courses of not more than eight obstacles. The winner of
each pair will move forward to succeeding rounds, until the competition
is complete. Each fault during the match is penalized :03 seconds.
This exciting and highly competitive event is free and open to the
The highlight of the four-day show is the $35,000 International
Grand Prix, on Saturday, Sept 27; beginning at 7 p.m. The top Jumper
riders will compete for the $35,000 prize money in this highly anticipated
event. Will Simpson, riding El Campeon Farm's Ado Annie, will try
for an unprecedented fourth consecutive grand prix win.
Sunday, July 28, will feature the $5,000 Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic
(Section II); as well as, the $1,000 Children's/Adult Jumper Classic,
$1,000 Junior/Amateur Modified Jumper Classic, and the $1,500 Junior/Amateur
Jumper Classic (Section I).
The daily competitions and the Double Slalom match races are FREE
and open to the public. Daytime Horse Show hours are from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. All evening competitions begin at 7 p.m.
Admission for the Grand Prix is $8 for Grandstand seating, $10 for
Box seats, and $300 for an 8-seat Gourmet Box. Reserved Grandstand
seating is available through Ticketmaster, by calling: (619) 220-TIXS
Potential competitors for the Del Mar International can register
on-line at: <http://www.horseshowtime.com/asp/enterhorse.asp?Show=348>
For show schedule, prize list, or additional information, visit
the horse show's website: www.delmarinternationalhorseshow.com,
or contact the Del Mar Fairgrounds Equestrian Center by calling