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Festival Of Champions/Dressage Olympic Selection Trials Set For San Juan Capistrano

WELLINGTON, FL – April 22, 2004 – The Bayer/USET Foundation Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack featuring the 2004 Dressage Olympic Selection Trials, USEF Grand Prix Championships, and USEF Intermediaire Championships will be held June 12-13 and June 18-20, 2004, at Oaks Blenheim Exhibitions in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

The schedule of competitions is as follows:

First Weekend – June 12-13
Saturday, June 12 Selection Trial #1 - Grand Prix

Sunday, June 13 Selection Trial #2 - Grand Prix Special

Second Weekend – June 18-20
Friday, June 18 Prix St. Georges

Saturday, June 19 Intermediaire I

Selection Trial #3 - Grand Prix

Sunday, June 20 Intermediaire I Freestyle

Selection Trial #4 - Grand Prix Freestyle

Celebrate With The Champions
A highlight of this year’s Festival of Champions is the USET Foundation Fundraising Party on Saturday, June 19, entitled “Celebrate with the Champions.” This California Fiesta will feature strolling mariachis, a delicious dinner, margaritas, silent auction, fabulous fun, and the Debbie McDonald Auction Package. Tickets are $100 each. For reservations, contact Jane Brown at

Also featured at the Oaks Blenheim venue for the two weekends are a Beer and Wine Garden, Instant Scoring, Dressage with the Experts, a Trade Fair, Silent Auction, and an exhibition featuring João Oliveira, son of the celebrated Portuguese “Master” Nuno Oliveira, presenting Robinson Lusitanos on June 19 and 20.

Sponsors And Vendors
For questions, sponsorship or vendor opportunities at the Bayer/USET Foundation Festival of Champions Presented by State Line Tack featuring the 2004 Dressage Olympic Selection Trials, USEF Grand Prix Championships, and USEF Intermediaire Championships, contact:

Pam Lane at (714) 779-1868 or or Glenda McElroy at (818) 841-3554 or or visit


Event Location

Oaks Blenheim Exhibitions is located at 30753 La Pata Avenue, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. The venue is close to many of Southern California’s favorite destinations – Disneyland, California Adventure, and Legoland. The historic San Juan Capistrano Mission is just minutes away. Upscale shopping at South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island, as well as five-star accommodations at the Ritz Carlton, Montage and the St. Regis are also nearby, plus outstanding golf courses and beaches are just a few miles down the road. Bring the family!


DoubleTree Guest Suites, Dana Point, CA

(949) 661-1100, Located 6 miles from event.

Aliso Creek Inn, Laguna Beach, CA

(949) 499-9594, Located 8.8 miles from event.

Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Mission Viejo, CA

(800) 228-9290,, Located 12 miles from event.

Holiday Inn San Clemente, CA

(800) 469-1161, Located 9 miles from event.

Mission Inn, San Juan Capistrano, CA

(866) 234-0249, Located 3 miles from event.

Dan Point Marriott, Dana Point, CA

(800) 228-9290, Located 6.5 miles from event.

Five Star Accommodations
Montage Resort, Laguna Beach, CA

(866) 271-6953, Located 8.8 miles from event.

The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel, CA

(949) 240-2000, Located 7.8 miles from event.

St. Regis Resort, Dana Point, CA

(800) 722-1543, Located 7.7 miles from event.

John Wayne Airport Orange County (SNA), 23 miles
Long Beach Airport (LGB), 45 miles
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 61 miles
San Diego International Airport (SAN) 69 miles

Airlines Discount Available
American West Airlines offers 5% off the lowest applicable published fare. Refer to Cams Code #8656. You can book flights on the Internet at Click on air reservations, type in code AP8656 in the E certificate box, or call -800 548-7575.

Ticket Information

Sign-up Early – there is a15% discount if tickets are purchased by May 12. (Does not apply to VIP tables.) Limited VIP Seating – Sign-up early to ensure your table. Deadline is June 8.

Gold – View from the Tent. Includes three VIP Parking Passes. Gourmet Luncheon on second weekend and Beverages. Table seating for six. $2500.

Silver – VIP Umbrella Tables. Includes one VIP Parking Pass. Hors d'oeuvres on second weekend. Table seating for six. $1400.

Bronze – Bleacher Seating per day: Saturday, June 12 - $25; Sunday, June 13 - $25; Friday, June 18 - $25; Saturday, June 19 - $60; or Sunday, June 20 - $75. For all five days: $150. For second weekend only, June 18, 19, 20: $110.

Please make check payable to: Dressage Olympic Selection Trial and mail to: P.O. Box 3608 – Glendale, CA 91221. No Refunds.


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