Seniors will be admitted free to the Indio Desert Circuit horse show on Sunday, March 3 from 11 AM to 1 PM for Seniors Day, presented by KESQ-TV. Seniors Day is an annual event presented as part of the six-week Indio Desert Circuit hunter/jumper horse show. Seniors will be treated to guided trolley tours of the 80-acre horse show grounds, JFK Hospital staff will provide special health screening checks, and shaded seating will be available in the pavilion overlooking the Grand Prix Field. Exhibits and displays for Seniors Day will be set up in a special area and will include the Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center, Rose Society, Electric Car golf carts, County of Riverside C.A.R.E. Program, and Joslyn Senior Center.
Following Seniors Day festivities, seniors and their families are invited to stay for the highlight of Indio Desert Circuit V, the $50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix. The Grand Prix ring features top show-jumping riders from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe competing for high-stakes prize money.
There is a food and beverage service facility on-site and a covered patio with tables and chairs on the berm between the jumper rings where attendees can enjoy a snack or a meal and watch the competition. Shoppers can visit more than a dozen ?boutiques? stocked with tack, clothing, jewelry, and other horse-related gifts and souvenirs in the Desert Marketplace.
HITS Desert Horse Park features competition Wednesday through Sunday from 8 AM to approximately 4 PM in 10 competition rings. Admission on Saturday or Sunday is $5 for adults, which benefits local charities. Children 12 and under are always admitted at no charge and Seniors are admitted free on March 3. Parking is free at the new parking lot conveniently located on the show grounds. The Indio Chamber of Commerce will provide volunteers as ticket takers on Sunday, March 3 and will receive a share of the ticket proceeds at the end of the six-week horse show series.
Directions: Take I-10 to the Monroe Street exit in Indio. Go south approximately five miles to Avenue 52. Turn right onto Avenue 52. The Horse Show entrance is ½ mile on the right.
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