Annual Fiesta Day Celebrates Hispanic Culture - Sunday March
CA (February 27, 2003)Fiesta Day, a celebration of Hispanic
culture, returns for its third year at the Indio Desert Circuit
Horse Show on Sunday, March 9, in Indio, California. Festivities
with a Hispanic flavor are scheduled from 12pm until 3pm. The special
guest star of Fiesta Day is famed Hollywood horse trainer and champion
roper, Ramon Becerra. Ramon will work with groups of children throughout
Fiesta Day as well as performing in the main show ring. Visitors
to HITS Desert Horse Park will also be treated to a day of family
fun with strolling mariachis, authentic Mexican food from local
restaurants, a KUNA Radio Remote broadcast, Charro and Escaramuza
exhibitions (Mexican Rodeo riders), folkloric dancers and singers,
free pony rides, and a bouncy house plus educational activities
and career information.
newly published, bilingual children's coloring book "El Mondo
del Caballo/The World of the Horse" will be given free to all
children attending Fiesta day. Young people attending will also
receive a full-color pamphletCareers in the Horse Industry/Carerras
en la Industria Equina. The pamphlet is bilingualSpanish and
Englishand provides information on the wide range of career
opportunities available in the horse industry.
Day is being presented by El Informador del Valle, the Hispanic
voice of the Coachella Valley, and by the Valley Meat Markets, five
Coachella Valley carnicerias, with additional support from KUNA<
Avis Rent-A-Car, and AOL Time Warner.
the Fiesta Day activities the grand finale of show jumping competition
at the Indio Desert Circuit will take place in the Grand Prix fieldthe
$150,000 Ford Grand Prix of the Desert. The $150,000 Ford Grand
Prix is the last West Coast qualifying event for the F.E.I. World
Cup of Show Jumping. This class will decide which three riders from
the West Coast League will compete in the World Cup Final in Las
Vegas, Nevada in mid-April. At the conclusion of this year's Indio
Desert Circuit horse show series, more than 5,000 horses will have
competed in one or more of the six weekly competitions in Indio.
Desert Horse Park features competition Wednesday through Sunday
from 8am until approximately 4pm. General admission on Saturday
or Sunday is $5 for adults. Children 12 and under are always admitted
at no charge. The Indio Chamber of Commerce will provide volunteers
as ticket takers on March 9 and will receive a percentage of the
total ticket proceeds from the six-week horse show series. Six other
Coachella Valley charities also share the admission proceeds from
the Indio Desert Circuit.
Take I-10 to the Monroe Street exit in Indio. Go south approximately
five miles south to Avenue 52. Turn right (west) onto Avenue 52.
Horse Show entrance is mile on the right.