2004 59th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show
April 29 May 2
DEL MAR Fairgrounds Dressage Week begins on April
29 in the Arena at the Equestrian Center, on the Del Mar Fairgrounds
and will be highlighted by an Evening of Musical Freestyles, May
1st at 7:00pm, showcasing the freestyle portion of the USET Qualifying
Competition for the USET Grand Prix Championship/Olympic Selection
Trials. Also featured on Sunday afternoon are the Freestyles for
the USET Qualifying Classes for the USEF Intermediaire Championship
and the Prix St. Georges Freestyles for the Region 7 Young Rider
Planning to compete is the 2003 World Cup Champion, Debbie McDonald,
who was the winner of the Saturday evening competition last year
with an impressive 81.5%. Other top competitors expected are past
Olympic medal winners, Guenter Seidel, Steffan Peters and Hilda
Gurney, as well as Pan American Medalists, Kristina Harrison-Naness
and Jan Ebelling.
are so fortunate at Del Mar, explained Dressage Division Manager,
Regina Antonioli, to have the opportunity to see literally,
the best in the world.
The 59th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show is a three-week Equestrian
Mar Nationals Western Week runs April 22nd to April 25th,
and features 4 AQHA/PCQHA Shows
a Youth State Qualifier, PCHA Open Horse Show, NRHA Reining Show.
Friday nights Western Showcase also hosts the Sliding Contest
and Triple Crown Feeds Challenge of the Breeds.
Hunter/Jumper Week runs May 4 May 9th and features the $75,000
HBO Grand Prix of Del Mar an AGA Event, on Saturday, May 8th at
7 p.m. Hunter/Jumper Week is U.S. EQUESTRIAN & PCHA AA
Rated, offers an American Hunter-Jumper Foundation World Championship
Qualifier, Marshall & Sterling League Hunter/Jumper Classics,
West Coast Challenge Hunter Breeding, West Coast Active Riders Spruce
Meadows Selection Trials, North American Young Riders Selection
Trial, and USET, and NAL competition. Highlights of the week include
the $10,000 Marys Tack & Feed Power and Speed Grand Prix
Qualifier on Tuesday, May 4th at 7 p.m., $25,000 Surfside Grand
Prix on Thursday, May 6th at 7 p.m., $25,000 Del Mar National Open
Equitation Championship on Friday, May 7th at 7 p.m., and the $25,000
California Junior/Amateur Show Jumping Championship on Sunday, May
The Del Mar National Horse Show at the Fairgrounds Equestrian Center
is a nationally recognized venue renown for its competition, excitement,
pageantry and picturesque location. The event is one of the nations
largest and most prestigious annual equestrian shows in the United
States, attracting hundreds of North Americas finest horses
and riders who compete in three distinct disciplines with more than
$300,000 in prize money at stake.
The Del Mar Arena seats 5,000. Weekday admission to the Del Mar
National Horse Show is free from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Individual tickets
for all evening and weekend competitions are $8 to $15 and are available
through Ticketmaster by 619-220-tixs. (619-220-8497). Or at: www.ticketmaster.com.
Box seats may be purchased the through the Del Mar Box office by
For exhibitor information, tickets, or sponsorship call the Del
Mar Fairgrounds Equestrian Office
(858) 792-4288, or visit www.delmarnational.com.