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HUNTER/JUMPER WEEK May 3 - May 8 DEl Mar National

Released: May 02, 2016

May 3 - May 8

The $25,000 Surfside Grand Prix, presented by HUNT+iJUMP
The $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar


DEL MAR, CA (May 2, 2016) – In its 71st year, the Del Mar National Horse Show is running NOW through Sunday, May 8, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena. Elegance, excitement, and excellence are the hallmarks of the Del Mar National Horse Show, one of the oldest and most prestigious equestrian competitions in the Western United States.

The Del Mar National continues with Hunter/Jumper Week – May 3-8. Bring the family and watch Hunter and Jumper classes ringside, free of charge during the day. Later this week, horses and riders will vie for more than $300,000 in prize money!

Enjoy a VIP Experience! VIP Boxes for the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar is the best way to enjoy the show and will accommodate a small group of up to eight people! Up front and center, you will be treated to exceptional tableside service while you are served boxed dinners and wine. Also included is your personalized show box plaque and two parking passes.
$100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar Box (Saturday, May 7 at 6:45pm) for eight includes boxed dinner and wine, show box plaque and two parking passes: $520.
Bar Service is available featuring signature cocktails, premium spirits, beer and wine.
For more detailed information go to: www.delmarnational.com.

Hunter/Jumper Week
This week’s horses and riders will vie for more than $300,000 in prize money. On Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m., the $25,000 Surfside Grand Prix presented by iJump Sports, will host as many as 65 riders horses and riders who will compete for the chance to ride in our crown jewel, the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar, on Saturday, May 7 at 6:45 p.m. An unparalleled action-packed evening filled with exciting speed, agility and nail-biting competition features world-class horses and riders who will set the bar very high, literally and figuratively, as they vie for this prestigious title and hefty paycheck! Don't miss the hilarious, fast and furious, $5,000 Ride & Drive Classic, presented by The Competitive Equestrian Magazine, that same night! For the Ride & Drive, a rider must successfully guide the horse over a jumper course, dismount, and run to get into a car to negotiate a similar course, without knocking down cones, spinning out, or wasting valuable time! It’s raucous and hilarious, especially when the dash cam video is broadcast on the huge video boards!

*Dressage Week drew a record number of 2016 Olympic and 2017 World Cup qualifiers, April 28 – May 1 at the Del Mar Arena. The Evening of Musical Freestyles did not disappoint as the near sold out audience was awed by the level of talent, elegance and athleticism demonstrated by national and international champion horses and riders. For results go to: www.delmarnational.com/exhibitors/dressage-week-exhibitors

*Western Week reigned in an enthusiastic crowd, April 21 – 24. The hallmarks of Western Week featured Four AQHA and PCQHA shows and NRHA classes, along with Hall of Fame riders and perpetual trophies. “The Night of the Horse” thrilled young and old in front of the largest crowds in recent history. Family entertainment at its best, the evening starred Sarasota’s Circus Hall of Fame inductee and Cup of Monaco winner, Sylvia Zerbini and Nat Geo Wild channel’s Mustang Millionaire star, Bobby Kerr.

About the Del Mar Fairgrounds
The 22nd District Agricultural Association is a State of California agency that owns and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Surfside Race Place, Horsepark Equestrian Center and the Del Mar Golf Center. The 22nd DAA produces three events each year: the San Diego County Fair, the Del Mar National Horse Show and The Scream Zone. The Fairgrounds hosts more than 350 events annually, the largest of which is the live horse racing meet each summer and fall, which is operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the 22nd DAA and the State of California. For more information on the Del Mar Fairgrounds, visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com.

Linda Zweig
(858) 792-4262

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