Del Mar National Horse Show
In celebration of its 70th year, the Del Mar National Horse Show will feature at least 3,000 horses and more than $350,000 in prize money. The series, April 16 to May 3, is split into three weeks of events based on the types of riding: Western Week, filled with barrel racing pits and rodeo tricks; Dressage Week, where Olympic and World Champions perform trained dances with the horses; and Hunter/Jumper Week, with high fence courses. Night of the Horse on April 18 includes all-new acts, such as Icelandic horses that can gallop at more than 25 miles per hour and wild Mustangs riding in the front seat of a car. Watch from a VIP box with gourmet bites and wine during the Saturday night shows. Daytime shows are free.