October 18, 2013

The Horse Circus

We pretend to go to the horse show but everyone really knows it’s a circus!

Bring on the clowns! And the horses too!

Every Friday Counter-Canter Culture features the important US and International Horse Shows currently under way.

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2013 Del Mar International Horse Show

While the Pennsylvania National Horse Show charges toward its exciting Grand Prix finale this weekend, we west-coasters aren’t about to let all of the fun take place 3,000 miles away.  This week also marks the start of the Del Mar International Horse Show in sunny southern California.

The Del Mar International Horse Show runs from October 16 through the 27th and features world-class hunter and jumper competitions, Halloween-themed events, and even a funniest horse video contest!  The GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Finale on Sunday, October 27th promises to excite as this series of Grand Prix classes at the height of 1.40m and featuring $260,000 in prize money and bonuses comes to a conclusion.  Also the $25,000 Grand Prix Hunter Derby Final on Friday, October 25th is not to be missed!

Looking to be a winner at the show without taking the big jumps?  Del Mar International Horse Show is inviting individuals and groups to enter the Best Group Costumes Contest.  Contestants will be judged on originality and creativity, with winners announced at Barn Night on Saturday, October 26th.  The prize for best group costume is a one-day clinic with Grand Prix show jumper and trainer, Mandy Porter.

At Barn Night, the top 3 videos and the People’s Choice winner of the Horsetrader.com Funniest Horse Video Contest will also be announced and all contest entries will be played on the big screen prior to the evening’s Grand Prix event.  So you are sure to see the best and worst of horse antics all on one stage.  We hope to see you there!  If you can’t make it to the show, you can check out all the videos here: http://horsetrader.com/contest/list-entries.aspx

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