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Tent structure rises over fairgrounds

DEL MAR — Anyone driving past the Del Mar Fairgrounds over the last few weeks may have noticed a large structure going up in the parking lot. The 45,000-square-foot tent will soon be home to the world premiere of Valitar, a high-energy equestrian show featuring more than 25 entertainers and 45 horses representing 12 breeds.

The title comes from the Latin word validus, which means strong, mighty and powerful. The show, according to its website, will demonstrate grace and power in a world where the mythological universe comes to earth to provide inspiration.

A 45,000-square-foot tent taking shape in the Del Mar Fairgrounds parking lot will be home to Valitar, a high-energy equestrian show featuring more than 25 entertainers and 45 horses. Valitar runs Nov. 16 to Dec. 31. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

“Valitar’s muses of love, war, earth, fire, wind and water will guide us through a story that demonstrates the mystical relationship of horse and man,” the website states.

It will also provide some powerful unbudgeted revenue for the fairgrounds. Rancho Santa Fe residents Mark and Tatyana Remley, who are producing the show, have secured the venue for $100,000.

The fairgrounds will also receive 100 percent of the parking revenue and 75 percent of gross concession sales.

Valitar opens Nov. 16 and will hold 50 shows before closing Dec. 31. Tickets are $60 to $245 and available through

The producers will donate $1 from each ticket sold to the equine and large animal hospital at Helen Woodward Animal Center.


Dianne Lincoln October 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I spelled it wrong in my request. I know it is Valitar.

Dianne Lincoln October 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I am trying to purchase tickets for Vilitar. Please give me the info for purchasing. Thanks,

Bianca November 26, 2012 at 10:39 am

Did you see the show?

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