The Coast News Group

Top riders make plans for Del Mar event

DEL MAR — Equestrian enthusiasts should mark their calendar for Oct. 17 through Oct. 28 for the 2012 Del Mar Fall Festival Horse Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena.The event features the $55,000 Villas at Rancho Valencia World Cup Grand Prix of Del Mar Oct. 27. This two-week equestrian event will feature top riders competing for the $25,000 PCHA/Equine Insurance Children’s/Adult Hunter Championships, Oct. 17 through Oct. 21. It also includes the $25,000 PCHA/Equine Insurance Children’s/Adult Amateur Jumper Finals, Oct. 24 through Oct. 28 which will include the $25,000 Grand Prix Hunter Derby, Oct. 26.

Prior to the main event Oct. 27, are planned workshops and clinics featuring a pony club and youth workshop taught by Olympian Rich Fellers; riding clinics led by Olympic Gold Medalist, Will Simpson (Compton Junior Posse Clinic) and a jumper clinic be led by Bernie Traurig, Christine Traurig and Mandy Porter. For more information go to

A Halloween-themed event will follow with cash prizes for best costumes.