Fiesta of the Spanish Horse Coming to Equestrian Center

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The fifteenth annual Fiesta of the Spanish Horse, one of Southern California’s largest horse show charity events, has announced it will run May 1 through May 5, 2013 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

Spanish HorseThe popular family-oriented event includes multi-breed horse show competitions and a charity benefit on Saturday with music, food, dancing, vendors, scores of horses, and the The Fiesta Charity Spectacular featuring an action-packed evening of equine entertainment. The five-day show brings together rare and magnificent horses of Spanish origin from across the country, creating an equine event unlike any other in the equestrian show world.

This year’s show will benefit the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

The complete listing of exhibitions, performance acts and celebrities slated for the Saturday festivities will be announced later this month, but is certain to include back-to-back entertainment to thrill spectators of all ages. And it is sure to include the perennial crowd favorite TravelerÒ , USC’s famous white Andalusian mascot who has made a special appearance every year since the show’s inception, always graciously posing with attendees for photos.

Horse show competitions begin Wednesday, May 1 with an open dressage show. Breed competitions, including

Andalusian, PRE, Lusitano, Friesian, Paso Fino, Peruvian Paso, Plantation Walking, and various other horses, will be held Thursday through Sunday. All show competitions are open to the public free of charge.

Festivities for the Saturday, May 4th Charity Spectacular begin at 2:00 pm at the LAEC grounds, featuring food, music, vendors, and open barn areas for attendees to visit and meet with the horses and handlers. The evening show and formal exhibitions begin at 5:00 pm in the Equidome. Ticket prices for the Charity Spectacular range from $10 – $35 (age 4 & under free). Contact 818-842-8444 or www.fiestaspanishhorse.org for more information.