The Del Mar National Horse Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena.

Historically, training horses for dressage and other disciplines was restricted to armies and military friendly colleges. Today, the sport has gained in popularity and even colleges compete on a national stage in the sport.

For more than 60 years the Del Mar National Horse Show has been one of the most respected, distinguished and popular equestrian events in Southern California. Consisting of three disciplines — Western, Dressage, and Hunter/Jumper — the Del Mar National Horse Show is a delight for horsemen, as well as a great spectator event.

Many years ago, the Horse Show ran concurrently with the Fair and during the summer, I worked at the stable gate for the combined events. What a great job for a young college student! All those horses and their young female riders... but that's a story for another time. Luckily I chose UCSD and not some military friendly colleges my parents were interested in.

Del Mar National Horse Show Link