Western Week is April 17-20
Four AQHA and PCQHA shows, and a NRHA show are the hallmarks of Western Week and include Open, Amateur, and Youth classes in Trail, Western, Reining, English, Showmanship, Barrel Racing, and more! The Del Mar National is one of the few remaining shows offering a wealth of perpetual trophies which still travel with the winners, as well as lovely individual class trophies and keepsake ribbons. The highlight of Western Week is Night of the Horse, presented by Mary's Tack & Feed on Saturday, April 19, at 7:00P.M.
Night of the Horse presents Hoofbeats Through History
Sponsored by Mary's Tack & Feed, Hoofbeats Through History examines the moment man encountered the horse and how his world changed. The ensuing bond between them, forged from that moment forward, forever changed how man worked, traveled, played and waged war.
The legendary Anthony DeLongis, accomplished mounted shooter, Hollywood actor and director, published writer, voiceover artist, Black Belt and USA Martial Arts and International Knife Throwers Halls of Fame inductee, will delight spectators with his warfare skills.
Peter Sherayko, King of the Western Movies, is a historian, author, actor and coordinator. He will enact how the cowboy tamed the west, opened territory, ranched, mined, traveled, and brawled!
Clay Maier will showcase driving dressage and jumping during his Friesian Spectacular demonstrating maneuvers used by the cavalry.
Among other topnotch entertainers will be WorldJoust Tournaments, present day knights in shining armor who will demonstrate authentic and exciting jousting techniques, local horse whisperer, Nancy Nunke, with the only trained Przewalski's horse in the world (these prehistoric horses were the subject of cave drawings in France 10,000 years ago!) They are very rare and most people have never seen one in person.
Many more exciting and accomplished performers (Charros, Roman Riders and Trick Riders) will join in bringing this historic partnership to life.
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