Many national and international participants will showcase numerous breeds of horses during the L. A. County Fair’s 17 days. Horses will be featured in horse shows and special demonstrations all day and evening at the horse show arena. The Fair runs Sept. 10-26.
Consisting of a variety of shows and demonstrations designed to educate and entertain, Cavalcade of Horses is designed to appeal to Fairguests of all ages. Visitors will enjoy watching the skills and the beauty displayed by a multitude of man’s other best friend, the horse.
The following shows and demonstrations are scheduled to take place at Cavalcade of Horses:
• The 4-H Show will be Sept. 10-12 at 1 and 7 p.m. This annual event will feature a horse show presented by youngsters in southern California 4-H clubs.
• The California Saddlebred Futurity Horse Show will celebrate its 60th year at the Fair. Shows are scheduled to start at 1 and 7 p.m., Sept. 16-19. The competition will feature a showcase of Saddlebred horses, known for their pleasant disposition and eagerness. Considered to be the horse of America, Saddlebred horses are also known for their five gaits: the walk, trot, cantor, slow gait and rack.
• The Friesian Horse Dutch Keuring will conduct horse judging all day on Sept. 20. Certified judges from Holland will rate the massive, black Friesians. Horses are judged on appearance.
• The International Friesian Show Horse Association (FSHA) Western States Regional Classic, is scheduled Sept. 10-12 at 1 and 7 p.m. The Friesian’s are judged on a variety of performances.
• The International Draft Horse, Mule and Pleasure Driving Horse Show, scheduled to start at 1 and 7 p.m., Sept. 22-26, will showcase draft horses, mules and pleasure driving horses pulling carts and carriages. A variety of classes will compete in the competition for single carts, fancy coaches or 6-horse draft hitches.
For more information on Cavalcade of Horses, visit the Web site at www.lacountyfair.com or call (909) 623-3111.