The amazing and always entertaining Cavalcade of Horses, presented by Coors Light, returns to the L.A. County Fair featuring horse shows and demonstrations daily at the horse show arena.
Designed to educate and entertain, Cavalcade of Horses appeals 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 event kicks off Sept. 7 – 9 with America West Barrel Race and Pole Bending throughout the day and evening.
Showing their diverse talents, the Junior Equestrian Drill Team performs on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
The California Saddlebred Futurity Horse Show will celebrate its 63rd year at the Fair. Shows are scheduled for Sept. 13 – 15. 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. On Sunday, Sept. 16, the American Saddlebred Horses, featuring the Scripps Miramar Silver Mounted Group, performs at 1 p.m. Well-known Michelle McFarland and her Pinto Saddlebreds will make an appearance.
W.K. Kellogg Arabian horses are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 19, followed by An Evening With the Friesian Horse on Sept. 19 and 20. The popular 4-H and FFA Horse Show gets under way Sept. 21 with shows through Sept. 23.
Beginning Sept. 26 and continuing through Sept. 30, the International Draft Horse, Mule and Pleasure Driving Horse Show comes to the Fair. For more than a quarter century this acclaimed event entertains standing room only crowds with an amazing extravaganza of breeds and classes. Part of the $10,000 North American Six Hitch Classic, and Host of the 2007 National Shire Show, it’s a truly visual symphony as Belgians, Shires, Clydesdales, Percherons, Gypsy Horses, Mules, Donkeys, Friesians, Hackneys, and Ponies compete for national points.
The audience will be transported back to the days of surreys and buckboards as teams of pairs, four in hand, six up, tandem, and unicorn hitches and wagons wheel by. Come see bareback riding on these gentle giants. Be amused with speed events as drafts, mules and donkeys do barrel racing, pole bending, and squeeze into the keyhole. Mules will amuse with their jumping, hunter/jumper, dressage, western trail and reining classes. The Concours D'Elegance redefines the essence of the word ‘Elegance’ of the turnout vehicle and harness appointments, passengers and grooms. New for this show is the $1,000 Show for the Gold Halter Futurity. Show hours are Wednesday through Saturday 1 p.m., and 6 p.m., and on Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
The L.A. County Fair runs Sept. 7 – 30, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information, visit the Web site at www.lacountyfair.com. rc=http://