Cancellation of the Del Mar National Horse Show

March 13, 2020

To our valued exhibitors, vendors, participants and patrons,

We must unfortunately announce the cancellation of this year’s Del Mar National Horse Show, which was set to run April 14-May 3, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. On behalf of Del Mar National Horse Show’s Committee Chair Lee Haydu and our entire staff, we appreciate your understanding about the decision to cancel this year’s event.

There is no higher priority than the health and safety of our Fairgrounds family, exhibitors, vendors and patrons. In light of the COVID-19 situation, cancelling the horse show is an essential public safety step we must take.

The Del Mar National Horse Show garnered the prestigious USEF Heritage Show designation from the US Equestrian Federation this year. That is a testament to the rich history and traditions of a world-class show that highlights some of the most exciting and renowned equestrian competitions in the country. Yet cancelling the show in light of recent events is the right thing to do. We plan to host the 75th Del Mar National Horse Show next year and we look forward to seeing you there.

Patrons who purchased tickets to the horse show’s Saturday evening events have two options:

  1. This year’s tickets will be honored at next year’s show.
  2. A refund can be obtained through the point of purchase.

Exhibitor entry fees and vendor fees will be applied to next year’s show or refunded; contact the Equestrian Office at 858-792-4288 for more information.

Again, we thank you for your understanding about this difficult decision to cancel this year’s Del Mar National. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at next year’s event.

Timothy J. Fennell
CEO/General Manager
Del Mar Fairgrounds/Racetrack/22nd District Agricultural Association

THANK YOU to OUR VALUED 2020 SPONSORS and PARTNERS