California Equestrian Life
Horse Racing and Equestrian News from California.
Horse life in California including breeding, training, racing, and horse shows. California is home to about 700,000 horses that are engaged in a variety of equestrian activities from horse racing to show jumping to rodeos. Many horses are kept by individuals simply for their own pleasure while others are highly trained for all types of completion.
California Horse Racing
The top horse racing tracks in California are Santa Anita, Del Mar, Golden Gate Fields, and Los Alamitos.
Each track is assigned a racing days each year as indicated below.
The California thoroughbred racing circuit:
Santa Anita Racing Dates
Los Alamitos Racing Dates
Del Mar Racing Dates
Golden Gate Fields
California Stakes Races
Top stakes races in California: Santa Anita Derby - Santa Anita Handicap - Pacific Classic Stakes - Summertime Oaks - Del Mar Futurity - Hollywood Derby - Honeymoon Stakes.
California Horse Shows
California hosts several of the nation's most prestigious horse shows at Desert International Horse Park, Los Angles Equestrian Center, Murieta Equestrian Center, Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano, and Flintridge Riding Club.
California has a rich tradition in presenting some of the top dressage shows in the United States. Here is a listing of dressage organizations in California.