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Horse Shows Events located in California

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Find California horse shows here, with names, dates, location, and types of classes that each of the CA shows offer. California horse shows events abound. CA is second only to Texas in the number of horses! Yet in California more money is earned and spent by the industry. You name the shows, breeds or activities and California has it.

Also, California is a state of varied terrain and some is of great interest, so there are tons of trail rides and dude ranches. From breed and discipline shows; from trail rides: and from race track to race track, plus often wonderful weather, there is no dearth of horse shows or events. It would be more apt to say all horses and riding styles are well and delightfully ensconced in this state.

Let’s face it, California has the largest state population, some open land and some of the largest cities in the US. So why wouldn’t it have whatever shows events that are possible?

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Standard show ads are only $5 for an entire year; Featured ads $49 or less.



Entries in the Horse Show Calendar appear below in the following order: Featured ads first, followed by the $5 Standard ads. Within each section shows are ordered by “start date”.
Name Dates Breeds Disciplines State Results

Standard California Shows

DAHA Fall Fling Arabian Show
Class A and loads of classes.
September 30, 2016 to
October 2, 2016
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Recent Standard Shows
The Watsonville Summer Classic, the biggest little show in the west.
August 6, 2016 to
August 7, 2016
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Santa Barbara National
Oldest in the West and of the most prestigious in the nation.
July 7, 2016 to
July 9, 2016
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Diamond Jubilee Benefit Horse Show
You’ll love being in Del Mar at the Diamond Jubilee!
April 7, 2016 to
April 10, 2016
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SWSL February & More!
A non-profit organization founded to offer great experience Feb though Oct..
February 14, 2016
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Back2Basics AQHA Show, NRCHA Derby & All Breed Trail Stakes
A slate of AQHA approved classes.
February 10, 2016 to
February 14, 2016
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Standard Shows Not Yet Updated
Womens Horse Lovers Retreat
This grown up camp for women is a dream come true!
September 18, 2015 to
September 20, 2015
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Basic California Shows
Mother Lode All Morgan Horse Show September 2, 2016 to
September 4, 2016
Santa Rosa, California
SCHC Labor Day Classic September 10, 2016 to
September 11, 2016
San Marcos, California
WCRHA Futurity Derby and North West Reg Affiliate Finals October 20, 2016 to
October 23, 2016
Rancho Murieta, California
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California Shows with the following discipline classes

California shows based on a single discipline or shows that offer specific discipline classes is importantly useful for all exhibitors who reside in or near this state.   Disciplines for which California offers at least 3 opportunities for showing are as follows:

Drvng    Saddleseat    Academy    Gaited    Eng. Plsr    Cntry Plsr    Sho Plsr    Clssc Plsr    Equitation    Prk    Dressage    Jumper    Hunter    Barrel Racing    Reining    TRAIL    WSTRN PLSR    WSTRN RDNG   

California Shows by Month

Anyone involved with horses in California wants to know which shows occur where, each month. These shows and their locations within the state, and their start dates, is a 'need to know' situation and changes from year to year, The months in which California provides three or more shows are:

Feb    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug    Sep    Oct   

California Shows and Classes for Breeds:

Shows for breeds and events/classes in California are of great interest to those living in the state, or nearby. Of course, often a state offers one of more shows that pull in many entries from around the country. Breeds for which California offers at least 3 chances to hit the show ring are as follows: