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The Outstanding Monterey National Horse Show Returns to Monterey County Fairgrounds on August 2-5
July, 2012. Monterey, CA. By popular demand, the exciting Monterey National Horse Show is returning to the Monterey County Fairgrounds on August 2-5, 2012. This outstanding event, which is fun for the whole family, will feature a wide array of fun activities for the whole family!
The community is invited to attend the very special 76th Annual Monterey County Fair Kick Off BBQ on Saturday, August 4th at 5:00 PM during the Monterey National Horse Show. There will be a delicious BBQ Steak Dinner with all of the trimmings, a no host bar, and a silent and live auction. The cost is $20 for adults, children 12 and under are $10 and kids 5 and under are free. Tickets are now available at www.montereycountyfair.com/
More about the many Monterey National Horse Show events:
The Monterey National Horse Show kicks off with a Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation Golf Tournament Fundraiser to benefit the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation (a 501c3 non-profit organization)
From Thursday, August 2nd – 5th, 2012, there will be many free horse show events, jackpot roping, barrel racing and Ranch National Team Sorting at the Pattee Arena at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. On Thursday, August 2nd from 2 PM – 5 PM, the Ranch Sorting National Championships Clinic will be held. On Saturday, August 4th, there will be a delicious Pancake Breakfast ($5 per person) at 9 AM followed by an exciting Cattle Drive down the Fairgrounds Midway. There will also be Escobar Memorial Team Roping that day followed by the Fair Kick Off Barbecue at 5:00 PM. In addition, there will be the crowning of the Miss Monterey National Horse Show on Saturday evening, August 4th following the Fair Kick Off Dinner with music and dancing.
There is free admission to the Horse Show Events although reserved Box Seat Sponsorships are now available. For entry, box seat sponsorships and more event information, go to www.montereycountyfair.com/
On Sunday, August 5th, there will be the Horsemen’s Association Region 6 Horse Show featuring Ranch Versatility and the 4-H/FFA Horse Show between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM in the Pattee Arena.
Used with permission of the Jo Mora Trust, the poster artwork for the Monterey National Horse Show is by Jo Mora from his beautifully illustrated book that describes the world of the American Cowboy, Saddle Dust and Trail Leather. The poster uses the eye-catching black and white pen and ink Western-themed image on the dedication page and depicts Mora’s son, Joey, sitting astride his horse named “Huerita”, with the Mora family dogs on the ground, “Smoke” on the left and “Zack” on the right.
For more information and to become a sponsor or donate to the Silent Auction, go to www.montereycountyfair.com/
The Monterey County Fairgrounds is a premiere event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility. The Monterey County Fair is the 7th District Agricultural Association of the State of California. The “Very Berry Extraordinary 2012 Monterey County Fair will be held on August 29-September 3, 2012. For more information or to become a sponsor of the 2012 Monterey County Fair, contact the Fair Administration Office, at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, by calling (831) 372-5863 or www.montereycountyfair.com.