Plan Your 2024 Show Season at Blenheim EquiSports

by | Dec 31, 2023 | Featured, Press Releases

With a full line-up of competition offerings and a location just minutes from the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, Blenheim EquiSports is the ideal equestrian “showcation” destination! 

In 2024, Blenheim EquiSports will offer 11 weeks of rated hunter/jumper competition at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Shelby Drazan on her horses in 2014

The 2024 Blenheim EquiSports show season will kick off with three weeks of FEI competition, including the Blenheim Spring Classic I CSI2*, to be held April 3-7; the Blenheim Spring Classic II CSI3*, running April 10-14; and the San Juan Capistrano International CSI3*, May 8-12. 

Each week will offer three Longines FEI Jumping Ranking classes, and the Blenheim Spring Classic II CSI3* and the San Juan Capistrano International CSI3* will also count as Minimum Eligibility Requirement (MER) events for athletes looking to achieve their qualification for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Following a successful year in 2023, Blenheim EquiSports is also proud to announce a continued partnership with ATCO for 2024, which will include sponsorship of all three weeks of spring FEI events at Blenheim EquiSports in San Juan Capistrano, CA. 

The three weeks of FEI competition will be held across the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park’s premier grass fields and the all-new, all-weather Ortega Sand Arena, allowing horses and riders to compete in various first-class venues.

Throughout the season, Blenheim EquiSports will continue to feature weekly grand prix and jumper classics, including the popular Markel 1.35m Jumper Series & Leading Rider Bonus program. 

For young horses, exhibitors can take advantage of the Blenheim EquiSports West Coast Young Jumper Series, offering complimentary Young Jumper entry fees and reduced stabling fees. The series will culminate with the $60,000 Young Jumper Championships, to be held during the Blenheim Fall Tournament, September 11-15.

Shelby Drazan on her horses in 2014

For hunter riders, the 2024 show schedule includes a plethora of USHJA International, National and Pony Hunter Derbies.  

Featured derby highlights include the USHJA Southwest Regional National Derby Championship during the Blenheim June Classic II, June 19-23, and the USHJA Pony Hunter Derby Championships – West, at the Blenheim June Classic III, June 26-30. The June Classic III will also host the Blenheim West Coast Pony Hunter Challenge, presented by USHJA Zone 10.

Additional hunter features include:

    • World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) member event – Blenheim Spring Classic II, April 10-14
    • the USHJA Southwest Regional Green Incentive Championships – Blenheim June Classic II, June 19-23
    • the Adequan/USEF Junior Hunter National Championships – West – July 21-23
    • the Blenheim EquiSports Young Hunter Series, culminating in the $10,000 Young Hunter Championships at the International Jumping Festival, September 18-22 
    • the $25,000 CPHA Green Hunter Incentive Championships – Blenheim Fall Tournament, September 11-15
    • and much more!
Shelby Drazan on her horses in 2014

All 11 weeks at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park will offer a full array of equitation classes, and the equitation competition really heats up in the second half of the season!

The Blenheim June Classic II, June 19-23, will again feature the highly popular American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge, presented by Whitethorne LLC, and from there, the equitation championships continue!

Highlights include:

    • the USHJA Gladstone Equitation Cup – West – July 21-23
    • the USHJA Adult Gladstone Equitation Cup – West and the CPHA Foundation Medal Final – Blenheim Racing Festival, July 23-28
    • the ASPCA Southwest Regional National Championships, the THIS Area Championship, the NHS Area Championship, the Foxfield Medal Finals, and the PCHA 2’9” Junior/Amateur Medal Finals – South – all during the Blenheim Fall Tournament, September 11-15
    • the Platinum Performance USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Medal Finals – West, the EMO Insurance/USHJA 3’3” Jumping Seat Junior Medal Finals – West, the USHJA 3’3” Hunt Seat Junior Medal Finals – West, and the USHJA 3’3” Jumping Seat Amateur Medal Finals – West – all during the International Jumping Festival – Blenheim, September 18-22 
    • the WCE Medal Final at the Las Vegas National

Click here to view the full schedule!

Shelby Drazan on her horses in 2014