Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival


For the complete show experience!

The VIP Luxury Box and VIP Lounge Experience:

For the first time ever, in January and February of 2018, competitors of all levels – from novice amateurs, to youth, to Grand Prix professionals and Olympians – and anyone who wants to enjoy the beauty, power and athleticism of Dressage will have the opportunity to be ring-side to witness top riders and horses in comfort and style in our VIP Viewing Lounge and VIP Luxury Boxes at the newest premier Dressage festival in the world, the Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival.


Hospitality Lounge

For 8 weeks this Winter in sunny California, the Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival will take up residence in two prime Southern California locations.  The first show in the series, January 3-6, will be located at Galway Downs in sunny and scenic wine-country, Temecula, CA.  The Festival will then move to the world-famous Del Mar Fairgrounds, part of the Del Mar Race Track (home of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup) and a short drive to the stunning Del Mar Beach.

Equestrian athletes and competitors from all over the US and North America will travel to California to compete with the best at the newest equestrian competition in the world, featuring the top Dressage riders and horses in the world.  Equine and Equestrian Athletes from the US, Canada and beyond will be in attendance, including American Olympians such as California’s Steffen Peters (Captain Team USA 2016; Bronze Medalist, Dressage, Athens 2004, London 2012 and Rio 2012), Guenter Seidel (Bronze Medalist Dressage) and many more.

With competition starting to heat up for the 2018 Dressage World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the competition is sure to be world-class.




On the West Coast, VIP areas have long been a place for our Dressage community to gather, share stories and cheer each other on during the show. It is a chance for everyone to celebrate each other’s victories, comfort each other in defeat and build lasting bonds beyond the show. Anyone who has been a part of it knows what a special community it is here in California. We are excited to introduce you to that experience.

In honor of this tradition, our luxurious VIP Luxury Boxes provide an intimate setting with optimal, ring-side viewing for groups of six, right in the center of the equestrian action. VIP Show guests and competitors can also take in classes in style and comfort in the VIP Viewing Lounge, ring-side, throughout the day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each show weekend, and during the VIP Gala and Saturday Night Master Classes and Dressage Freestyle Championships. Get the chance to mingle with rising stars, former and current Olympians, World Cup medalists, and Olympic level coaches and trainers in the VIP Viewing Lounge. The VIP Viewing Area will take up the entire north end of the Del Mar Arena – grab a hot latte or a refreshing glass of bubbly and enjoy the view from “C” that only VIP guests will get to enjoy throughout the season.

On Saturday nights, make sure you come dressed sharp and ready for your close up in front of our special Adequan West Coast Dressage Step & Repeat! You just might end up as a cover photo or in the photo gallery for one of the many media publications and websites that will be covering the event!


Saturday nights of each show will be the pinnacle, not-to-be-missed event of each show. Opening each Gala evening will be a world-class level masterclasses with an equestrian great such as Monty Roberts, Boyd Martin, Laura Graves, Helen Hinneman/Steffen Peters or Charlotte DuJardin (see show schedule for specifics dates for each of these exceptional expert’s masterclasses).
VIP Ticket holders for the Gala Dinner will be pampered in style, and will enjoy table-side waiter service, a three-course, plated dinner and a delicious selection of wines. The Gala Dinner includes two bottles of wine per box. Luxury Box-holders will also have the option to order additional wines and champagne, and have them delivered right to their box at the start of the evening festivities.
Whether you are a supporter, trainer or a competitor there will be many options for you at the VIP level. If you are on the go during the day, feel free to stop in and hit the smoothie bar, or grab a fresh breakfast sandwich or a healthy bowl from our oatmeal bar, and head back out ringside or jump on your horse. If you have time to pause and watch the competition, take your breakfast or lunch from the VIP Lounge and head to your private luxury box ringside, and spend the morning or afternoon enjoying world-class, international level Dressage.


Need help making dinner reservations on another night of the show, or during an off-week between shows?

Want to buy additional VIP seats, or order extra wine or champagne for your box?

Stop by our VIP Concierge area to get assistance with ticket or wine orders, dinner reservations, tickets to local shows, or general advice about how to enjoy and navigate the beautiful and diverse San Diego and Southern California area while you are here.  Visit our sparkling and pristine sand beaches, plan a day of wine tasting in Temecula, head up to Disneyland, Legoland or the many amusement parks in the area, visit Balboa Park, the waterfront in Downtown San Diego, or take advantage of the many cultural offerings of the region before heading back to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for more thrilling competition.  Whatever your desired plan for fun, the VIP Concierges can assist you in setting it up.

We will also have a champagne bar, espresso stand and an actual putting green right in the VIP Viewing Lounge, for an entertaining change of pace and some fun for everyone, including the non-horse people in your group.

We have many other delicious and exciting services to announce as we get closer to the start of the Festival.  Get your VIP boxes now, as availability is limited. VIP spots will sell quickly. Make your reservations today! MAKE RESERVATIONS

Below you will find a sampling of the menus that will be provided during a week at the Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival:


Breakfast 7:30 am to 9:30 am 

We are please to offer these buffet items on a rotating basis through out the weeks of the show (menu subject to change):

Lunch 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

We are please to offer these buffet items on a rotating basis through out the weeks of the show (menu subject to change):

VIP Gala Dinner, Saturdays at 6:00 pm

Below is a sample menu, similar to what will be served on one of the VIP Gala nights
(menu subject to change):