Sunday, July 31, 2016

Santa Fe goes Horsey: Equestrian events, art, music and more


HIPICO Santa Fe debuted in 2015 and is New Mexico’s premier venue for equestrian events—a new shining star in the Southwest’s horse show circuit that hosts the Santa Fe Summer & Fall Series including the Art Of The Horse fine art show. HIPICO Santa Fe is just six miles from downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Athletes from across the United States, Europe, Canada and Mexico will travel to Santa Fe to for the magnificent three-week Summer Series July 27 to August 14 that showcases hunter and jumper competitions including weekly Welcome Stakes, a $10,000 International Hunter Derby, weekly National Hunter Derbies and multiple Grands Prix with up to $50,000 in prize monies. There are also special classes including the Sandia BMW/MINI Cooper Ride-and-Drive and a Wild Horses Music Concert featuring Nosotros on August 7.

The $50,000 Grand Prix de Santa Fe will be the grand finale of the Summer Series on August 14 2016, benefiting local and regional charities. For those who want more, the Fall Series runs for four weeks: August 24 - September 25.

All events are free to the public Wednesday through Sunday—with top competitions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons—but you can also reserve a table in the HIPICO VIP Lounge for a distinctive luxury hospitality experience and concierge services. VIP tables and tickets are available for purchase at: www.hipicosantafe.com/vip.

The Art of the Horse exhibition tent, in partnership with Santa Fe Exports, will feature 34 fine art photographers, painters, and sculptors and showcase works by artists such as equine photographer Bri Cimino, fine art painter Kiki Martinez, native sculptors Doug Coffin and Upton Greyshoes Ethelbah, and a monumental installation of world-renown sculptor, Allan Houser.

For detailed information on all the activities and opportunities for this year’s expanded summer and fall series as well as HIPICO Santa Fe’s year round therapeutic and other programs, please visit www.hipicosantafe.com.