Del Mar Horsepark Welcomes Exhibitors Back for Del Mar Sunshine Classic

Del Mar- July 10, 2023 - HITS Del Mar is thrilled to announce the return of exhibitors and spectators for the highly anticipated Sunshine Classic. After a period of closure and renovations, we are excited to invite everyone back for a week filled with thrilling equestrian classes and a range of special events.

The special events will kick off on Friday, July 14, at 3 pm with a unique experience for wine enthusiasts. Join us in the elegant Del Mar Ocean Club for a delightful wine tasting featuring exquisite locally produced wine from The Cov Wine. If you are still looking to purchase a table in our Del Mar Ocean Club, please email as they are almost sold out. 

We also invite exhibitors to leave their mark by participating in our mural painting event. Led by internationally renowned artist and sculptor Jerome Gastaldi, the creator of all the sculptures on display throughout the park. Our vendor area will transform into a colorful masterpiece on Friday, July 14, from 1 pm to 5 pm, and Saturday, July 15, from 9 am to 5 pm. It is an opportunity to showcase your artistic talents and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of Del Mar Horsepark. 

On Saturday, July 15, the excitement continues with our grand re-opening celebration starting promptly at 4 pm. Prepare for a day filled with exciting competitions and entertainment. The festivities will begin with a captivating dog agility and horse competition.

After a day of hunter and jumper events, brace yourself for the exhilarating $100,000 Bentley Motors Grand Prix. Witness the world's finest equestrian athletes compete for a piece of the cash prize and an Antares Sellier saddle, as they demonstrate their exceptional skills and grace on the course.

As the sun sets on this unforgettable day, prepare to groove to the beats of the renowned Bruno Mars cover band, 24K Magic. The evening will be filled with live music, creating a vibrant and electric atmosphere that will leave you dancing the night away.

"The HITS Del Mar team is absolutely thrilled to welcome back our exhibitors and visitors to this year's Del Mar Sunshine Classic," said Dale Harvey, General Manager of Del Mar Horsepark. "We have curated an exceptional lineup of events and competitions that promises an unforgettable experience for all. From wine tastings and mural painting to high-stakes competitions and live music, there is something for everyone to enjoy. We can't wait to see you there!"

Del Mar Horsepark is committed to providing a safe environment for all attendees. We will follow all local health guidelines and implement necessary safety measures to ensure the well-being of our horses.

For more information and to purchase public parking for Saturday, July 15 -  please visit our website at and follow us on social media for updates.