56th Annual Portuguese Band National Horse Show – Mini Fact Sheet

Fifty-Sixth Annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show

September 6, 7 & 8, 2013 – Rolling Hills Estates, California

Mini Fact Sheet (issue date 3-1-2013)


Sponsored by:                                     Peninsula Committee Children’s Hospital

Publicity Chairman:                           Caro Miguelez   caromiguelez@gmail.com    

 Information:                                         Web Site:  www.pcch.net  Information Line:  310-318-8258

 Event:                                                    Portuguese Bend National Horse Show
                                                                Ernie Howlett Park, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
When:                                                    September 6, 7 & 8, 2013

 Anticipated Attendance:                   3,000 to 5,000

 Committee President:                      Bette Moen

Horse Show Chairman:                    Valerie Kelly

 General Admission:                          
Friday: Free
Saturday & Sunday:  $5.00    Children 12 and under: Free

Reserved Seating: Ringside Tables: Table of 10 (3 days) $450.00 or Table of 10 (1 day) $200.00
  Individual Seats: One table seat $25.00 each

Tax ID Number:                                  23-7091175

 The weekend of September 6, 7 & 8, 2013 marks the return of the Portuguese Bend National Horse Show. This major fund raising event for PENINSULA COMMITTEE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL will benefit  the Associates Endowment to  Advance Developmental Neuroscience at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which aims to be an international leader in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders.  This endowment will advance previous investments in imaging research and technology by supporting the people, programs and technology needed to establish a comprehensive brain development and neuroscience program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been named the best children’s hospital in California and among the best in the nation for clinical excellence with its selection to the prestigious US News & World Report Honor Roll.  Children’s Hospital is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States. The hospital is also one of America’s premier teaching hospitals through its affiliation since 1932 with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. In the past 55 years, the Peninsula Committee has donated nearly $13 million to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

 For three days, this A-rated PORTUGUESE BEND NATIONAL HORSE SHOW having two fully scheduled arenas offers a wide variety of classes, including the prestigious PCHA Horsemanship Medal Finals for riders 14 and under and the newly awarded PCHA Victor Hugo Vidal Adult Horsemanship Class for riders 35 and over.  In addition, the $10,000 Barby Hartwig Hereford Jr-A/O Jumper Classic and the $15,000 Seahorse Jumper Classic promise to challenge some of the West Coast’s finest riders with difficult and exciting courses.

 The PENINSULA COMMITTEE is unique in that entire families become involved in the colorful show. They provide planning, preparation and personnel to staff the event and they give, in the process, over 15,000 volunteer hours each year. An atmosphere of hometown fun is created through the decorations, booths and boutiques. Puppet shows, pony rides, face painting and moon bounce are just some of the popular activities of the Children’s Circle.  Many food booths entice the crowds with items for breakfast, lunch and snacks.

“A” rated – USEF, PCHA, LAHJA

 MANAGER: Robin Serfass, Leucadia, CA

Course Designer: Scott Starnes, Coto de Caza, CA