Mini Fact Sheet – 54th Annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show

54th Annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show
September 9, 10, 11, 2011 – Rolling Hills Estates, California

Mini Fact Sheet (issue date 3/2011)

Sponsored by: Peninsula Committee Children’s Hospital

Publicity Chairman: Colleen Cotter

Information: Web Site:
Information Line:  310-318-8258

Event: Portuguese Bend National Horse Show
Ernie Howlett Park, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

When: September 9, 10, 11, 2011

Anticipated Attendance: 3,000 to 5,000

Committee President: Terry Witte

Horse Show Chairman: Melanie MacLean

General:                 $5.00 each
Children:               12 and under free
Friday:                    All ages FREE

Reserved Seating: Ringside Tables: Table of 10 (3 days) $450.00 or Table of 10 (1 day) $200.00

Tax ID Number: 23-7091175

The weekend of September 9, 10, 11, 2011 marks the return of the Portuguese Bend National Horse Show. The PENINSULA COMMITTEE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL will present the events as a means of raising money to fund the Endowment for Clinical Imaging Research and Technology Project at CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES, which will have a state of the art MRI system and an endowment program to support clinical research.

Founded in 1901, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES is one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals and is acknowledged worldwide for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health.  Children’s Hospital is one of only eight in the nation – and the only one in the western United States – named to the national “Honor Roll” of children’s hospitals in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report rankings for clinical excellence.  The hospital is preparing to open a $636 million, 317 bed state-of-the-art facility in July 2011 that will further expand services and capabilities at its main campus on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California, as well as increase the ability to provide family-centered care to residents throughout the region.  The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is among the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States, with 100 investigators at work on 186 laboratory studies, clinical trials and community-based research and health programs.  The Saban Research Institute is ranked eighth in National Institutes of Health funding among children’s hospitals in the United States.  Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a premier teaching hospital and has been affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932.

The A-rated PORTUGUESE BEND NATIONAL HORSE SHOW features accomplished equestrians and is a highly anticipated competition for both riders and spectators. Two arenas are fully scheduled all three days offering a wide variety of special events including the PCHA Horsemanship Medal Finals. The $10,000 Seahorse Jumper Classic will challenge some of the West Coast’s finest riders over a difficult and exciting course.

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” Junior, Amateur Owner Hunters
“A” Junior, Amateur Owner Jumpers
“A” Junior, Amateur Owner Hunters
“A” Junior, Amateur Owner Jumpers

MANAGER: Robin Serfass, Leucadia CA
Course Designer: Scott Starnes, Huntington Beach, CA