May 6, 2009
Spanish horses danced, mariachis played, and a crowd of 2,800 converged Saturday night on the Los Angeles Equestrian Center for the 11th annual Fiesta of the Spanish Horse extravaganza, the capstone of four days of competitions. Horses from Spain, Portugal, Peru and Brazil, including breeds such as the Andalusian, Pura Raza Española, Lusitano, Paso Fino and Peruvian Paso, dipped and dove, cantered and trotted as families from across the state made the annual trip to Burbank. Valentine Godina, president of High Desert Mariachi Juvenil, looked on as his son, Eric, led the group in a song-and-dance routine outside the stadium.
August 31, 2002
Molly Shore The Los Angeles Equestrian Center will house other members of the animal kingdom at the Festival of the Animals Pet Fair on Sept. 7 and 8. Dogs, cats and rabbits, brought here by animal-rescue agencies, will be looking for love in the right place. In addition to the pet adoption, there will be music with a Western twang by the Mark Sellers Band; pony rides for children; the Andalusian Region I horse show championship, and a silent auction for prizes, including travel, art work, and memorabilia donated by "Golden Girls" actresses Betty White and Rue McClanahan.
May 2, 2007
Joanne Asman has been connected to the equestrian arts for nearly 35 years. Her love for Spanish horses and her dream to inform the public about them have culminated in the creation of the Fiesta of the Spanish Horse. This year marks the ninth annual fiesta, a four-day event consisting of various exhibitions revolving around Spanish horses at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. The highlight of the horse show will be a Saturday night extravaganza boasting an array of riders, musicians, dancers and other entertainment.
April 30, 2009
Horses of Spanish heritage will be stepping lively and proud in events held Thursday through Sunday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. The 11th annual Fiesta of the Spanish Horse will offer four days of multibreed show competitions that are free to attend, and a Saturday night gala raising funds for cancer research. The daily competitions are for Spanish breeds like Andalusian, Lusitano, Pura Raza Española, Paso Fino, Peruvian Paso and Friesian, said Joanne Asman, event coordinator.