2019 National Championship


The 2019 WE United National Championship will be held October 11-13, 2019 at the Del Mar Horse Park, near San Diego, California!

All scores earned since our first National Championship Show (Sept. 1-3, 2017) at WE Competitions licensed by WE United or the Confederation and judged by WE United-recognized judges will count for qualification. 

This premier horse show facility was chosen for its beauty, temperate weather, and proximity to a very active membership base.

The dates were selected to avoid conflicts with other already-existing WE shows and with a desire to have the Championship as late in the competition season as possible.

For those making the journey from outside the area, travel with horses to the San Diego vicinity should be fairly easy at this time of the year. Temperatures should make travel safe for horses, and mountain passes should still be clear.

We’ll have more details to share with you in the months to come, but wanted to get the dates out there as quickly as possible to help with your planning.

A discount on entry fee will be offered for those traveling more than 700 miles (one way) to attend the show, in recognition of the extra expenses incurred during travel.

All competitors at the Championship must be current members of WE United with WE United Horse Recording numbers, but qualifying scores can be earned prior to joining WE United, provided official results to verify the scores are available.

What does it take to qualify to compete at the National Championships? Horse/Rider combinations must earn a 58% or higher in both Dressage and Ease of Handling and successfully complete all trials at the level in which they are competing (in other words, they can’t be disqualified or eliminated) at the show where the qualifying scores are earned.

Those who attended our first National Championship last year are still talking about the great memories from that show. There was a lot of laughter and enthusiastic support for all involved.

We’re looking forward to making our 2019 Championship every bit as fun and welcoming as our inaugural event in 2017. We hope you can join us!


About the Area

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Del Mar is a great place to stay during a Southern California vacation. Downtown San Diego is 20 miles to the south, the Mexican border city of Tijuana is about 40 miles to the south, and Los Angeles is about 100 miles to the north.

Here are the websites of some nearby hotels (within 10 miles of the Fairgrounds) to aid you in your vacation planning. (Click the hotel name.)

Hotels – Del Mar and Solana Beach

San Diego Del Mar Hilton, 858-792-5200 or 800-833-7904, Del Mar
L’ Auberge Del Mar Resort And Spa, 858-259-1515 or 800-222-8733, Del Mar
Hotel Indigo Del Mar, 877-270-1392, Del Mar
Best Western Premier Hotel Del Mar, 858-755-9765, Del Mar
Del Mar Motel, 858-755-1534 or 800-223-8449, Del Mar
Les Artiste Hotel, 858-755-4646, Del Mar
Courtyard by Marriott, 858-792-8200 or 800-232-2407, Solana Beach
Holiday Inn Express, 858-350-0111, Solana Beach

Hotels – Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley, Del Mar Heights

Morgan Run Resort & Club, 858-756-2471 or 800-378-4653, Rancho Santa Fe
Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 858-756-1131 or 800-843-4661, Rancho Santa Fe
Hampton Inn, 858-947-2111, Del Mar Heights area of San Diego
Doubletree Hotel Del Mar, 858-481-5900, main; or 858-764-0270, groups
Hilton Garden Inn, 858-720-9500
Homewood Suites by Hilton-San Diego-Del Mar, 858-523-0500
The Grand Del Mar, 858-314-2000
Marriott Del Mar, 858-523-1700
Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Del Mar, 858-481-8800 for individual reservations or 760-685-2709 for groups

Hotels – Sorrento Valley, La Jolla

Hyatt House San Diego, 858-597-0500, San Diego
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 858-552-1234 or 800-633-7313, La Jolla
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 858-558-1500, La Jolla
Residence Inn La Jolla, 858-587-1770, La Jolla
Residence Inn Sorrento Mesa, 858-552-9100, San Diego
Courtyard Sorrento Mesa, 858-558-9600, San Diego
Extended Stay Sorrento Mesa, San Diego
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson – San Diego North, 858-558-1818, San Diego
Staybridge Suites, San Diego-Sorrento Mesa, 858-453-5343, San Diego

Hotels – Cardiff, Encinitas

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas, 760-944-0427, Cardiff by the Sea
Howard Johnson, 760-944-3800, Encinitas
EconoLodge, 760-436-4999 or 800-567-6362, Encinitas
Days Inn, 760-944-0260 or 800-795-6044, Encinitas
Best Western Encinitas Inn and Suites, 760-942-7455 or 800-528-1234, Encinitas

Hotels – Carlsbad

Hilton Garden Inn, 760-476-0800 or 800-322-9993, Carlsbad
La Quinta Inn Carlsbad, 760-438-2828 or 800-786-5492, Carlsbad
Hampton Inn, 800-675-8738, Carlsbad
Grand Pacific Resorts, 760-827-2400
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, 760-603-6800 or 800-332-2442
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, 760-438-9111 or 800-854-5000
Holiday Inn Carlsbad by the Sea, 760-438-7880 or 800-266-7880
Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea, 760-438-2285

Tourist information

If you’re planning a vacation while you attend the San Diego County Fair or another event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, these pages will give you information about the surrounding area.