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Del Mar Horsepark Committee to Present Recommendations at June 8 meeting.

When the 22nd District Association Board of Directors (22nd DAA) meets on June 8, 2021, the Horsepark Ad-hoc Committee will present options to resume equestrian activities at the Horsepark facility in 2022.

The Board created the Horsepark Ad-Hoc Committee to work with staff in evaluating the environmental requirements, cost estimates, ongoing operational costs for historic profit and loss of Horsepark operations and past capital investments/improvements, estimated costs for needed future capital investments/improvements, consideration for the potential changes in requirements associated with Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) permits, and to explore funding opportunities. In addition, the committee facilitated community feedback holding a public workshop to gather feedback, interest and ideas.

With the community interest in the future operations of the Horsepark facility, the Del Mar Fairgrounds website now features a dedicated page highlighting the timeline of events leading up to the decision to pause equestrian activity, and the Horsepark Ad-Hoc Committee’s continued progress in gathering information to provide the Board with a recommendation for action. 

At a meeting scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the committee plans on presenting three potential outcomes to the Board for consideration:

  • The 22nd DAA continues to operate Horsepark
  • The 22nd DAA enters into a public/private partnership to invest in and operate Horsepark
  • The 22nd DAA contracts with an operator to make the investment into Horsepark

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