CARMAcares: Hoedown for Horses

Embrace the Wild West roots of the Golden State and join us on Sunday, July 21 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for our annual summer fundraiser bash, Hoedown For Horses! Last year, we raised nearly $90,000 for retired racehorses and we’re looking to more than double it. 

At the hoedown, attendees will enjoy country-western themed evening with endless entertainment highlighted by a head-to-head jockey bull riding competition, line and square dancing, live music by American Country singer, Jake Parr and a photo booth.


In addition to all the excitement, a delicious barbecue-styled buffet, by Premier Catering, will offer three different types of gourmet sliders including pork, sirloin burgers and buffalo fried chicken served with kettle chips. There will also be a mash potato station with all the fixings for a feast. When it’s time for CARMA supporters to whet their whistle, there will be a no-host full bar.

Event Sponsors

We are eagerly accepting sponsors for the 2019 CARMAcares: Hoedown for Horses. If you are interested, please download the sponsorship packet and contact us.

Last year’s sponsors included: 

Trail Boss

  • Liberty Road Stables – Marsha Naify
  • Bob & Jill Baffert


  • Auerbach Racing
  • Jay Em Ess Stable
  • Mr. & Mrs. Paul Reddam
  • Purple Shamrock Racing
  • BranJam Stables
  • Del Mar Thoroughbred Club


  • Jane & Burt Bacharach
  • Rick & Marcia Gold
  • Santa Anita Park
  • KC Horse Transport
  • Maureen Richardson
  • Little Red Feather Racing