William Shatner’s Hollywood Charity Horseshow
It’s time once again for one of the standout charitable events in Burbank: the Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show, hosted by William and Elizabeth Shatner!
And with boutique luxury accommodations at Hotel Amarano, you’re just minutes from the prestigious venue, the Los Angeles Equestrian Center along the Los Angeles River.
This year’s proceedings get underway Saturday, June 3, and as always they’ll feature some thrilling horsemanship, some fabulous music, and a grand auction raising money for a whole slew of very good causes!
William Shatner’s Charity Horse Show: The Backstory
William Shatner conceived of the idea for this one-of-a-kind charitable event in the 1980s, when he watched physically impaired children participating in a therapeutic riding program run by a group called Ahead With Horses. Profoundly touched, Shatner launched his first Charity Horse Show in 1990, and it’s been going strong—and adding more and more charitable organizations to its list of beneficiaries—ever since.
Reining for Charity
The event kicks off with a truly top-tier reining competition featuring some of the very best horses and riders. It’s an equestrian spectacle that never fails to impress: the intimate communication between human and animal, the sheer athleticism and dexterity of the mounts.
After that remarkable set of contests, the show transitions into a charitable auction set to the soundtrack of some heavy-hitting musical performers. Past headliners have included Willie Nelson, Wynonna Judd, Brad Paisley, Randy Travis, Lyle Lovett, and Ben Folds.
The Worthy Recipients
The charities supported by the Shatners’ long-running fundraiser—which invariably includes many signed keepsakes and other special items from the Shatners’ big and broad friend base in the entertainment industry—encompass a wide variety of local, regional, and national groups. You can see the current year’s recipients right here.
Experience the Next Hollywood Charity Horse Show With Hotel Amarano
You can check out pictures from past years’ Charity Horse Shows right here—get ready to see some familiar faces!
The Priceline.com Hollywood Charity Horse Show is a fabulous yearly tradition with big-name musical acts, one-of-a-kind auction items, and some stunning horseback displays, all of it focused on those organizations doing tireless work for the betterment of those who need it most. Come take part in this remarkable event, which we here at Hotel Amarano wholeheartedly support!