General Information

The Facility & Area


Nestled just a few miles inland from the quaint Southern California town of San Juan Capistrano, sits the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano where Blenheim Facility Management offers a premier year round sun-kissed, sea-breezed property for equestrian sports, soccer competitions and a variety of other special occasions.

The 40-acre facility can accommodate events of varying sizes; featuring a sprawling 500′ by 900′, beautifully manicured grass field, a 200’ by 300’ indoor arena and seven additional competition rings for equestrian events. In addition to horse sports, the grass outdoor space has also been the home to over 7,100 CSL Premier soccer games and other special events such as antique car shows and concerts.

Size and quantity, however, tell only half the story. The rest is in the details. Regardless of the scale of your event, the beautiful, raw expanse that is the Rancho Viejo Riding Park, serves as the perfect setting to enjoy a number of activities. Grandstands and the space for additional seating on both the hillside and berm, offer fabulous views of the grounds. Additionally, the gently rolling hillside provides up-close views for all. Grass expanses between arenas and fields invite spectators to stroll the grounds or enjoy a picnic.

Blenheim Facility Management is located within an easy drive of many of Southern California’s favorite destinations. Disneyland, California Adventure and Legoland are nearby. The historic San Juan Capistrano Mission and downtown San Juan Capistrano is just minutes away. Upscale shopping at South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island, as well as five-star accommodations at the Ritz Carlton and the Monarch Beach Resort, are within a short drive. And beaches beckon from just a short distance away.

Frequently Asked Questions

The park is open from dawn to dusk for walk-in traffic entering through Riata Park. Cars may enter the park Monday through Friday from 7:00am thru 6:00pm on non-event days. During events, weekday and weekend hours are extended.
Yes, dogs are allowed. We ask that you follow the law and keep your dog on a leash and you take advantage of the doggie bags we provide and clean up after your pet.
Yes, the park is open for all to enjoy. We don’t charge admission. We have tables and chairs set-up for you to use and enjoy when you visit. We hold many events year round (click here for calendar) and many encourage spectators. We do ask that when events are taking place that visitors are respectful and follow the event rules.
Please note that alcohol, smoking and glass containers are not allowed at the park.
Under the Management agreement terms, Blenheim Facility Management is solely responsible to pay for the maintenance, staffing, utilities and all other costs related to the everyday operation of the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano.
Blenheim EquiSports, is an equestrian event management company based in San Juan Capistrano, CA, that produces over twenty events per year in three locations: Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano, CA; Del Mar Horse Park, Del Mar, CA and the South Point Equestrian Center, Las Vegas, NV.

The events include USEF “Premier” rated hunter-jumper shows featuring multiple grand prix events, a Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League event, USHJA International Hunter Derbies, Pony Finals, Medal Finals and more.

Notable stand-alone events held at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano include the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team Trials the U.S Olympic Dressage Team Trials in 2004, 2008.

Because many of the horse shows currently held at the park attract thousands of national and international competitors as well as their family and staff each week, the local businesses in town, such as hotels, restaurants, retail stores, tack stores and many others, see a large increase in revenue with the influx of visitors.

Blenheim Facility Management Events

Equestrian


  • Managed more FEI Championship events than any other equestrian management company in the United States
  • Las Vegas World Cup Final – 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007 & 2009
  • FEI Children’s Jumper Final – 2004, 2005 & 2006
  • 1st United States Olympic Equestrian Team Trial held on the West Coast – 2000
  • 1st FEI outdoor CSI-A International in the United States – 2001
  • United States Olympic Team Trials in both show jumping & dressage – 2004
  • United States Olympic Team Trials in dressage – 2008

Soccer


  • Hosted over 10,300 CSL Premier soccer players
  • Hosted major youth soccer tournaments

Other Events


    • KISS Concert (6,000 people) – 2008
    • Jewel performance at Olympic Trials – 2000
    • Antique Car Shows
    • Dog Shows
    • Corporate Events
    • Circus Performances
    • Weddings
    • Community Outreach Events