Ashlee Bond Blazes to Victory in MLSJ $9,100 FEI 1.40m Two Phase CSI2*, Sponsored by Desert Flight, at Desert Holiday I
Thermal, Calif. – Dec. 2, 2021 – International competition began in the Grand Prix Arena Thursday at Desert Holiday I with the feature class of the day, the MLSJ $9,100 FEI 1.40m Two Phase CSI2*, sponsored by Desert Flight. Ireland’s Alan Wade set the track for the 33 entries, which included bending lines, rollback turns, a vertical-oxer double combination, and an oxer-vertical double combination. After jump seven, the jump-off portion of the class began, so riders thoughtfully executed their first seven fences before taking the speed up a notch and racing towards home while also trying to keep the rails from falling. While many top international riders completed both phases fault-free with competitive times, it was Israel’s Ashlee Bond and Lazy who crossed the beams in the quickest time to secure victory.
Only Always and Nick Haness Earn Top Honors in $1,000 USHJA Green 3’6”and 3’9” Hunter Incentive Stake, Sponsored by Bridgeport Farms
Thermal, Calif. – Dec. 2, 2021 – Hunter competitors were eager to begin day two of competition Thursday, December 2, at the Desert Holiday I, starting with the highly competitive $1,000 USHJA Green 3’6” and 3’9” Hunter Incentive Stake, sponsored by Bridgeport Farms. Nick Haness and Only Always took to hunter competition with a strong start riding to first place honors in the Green 3’6”and 3’9” Hunter Incentive Stake out of a strong group of 15 horse-and-rider combinations. Haness and Sunset Boulevard took home second place, while Mitch Endicott and Aventus rounded out the top three.
Moments from Major League Show Jumping FEI 5* Jog, Presented by FarmVet
Results, orders of go, and time schedules for the Desert Holiday I can be found here.
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