Thermal, Calif. – Oct. 22, 2021 – The first day of competition at the Adequan® Desert Dressage I CDI-W and the Spooktacular National Dressage Show, presented by Platinum Performance, kicked off in winning style Friday at the Desert International Horse Park (DIHP). Boasting impressive improvements across the showgrounds, athletes were eager to be a part of the first of three recognized dressage competitions to be held at the recently renovated facility this season. Emerging at the top of the leaderboard in the Hof Kasselmann CDI3* Grand Prix was Carly Taylor-Smith and Nikki Taylor-Smith’s Rosalut NHF after receiving a personal best score.
After taking a break from competition over the summer, Jan Ebeling returned to international competition to conclude Friday afternoon with a win. He topped the Four Winds Farm CDI-W Short Grand Prix aboard Status Royal Old, owned by Ann Romney. After impressing the judges with the extended canter and receiving a score of 9 for the halt, the pair earned the win with a score of 68.605%.
Results and time schedules for the Adequan® Desert Dressage I CDI-W and the Spooktacular National Dressage Show, presented by Platinum Performance, can be found here.
To learn more about the world class competition being offered this year by Desert International Horse Park, click here.