Carly Taylor-Smith and Rosalut NHF Leads Four Winds Farm CDI-W Short Grand Prix Victory Lap on Opening Day of Adequan Desert Dressage II
Thermal, Calif. – Nov. 19, 2021 – After a few weeks break, west coast-based dressage athletes returned to the Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) for the second installment of the Adequan® Desert Dressage series. With the sun shining brightly down on both the national and international show riders, the opening day of competition at the Adequan® Desert Dressage II CDI-W featured four CDI classes. The United States’ Carly Taylor-Smith and Rosalut NHF rode to victory with a 69.053% in the feature class of the day, the Four Winds Farm CDI-W Short Grand Prix.
Croatia Earns Historic First CDI Grand Prix Win With Karen Pavicic Topping the Hof Kasselmann CDI3* Grand Prix
Thermal, Calif. – Nov. 19, 2021 – Prior to the Four Winds Farm CDI-W Short Grand Prix, the Hof Kasselmann CDI3* Grand Prix took center stage in the International Arena of DIHP and welcomed a strong roster of top athletes and their mounts. First to go down centerline in the competitive field, Kaen Pavicic and her very own 9-year-old Hanoverian gelding, Totem (Totilas X Denebula) laid down a solid performance to receive a 69.391%. The occasion marked Totem’s Grand Prix debut and Pavicic’s first time in five years riding a Grand Prix test, and they ultimately held on to the lead to take home the win.The Croatian athlete was thrilled with the result, which was only made more special when she learned it was Croatia’s first ever CDI Grand Prix win in the history of the sport.