Cassio Rivetti and Alanine de Vains Ride to Victory in $101,000 Marshall & Sterling Grand Prix CSI3* at National Sunshine Series I
Thermal, Calif. – Nov. 7, 2021 – Sunday marked the final day of competition during the National Sunshine Series I at the Desert International Horse Park, with athletes vying for the biggest purse of the week. The nation’s top show jumping athletes turned out for the $101,000 Marshall & Sterling Grand Prix CSI3* on Sunday afternoon in the Grand Prix Ring with eight advancing to the jump-off. In the end, it was Brazil’s Cassio Rivetti and Alanine de Vains who sped to victory ahead of Irish athletes Conor Swail with Vital Chance de la Roque and Lorcan Gallagher with Cana van de Blom.
Alexis Meadows and Antwerp Awarded Amateur-Owner 3’6” Hunter Championship at National Sunshine Series I
Thermal, Calif. – Nov. 7, 2021 – Amateur-Owner hunters highlight competition in the Main Hunter Ring on the final day of the National Sunshine Series I at the Desert International Horse Park. Showcasing her mount’s beautiful jump and even pace, Alexis Meadows and her own Antwerp took home the Amateur-Owner 3’6” Hunter Championship, sponsored by Aleron and Casa Luigi, to conclude competition on Sunday afternoon.
In the Amateur-Owner 3’33” 18-35 Hunter division, sponsored by DePaolo Equine Concepts, it was Jacqueline Attwood-DuPont and Black Label who earned the championship honors. The Amateur-Owner 3’3” 36 and Over Hunter division, sponsored by Thumbs Up Farm, was held next, with Friday’s $5,000 USHJA Junior/Amateur National Hunter Derby winners Christina Smith and Soon to Be taking home the championship title.
Results, orders of go, and time schedules for the National Sunshine Series, presented by Marshall & Sterling, can be found here.
To learn more about the world class competition being offered this year by Desert International Horse Park, click here.