Chelsea Brittner and Berry De Maillet Bring Home Victory in $10,000 Valencia Saddlery USHJA National Hunter Derby – Open
Thermal, Calif. – Feb. 4, 2022 – Hunter derby athletes took to Hunter 1 Friday morning to partake in the $10,000 Valencia Saddlery USHJA National Hunter Derby – Open and $10,000 Domino High Voltage USHJA National Hunter Derby – Junior/Amateur and earn the top spot and lion’s share of the generous prize money. Over a track set by Kevin Holowack, 39 entries came forward in the Open section, and 46 entries vied for the win in the Junior/Amateur section. Topping the $10,000 Valencia Saddlery USHJA National Hunter Derby – Open was Chelsea Brittner and Kaylin Faidi’s Berry De Maillet with a score of 183.25. Skylar Wireman and the MZ Farms LLC entry Bonne Starlight took the win in the Junior/Amateur section after riding to a total score of 182.
Skylar Wireman Wins Inaugural Whitethorne Friday Night Lights Equitation Class During Desert Circuit III
Friday evening of Desert Circuit III welcomed a new class to the Grand Prix Arena. Junior and amateur athletes took part in the Whitethorne Friday Night Lights Equitation Class. Set to occur every Friday evening from Desert Circuit III until the Ronnie Mutch Equitation Classic during Week VIII, this equitation class will allow riders to accumulate points and the overall winner at the conclusion of the class will win a Butet saddle. Emerging on top for the first class of the series was Skylar Wireman with a score of 88.