Conor Swail Soars to Victory with Vital Chance de la Roque in $138,600 Sun Air Jets 1.55m Grand Prix CSI3*
Thermal, Calif. – Feb. 6, 2022 – International competition during Desert Circuit III concluded Sunday as athletes took to the $138,600 Sun Air Jets 1.55m Grand Prix CSI3* to compete for the top prize. Thirty-five elite athletes entered the Grand Prix Arena to contest the track built by Alan Wade (IRL). Though many fell victim to the various challenges presented across the course, a total of 10 pairs navigated the first round clear and took on the jump-off. Ultimately, it was Ireland’s Conor Swail who took the win aboard his own Vital Chance de la Roque.
Christina Smith and Soon To Be Bring Home Championship in Thumbs UP Farm Amateur-Owner 3’3” Hunter 36 & Over
Amateur-Owner hunter competitors took to Hunter 1 Sunday morning for the final day of Desert Circuit III at the Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) to compete for championship honors in their respective heights and age groups. Over courses designed by Kevin Holowack, horse-and-rider combinations laid down the best they had to offer in an attempt to impress the judges one last time and secure the tricolor ribbon. In the end, it was Christina Smith and Soon To Be who rose to occasion to walk away with championship honors.