Desert International Horse Park Welcomes Dressage Competitors for Opening Competition of Adequan® Desert Dressage Series
Thermal, Calif. – Oct. 21, 2021 – As dressage horses are getting settled in for the exciting Adequan® Desert Dressage I CDI-W and the Spooktacular National Dressage Show presented by Platinum Performance, Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) is proud to welcome elite sponsors for the competition kicking off Friday, Oct. 22.
Industry powerhouse, Adequan® is recognized as the title sponsor of the Desert Dressage Series, spanning Week I, from Oct. 21-24, and Week II, from Nov. 18-21. Both Desert Dressage weeks in 2021 will feature CDI-W, CDI3* and CDI2* competition with highlight classes of an FEI World Cup Qualifier™ and qualifying classes for the 2022 FEI North American Youth Championships and the 2022 USEF Festival of Champions.
“We are proud to be partners with American Regent Animal Health,” said Eleni Mauromoustakos, the Director of Sponsorship and VIP Relations at DIHP. “They continue to show their investment in equestrian sports on the West Coast and we are thrilled to have them sponsor the Desert Dressage Series this year.”
Platinum Performance will serve as the sponsor of the fan favorite ‘Spooktacular’ USEF Level 5*-rated national show, featuring qualification classes for USEF National Championships and the Great American/USDF Regional Championships.
“We are happy to be back with dressage competition here at the beautiful and improved Desert International Horse Park. The environment around the International Arena is fantastic with the new VIP lounge seating, and the palm tree-lined entrance makes a great atmosphere for the riders,” stated Thomas Baur, Desert International Horse Park’s Director of Dressage.
All horses passed the health inspection Thursday afternoon as athletes prepare for 16 action-packed FEI classes at the Adequan® Desert Dressage I CDI-W. Kicking off Friday, Oct. 22, at 1:35pm PST, athletes will take to the new and improved International Arena for the Hof Kasselmann CDI3* Grand Prix. The highlight of Friday’s FEI competition will be the Four Winds Farm CDI-W Short Grand Prix set to take place at 3:00pm PST.
Among the star-studded list of competitors, Young Rider talent Katherine Mathews and her 17-year-old Hanoverian stallion Soliere, owned by Peridot Equestrian LLC, look forward to continuing their success from the summer.
Results and time schedules for the week can be found at www.foxvillage.com/
Click here for Adequan® Desert Dressage I CDI-W schedule and results.
Click here for Spooktacular National Dressage Show, presented by Platinum Performance, schedule and results.
To learn more about the world class competition being offered this year by Desert International Horse Park, click here.