Temecula, Calif. – Apr. 21, 2022 – Show jumping action continued Thursday at the Temecula Valley National Premier I in the Grand Prix Arena as eyes fell on the speed demons taking on the $10,000 1.40m Speed Classic, sponsored by CWD. The feature class welcomed 48 competitors, taking to the course one by one to claim the fastest clear round over the course and trying to etch their names onto the qualifying list for the 1.40m division of the upcoming National Equestrian Tournament, taking place during Temecula Valley National III. At the close of competition, it was 17-year-old Elisa Broz and Tinkerbell in the winner’s circle.
Nick Haness and Reese’s Claim 3’6” Performance Hunter Championship
Hunter champions were crowned Thursday for the first time of the 2022 season at the Temecula Valley National Premier I hosted by Nilforushan Equisport Events. The West Coast’s top hunter combinations took to the Grand Hunter Arena to impress the judges and set the bar high for a great five weeks of showing. The 3’6” Performance Hunter division presented steep competition, as top professional athletes took their superstar mounts over courses designed by Meghan Rawlins (CAN). After three over fences classes, a handy round and an under saddle class spread across the two days, Nick Haness and the West Coast Equine Partners, LLC, entry Reese’s walked away with championship honors. Jenny Karazissis was named reserve champion of the division with Big Shot, owned by Dulcie Lou Morris.
Thanks to Tack of the Town, sponsor of Wednesday’s $5,000 1.35m Welcome Stake won by Mavis Spencer on Con Calle