Joie Gatlin Grabs the Blue in $2,500 CWD 1.35m Welcome Speed During Desert Holiday II
Thermal, Calif. – Dec. 8, 2021 – Week II of Desert Holiday kicked off on Wednesday at the Desert International Horse Park. The feature class of the day in the Grand Prix Arena was the $2,500 CWD 1.35m Welcome Speed, set over an Alan Wade-designed track. Twenty-eight entries came forward to take on the single-round speed format, focusing on keeping fences up but not wasting any time between obstacles in order to secure the fastest clear round. In the end, it was California’s own Joie Gatlin who claimed the win aboard Cruz.
Q The Music and Alexis Taylor Lead Day One of the Brookway Stables Green 3’6” Hunter Division at Desert Holiday II
Thermal, Calif. – Dec. 8, 2021 – Week II of hunter competition at Desert Holiday kicked off in Hunter 1 with the Brookway Stables Green 3’6″ Hunter Division. Several of the country’s top hunter athletes took center stage to vie for the top spot after day one of competition. 18 horse and rider combinations tried their hand over a classic hunter round and then showcased their handy hunter abilities in the handy round. In the end, it was Q The Music and Alexis Taylor who led the day after intense competition. Chelsea Brittner and Mattis sit in the second position after day one of the division.
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Results, orders of go, and time schedules for the Desert Holiday I can be found here.
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