Karl Cook and Kalinka Van’t Zorgvliet Claim FEI $72,900 HorseFlight Grand Prix CSI2* To Close Out Desert Holiday II
Thermal, Calif. – Dec. 12, 2021 – Show jumping action came to a close on Sunday at Desert International Horse Park on the final day of Desert Holiday. FEI CSI2* athletes vied for the top prize in the FEI $72,900 HorseFlight Grand Prix CSI2* while national show jumpers took on the $3,000 Alu Jumps 1.35m Open Classic in the Grand Prix Arena. The course was set and decorated for a final time in 2021 and riders thoughtfully executed their plans to give their best shot at securing the final win of the calendar year at the venue. In the $3,000 Alu Jumps 1.35m Open Classic, it was Julia Nagler taking home the blue with Sanvano, while Karl Cook (USA) claimed the top spot in the FEI $72,900 HorseFlight Grand Prix CSI2* with Kalinka Van’t Zorgvliet.
Sunset Boulevard Carries Lindsay Maxwell to Champion in the Combined Aleron Amateur Owner 3’6” Hunter 18 & Over Division to Conclude Desert Holiday II
Thermal, Calif. – Dec. 12, 2021 – Amateur Owner riders took to the Main Hunter Ring Sunday morning at the Desert International Horse Park to vie for the champion title in their respected height and age group divisions to help conclude hunter competition at Desert Holiday II. Sunset Boulevard and Lindsay Maxwell were the first pair to be crowned champion in the combined Amateur Owner 3’6” Hunter 18 & Over division, sponsored by Aleron. They also won the $1,000 Amateur Owner 3’6” Hunter Classic, sponsored by Bridgeport Farms to round out an already incredible series. Shortly after her big win, Maxwell competed on Largesse in the Amateur Owner 3’3” Hunter 18-35 division, sponsored by DePaolo Equine Concepts, and took home the championship honors once again. Next, Irene Neuwirth and her mount Juan Carlos were awarded champion in the Amateur Owner 3’3” Hunter 36 & Over division, sponsored by Thumbs Up.
Moments from Desert Holiday
Results, orders of go, and time schedules for the Desert Holiday I can be found here.
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