Kerri Potter and Quitana 11 Are Quick To Win $138,800 Purina Grand Prix 1.55m CSI3*
Thermal, Calif. – Jan. 30, 2022 – Show jumping action reached an exciting peak during Desert Circuit II Sunday with the $138,600 Purina 1.55m Grand Prix CSI3*, the first international grand prix of the season. Under the bright sunshine of the California desert, 34 entries put forth their best effort to take home the biggest title of the week and the lion’s share of the prize money in the coveted class. At the conclusion of the class, it was the United States’ Keri Potter who prevailed and topped the field to take home the victory riding Hannah Loly’s Quitana 11.
Avery Rose Glynn and Skylar Wireman Clinch Callidae Large Junior 3’6” Hunter 16-17 Championships
The final day of Desert Circuit II got underway in winning fashion at the Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) as junior hunter riders took to Hunter 1 to vie for their respective championships. Ken Krome designed the courses for the day to conclude hunter competition, and several stellar young athletes brought forth flashy mounts to try to claim top honors. At the end of competition in the Callidae Large Junior 3’6” Hunter 16-17, there were two champions crowned in the California-split division. Section A champion was awarded to Avery Rose Glynn with In Favor, owned by B R Farms LLC, while Skylar Wireman and Record Year, owned by Balmoral, earned the Section B championship.
Weekly Winner: Ashley Fey
Castiello and Menlo Park, CA, native Ashley Fey topped the $1,500 Adult Amateur Jumper Classic 1.15m, sponsored by Tack Warehouse.
Ashley runs her own business called Teen Rising Project (@teenrising) in the Bay Area where she serves as a mentor, problem solver, and liaison between parents, kids, coaches, and teachers. She helps teens bridge the gap of communication between other important people in their lives.