Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Risen Rocket to Top FEI $72,900 Horse Flight 1.50m CSI5*, Presented by Great American Insurance Group
Thermal, Calif. – Dec. 3, 2021 – FEI CSI5* show jumping competition kicked off on Friday during Week I of Desert Holiday at the Desert International Horse Park. The Grass Field became the center of the action as horses took to the brand new surface for the first time. Two classes were run back to back on the grass to close out CSI5* competition for the day before the show then transitioned back to the Grand Prix Arena for the $36,000 FEI Premier Equestrian 1.45m Speed CSI2*. Topping the feature class of the day, the FEI $72,900 Horse Flight 1.50m CSI5*, presented by Great American Insurance Group, was Kristen VanderVeen (USA) and Bull Run’s Risen, adding another major accolade to the decorated show jumper’s name.
Cassario 8 and Shawn Casady Claim Victory in the $25,000 San Marcos Training USHJA International Hunter Derby, Presented by Butet
Thermal, Calif. – Dec. 3, 2021 – International Hunter Derby riders took over the main hunter ring on day three of hunter competition at Desert Holiday I. A total of 25 highly competitive horse and rider combinations showcased their skills in the decorated arena to impress the judges in the $25,000 San Marcos Training USHJA International Hunter Derby, Presented by Butet. Fourth in the order of go was decorated hunter rider Shawn Casady and his mount Cassario 8, who ultimately would take home the championship honors after two seamlessly perfect rounds. Junior rider Augusta Iwasaki and Attendu De Lannois Z were awarded the reserve champion title, while Nick Haness and Fair Game took home third.
Moments from Major League Show Jumping CSI5*
Results, orders of go, and time schedules for the Desert Holiday I can be found here.
To learn more about the world class competition being offered this year by Desert International Horse Park, click here.