Kyle King Kicks Off Major League Show Jumping Finale by Winning the FEI $72,900 TALUS Welcome CSI5*
Thermal, Calif. – Dec. 9, 2021 – FEI competition got underway for the final week of 2021 competition at the Desert International Horse Park on Thursday of Desert Holiday II as both CSI5* and CSI2* athletes tried to capture significant prize money in the week’s first classes. With all eyes on the Grand Prix Arena for the week, three classes set the stage on Thursday for the Major League Show Jumping finale slated for Friday and Saturday. Courses for the day were all set by Ireland’s Alan Wade with the help of Peter Grant (CAN), Nick Granat (USA), Joe Rycroft (USA), and Jared Erho (USA). California’s own Kyle King and Elizabeth Kilham’s Magic Mike saved the most thrilling performance for the very last round of the day, and claimed the winners spoils in the FEI $72,900 TALUS Welcome CSI5*.
Only Always Carries Nick Haness to Victories in the $1,000 Bridgeport Farms USHJA Green 3’6” and 3’9” Hunter Incentive Stake at Desert Holiday II
Thermal, Calif. – Dec. 9, 2021 – The Green Hunter divisions concluded Thursday in Hunter 1 and included the crowning of the prestigious $1,000 Bridgeport Farms USHJA Green 3’6″ and 3’9″ Hunter Incentive Stake and the $1,000 CPHA West Coast Green 3’6″ and 3’9″ Hunter Stake. Once again, Nick Haness and Only Always proved to be a force to reckon with, taking home the win in both Hunter Incentive Stakes. Haness rode his second mount Sunset Boulevard to the reserve champion spot, while Q The Music and Alexis Taylor rounded out the top three in the $1,000 Bridgeport Farms USHJA Green 3’6″ and 3’9″ Hunter Incentive Stake.
Moments from Major League Show Jumping CSI5*/CSI2*
Results, orders of go, and time schedules for the Desert Holiday I can be found here.
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