Lorcan Gallagher Gets $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix Win
Thermal, Calif. – Nov. 13, 2021 – Saturday night hosted the highlight event of Week II of the National Sunshine Series at the Desert International Horse Park as the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix, presented by G2 Insurance, took center stage in the Grand Prix Arena. Thirty-seven athletes came out to contend for the biggest purse of the week over the difficult 1.50m track designed by Manuel Esparza (MEX), with only four advancing to the jump-off. In the end, Ireland’s Lorcan Gallagher emerged as the only double-clear effort aboard Cana Van De Blom to take the win and the lion’s share of the prize money.
Nick Haness and Caldiano Capture the $65,000 Butet Saddles International Hunter Derby Regional Championship
Thermal, Calif. – Nov. 12, 2021 – The Grand Prix Arena was transformed on Friday morning at Week II of the National Sunshine Series as the hunters took center stage for the $65,000 Butet Saddles USHJA International Hunter Derby Regional Championship. Thirty-one entries took to the classic hunter round before the top 12 returned for the handy round in reverse order of first round scores. Ultimately, Nick Haness, as the first to step in the ring out of the 31 entries, took the win aboard Caldiano.
Grace Belmont Tops NCEA Junior Hunter Seat Medal Finals and Skylar Wireman Wins CPHA Style of Riding Jumper Championships South
Thermal, Calif. – Nov. 12, 2021 – Equitation athletes took over the Grand Prix Arena at the Desert International Horse Park on Friday during the National Sunshine Series II for the NCEA Junior Hunter Seat Medal Finals followed by the evening’s highlight event, the CPHA Style of Riding Jumper Championships South. Two big winners emerged by the end of the night: Grace Belmont rode to the win in the bracket-style competition earlier in the day, and Skylar Wireman captured the CPHA Style of Riding Jumper Championship.
Results, orders of go, and time schedules for the National Sunshine Series, presented by Marshall & Sterling, can be found here.
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