About

Our Desert Home

With nearly 1.6 million square feet of competition and riding space, the Desert International Horse Park is one of the largest equestrian facilities in North America. Offering 15 weeks of world-class competition from October through March, the facility is a destination location for thousands of equestrians, their horses, family and friends for several months annually. Competitors from all over the world travel to Thermal, CA to not only compete but to enjoy everything the desert has to offer.

Surrounded by the beauty of picturesque mountains, the Desert International Horse Park is close to Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, La Quinta, Coachella and more unique places to discover. The area is known for its resort lifestyle with a selection of fine dining, art & film festivals, golf & tennis, outdoor adventures, and wonderful warm, dry weather in the winter months. As the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau claims, come #findyouroasis in the desert.

Our Team

Finding a fantastic team that puts horses first, while having a keen focus on the rider, trainer, owner, and sponsor experience, is a key aspect of our vision. Welcoming a mix of fresh and familiar faces, our goal is to bring in individuals who specialize in creating an excellent show experience.

Having just begun to make our vision a reality in August of 2019, we now have a core group of experts to kick our plans into gear. The Desert Horse Park International team continues to grow as we seek to achieve our goals for an excellent customer experience. This section will continue to grow as our desert team comes together.

Meet Our Team

Steve Hankin

President & CEO

Pat Boyle

Show Manager

Skyler Brittner

Scheduling & Technical manager

Phil DeVita

Show Manager

Kyle Gould

Footing Manager

Ashley Keeler

Show Office Manager

Joseph Wilson

Facility Manager

Jeanette Gilbert

Events Manager

Janet Lewis

Sponsorships/Vendors

Tori Bilas

Press & Communications

Nathaniel Neubauer

Chef/Food Service

Brian Wallace

Stabling/Feed Operations

Lyn Nelson

Assistant Office Manger/Results

Announcements

Stall Reservations for 2022/2023 Season

During the 2022/2023 season, we are selling weekly stalls for permanent barns and clear span tents. Weekly stalls enable us to maintain the flexibility to meet the needs of as many customers as possible intending to come to the horse park. We recognize that many...

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Kim Prince Needs Our Help

Dear Desert Horse Park friends and family, On June 9, 2022, at the Upperville Horse Show in Virginia, Kim’s horse stumbled after a jump and fell to the ground, taking Kim with him. The resulting spinal injuries include compression and misalignment of C3, C4, & C5,...

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