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.
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
President & CEO
Scheduling & Technical manager
Show Office Manager
Press & Communications
Assistant Office Manger/Results
Thermal, Calif. – Sept. 5, 2022 – Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) is thrilled to announce Interactive Mortgage will return for the 2022/2023 DIHP show season as title sponsor of the Young Jumper Program, offering $150,000 in prize money and including the hugely...
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...
Zone 10/Region 7 representative Erin Nichols came home from the FEI North American Youth Championships with a few extra souvenirs: three medals to be precise. The young athlete from Yorba Linda, California, and her own Handsome Rob AR topped the Young Rider Freestyle...
Elite hunter/jumper show management team to lead Devon Horse Show for 2023 Thermal, Calif. – June 20, 2022 – Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) extends congratulations to Patrick Boyle and Phil J. DeVita, Jr., for being named the new show managers for the 2023...
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,...
Thermal, Calif. – Jun. 3, 2022 – Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) is pleased to announce the addition of the Onondarka Medal Final to its expanded 2022 schedule. 2022 marks the 60th year for the Onondarka Medal Final, open to riders aged 12 and under. The event...
Thermal, Calif. – May 23, 2022 – Major League Show Jumping (MLSJ) has confirmed its 2022 season schedule, offering 10 weeks of CSI5* competition in 2022 spanning North America’s most popular venues from Canada to Mexico and many exciting destinations in between. Two...
Thermal, Calif. – May 10, 2021 – Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) is thrilled to welcome back Desert Dressage for an action-packed expanded schedule of five events, including three weeks of FEI competition. The USEF-approved schedule spans from October 2022...
Thermal, Calif. – May 10, 2022 – Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) is excited to announce its 2022-2023 show schedule. The upcoming season* will include 14 weeks of hunter jumper competition, with 11 weeks of FEI competition and 12 Premier-rated hunter...
Dear Desert International Horse Park community, With the announcement last week that the State had completed its oversight of the horse park, I would be remiss if I didn’t take the time to thank the many people who were involved in helping us navigate the EHV-1...