For Immediate Release:

THERMAL, Calif. – June 25, 2021 – As the debut season of the Major League Show Jumping series quickly approaches, the Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) team – Roadrunners – is excited to announce that U.S. rider Adrienne Sternlicht has been added to its already strong roster.

Sternlicht, a 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™ team gold medalist joins two-time U.S. Olympic team gold medalist and her own coach McLain Ward as well as West Coast star Kyle King (USA), speed specialist Kaitlin Campbell (USA), and husband-wife duo Erin Davis-Heineking (USA) and Christian Heineking (GER) to round out the Roadrunners team.

“Competing in any kind of team atmosphere is something that I always look forward to being a part of,” said Sternlicht, who will add significant horsepower to the DIHP team roster with her string in top form. “The format of the Major League Show Jumping events is one that should suit all of my horses and I think will work to engage show jumping fans in a new way. I can’t wait for the series to start and for the opportunity to experience the venues that are part of the series.”

Adrienne Sternlicht riding Bennys Legacy to victory in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Thermal at Desert International Horse Park. Photo © ESI Photography

Meet the complete Roadrunners team HERE.

The Major League Show Jumping series kicks off at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival in Traverse City, MI, this July with Canadian stops in Toronto and Caledon, Mexican legs in San Miguel de Allende and Monterrey, as well as the finale events taking place at DIHP in December. With both CSI5* and CSI2* offerings, the series will showcase a fresh take on team competition with eight teams going to battle at the best North American venues throughout the year. To view the complete schedule, explore the format, and learn more about the series, CLICK HERE.

“We are thrilled to have Adrienne join our team and are excited as we count down to the start of the premiere Major League Show Jumping season,” said DIHP President and CEO Steve Hankin. “DIHP is both a host of Major League Show Jumping and a team sponsor, and we are busy with preparations for both. We are most thrilled to host the series finale on our new grass competition field.”

Mark your calendars for the 2021/2022 competition season at DIHP, and view the complete 2021/2022 show schedule HERE. Official prize lists and entry information will be released this summer. Keep up to date with the news and updates on the National Sunshine Series and Major League Show Jumping events at the Desert International Horse Park by visiting

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About the Desert International Horse Park
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 multiple weeks of world-class equestrian 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.