by | Feb 7, 2020 | Jumpers, Press Release | 0 comments

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For Immediate Release:

THERMAL, Calif. -February 7, 2020-Cassio Rivetti (Wellington, FL) and Kaiser Van Het Lambroeck were crowned champion in the $30,000 CWD Grand Prix with a time of 40.377 seconds in the jump-off. Dustin 254, owned by Garland Stables, and Kyle King (Ocala, FL) placed second with a time of 41.548 seconds, while Nick Gegan (San Diego, CA) and Arc De Triomphe, owned by Neaulani Farms, finished third with a time of 42.671 seconds.

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The ten-year-old stallion owned by Neil Jones Equestrian, Inc has been paired with Rivetti for four years now. “He’s doing well, he won a few Grand Prixs last year but I think today was his best day,” Rivetti shared.

Forty-two pairs challenged the course with only five to return to the jump-off. “When I walked [the course] I thought it looked nice and comfortable to ride, but in the end it was really difficult and there weren’t so many clears,” Rivetti commented.

Rivetti is heading to Wellington, FL, to compete in the Nation’s Cup for Team Brazil before returning to the Desert International Horse Park. Rivetti plans on competing in the FEI Tour Week V and VI as well as qualifying for the $250,000 Invitational Grand Prix.

About the Desert International Horse Park
With about 1.3 million square feet of competition and riding space, the Desert International Horse Park is one of the largest equestrian facilities in North America. Offering 10 weeks of world-class competition, eight during the Desert Circuit from January – March and two during the Sunshine Series in November, 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.