Charlotte Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo Undefeated at the Desert International Horse Park

by | Nov 22, 2020 | Dressage, Press Release | 0 comments

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For Immediate Release:

THERMAL, Calif. – November 21, 2020 – American rider Charlotte Jorst topped the competition today in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDIW, presented by Buffini and Company. With her trusted mount Kastel’s Nintendo, Jorst secured the top spot with a personal best score of 76.530%. Kastel’s Nintendo is a seventeen year old Dutch Warmblood stallion by Negro out of Monaco.

“It was incredible. Last week was the first time performing it so I was looking forward to doing it again and know a little more about it,” mentioned Jorst. “I changed the music a little bit which made me really nervous. It just felt incredible and it was a fantastic note to finish on.”

Jorst and Kastel’s Nintendo have had an amazing two weeks at the Desert International horse park earning top scores and placings across all their classes. 

“It has felt so great competing these two weeks,” explained Jorst. “I have loved everything about it. The venue, the people, the co-competitors, even the food was terrific. I look forward to going home and getting even better and then off to Florida where I hope to continue to improve on those scores.”

Carly Taylor-Smith (USA) and Rosalut NHF (Rosenthal x Salut) were presented the second place ribbon for their efforts after earning a 75.360% score from the judges. The ten year old Oldenburg gelding is owned by Nikki Taylor-Smith. Finishing off the podium with a score of 68.500% was Dawn White-O’Connor (USA) aboard Bailarino (Breitling W x De Niro 6) a twelve year old Oldenburg gelding owned by Four Winds Farm. 

For full results from the class, click here


About the Desert International Horse Park

With nearly 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 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.