Roseboom Takes Top Honors in $1,500 USHJA Pony Hunter Derby, sponsored by AIG
For Immediate Release:
THERMAL, Calif. – March 1, 2020 – Saturday welcomed the $1,500 USHJA Pony Hunter Derby, sponsored by AIG, to Hunter Five as part of the Marshall & Sterling Insurance Hunter Derby Program at the Desert International Horse Park.
Shiloh Roseboom (Corona, CA) and Heavenly Patch of Blue take top honors in the $1,500 USHJA Pony Hunter Derby, sponsored by AIG, with a combined score of 170.5. Tessa Buchanan (Pasadena, CA) and Elite Hollywood Smoke, owned by Katalina Considine-Rickard, received a combined score of 169 for a second place finish. Paige Walkenbach (Paradise Valley, AZ) piloted her own D’Artagnan to a third place finish with a combined score of 159.
Roseboom has ridden the 13-year-old Welsh Pony, owned by Enchantment Farms LLC, for six years. Anna, as she is known in the barn, has shown Roseboom the ropes through the Pony Hunter Divisions.
“My first show with Anna was here in Thermal. We competed in the Short Stirrup Division and after a few months, we did the Children’s Pony Division. I had a clean sweep so we went onto the Small Pony Division,” shared Roseboom.
The Derby featured a special set of ribbons and a cooler this year: “I really liked the cooler’s pretty colors and how all the ribbons had bright, neon colors; it was fun,” Roseboom noted.
The pair will wrap up Desert Circuit Week VI competing in the Small Pony Division. Roseboom will also compete in the Medium Pony Division and Equitation classes with her other mounts.
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.