Vani Khosla and Dragonfly de Longchamps Dominate in the $10,000 Diamond Tour Welcome CSI3*, Sponsored by SmartPak
For Immediate Release:
THERMAL, Calif. – February 27, 2020 – Vani Khosla (USA) and her own Dragonfly de Longchamps finished victorious in the $10,000 Diamond Tour Welcome, sponsored by SmartPak, completing the speed course in a time of 67.09 seconds. Mariano Maggi (SWE) and Uma O’Neill’s Caville (Cartogran x Mr. Blue) finished in a close second with a time of 67.15 seconds, while Lindsay Archer (USA) was awarded third aboard Eta Beta di San Patrignano (Cornet Obolensky x Unknown), owned by Rhys Farms LLC, with a time of 69.91 seconds.
Bernardo Cabral’s (POR) CSI3* Speed course challenged twenty-three pairs, with six riders completing the class without any faults. “It was a tough course,” Khosla commented, “although it didn’t feel too big, the turns could definitely be tricky.”
Khosla purchased the 2009 Belgian Sport Horse mare at the Desert Circuit last year, “My first show with her was at here [at Thermal]; she’s amazing and I am really excited to have her,” Khosla shared. “We’re just learning about each other, so this is a pretty big win for us.”
The pair will return to the Grand Prix Stadium Friday for the $40,000 Diamond Tour Speed, sponsored by Vita Flex. “She’ll jump tomorrow in the Diamond Tour and then after we see how that goes I will decide if we do the Grand Prix on Sunday,” Khosla concluded.
About 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.