Wind Advisory and Plans for Monday, February 3, and Tuesday, February 4
For Immediate Release:
THERMAL, Calif. -February 2, 2020- The current forecast calls for strong winds on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Fortunately, the forecast is for a return to beautiful, calm weather for the remainder of Week IV.
The elements of our wind plan from last week for the property, outside of the competition rings and schooling areas, will be in effect. These include a dedicated team to watch over the stall tents in case there is a need and the removal of traffic signs around the property.
Since Monday is not a competition day, there will be no special attention to the rings. Our Monday ring maintenance plan is in effect with many of the rings receiving deep ripping in preparation for the fourth week of competition.
If the wind remains strong on Tuesday, we still plan to run clear rounds for the jumpers in the Grand Prix, Jumper 1, and Jumper 2. We will set limited jumps secured by sand bags. On the Hunter side, instead of running Hi Low, we will switch to clear rounds in Hunter 1 and 2. This will preserve a rider’s ability to ride a complete trip in the ring alone. We will also offer ticketed riding in Hunter 4, 6, and 7. If there is any change to these plans we will make further announcements.
For those barns that are not fully-staffed on the property for the next two days and need assistance on securing their set ups, please reach out to Brian at 845-416-7496. We are happy to help in any way. If you have any questions, please reach out to the show office.
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 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.