World Championship Hunter Rider Week Highlights

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Katalina Considine-Rickard was awarded the highest score of the week with a 98 in the 3’6″ Junior Hunters.

For Immediate Release:




THERMAL, Calif. – March 21, 2021 – World Championship Hunter Rider week came to fruition on Sunday of the final week of Desert Circuit. After impressive rides in their respective divisions, the highest scoring riders were recognized for their efforts by USHJA with a plaque and a jacket. Additionally, final division championships were awarded to the top horses of the week. Before the feature class, the $250,000 FEI 1.55m CSI4*, the Parade of Champions recognized the full circuit division champions.




WCHR High Point Awards




3’6″ Junior Hunters – Katalina Considine-Rickard and Lenox RW scored a 98 in their division.

Paige Walkenbach

3’3″ Junior Hunters – Tztargazer ridden by Paige Walkenbach scored an 89.

Caroline Ingalls

3’6″ Amateur Owner High Score – Caroline Ingalls with Concerto earned a 90 score.


3’3″ Amateur Owner High Score – Ashley Weiman and Timeless Romance scored an 87.

Lauren Padilla

Pony Hunters – Buzzworthy and Lauren Padilla scored a 91.

Greyson Pacelli

3′ Children’s Hunter – Greyson Pacelli scored an 88 with his mount Labrinth.



3′ Adult Amateur Hunters – Samantha Sommers and Sambuca were awarded a score of 87.5 for their efforts.




Division Champions




A-O Hunter 18-35 3’3″




Champion – Timeless Romance and Ashley Weiman




Reserve Champion – Bees Knees and Hallie Williams

Chancellor, Soon to Be, and Christina Smith

A-O Hunter 35 & Over 3’3″




Champion – Chancellor and Christina Smith




Reserve Champion – Soon to Be and Christina Smith

Concerto and Caroline Ingalls

A-O Hunter 18-35 3’6″




Champion – Concerto and Caroline Ingalls




Reserve Champion – Antwerp and Alexis Meadows

Alexis Meadows Antwerp

A-O Hunter 36 & Over 3’6″




Champion – Galatic and Tonya Johnston




Reserve Champion – Uno Mas and Parris Cozart Collins








Adult Hunter 18-35




Champion – Academy Award and Hero Stevenson




Reserve Champion – Executive and Alex Maida








Adult Hunter 36-49 




Champion – Roger That and Elizabeth Gallucci




Reserve Champion – Speechless and Glenda Monkarsh

Skyline and Kristi C Siam

Adult Hunter 50 & Over




Champion – Skyline and Kristi C Siam




Reserve Champion – Island Time and Kim Nelson








Large Junior Hunter 15 & Under 3’6″




Champion – Lennox RW and Katalina Considine-Rickard




Reserve Champion – Black Jack and Grace Russo








Large Junior Hunter 16-17 3’6″




Champion – For Fun and Brooke Rose Morin




Reserve Champion – Seaside and Augusta Iwasaki

Tztargazer and Paige Walkenbach

Large Junior Hunter 15 & Under 3’3″ 




Champion – Tztargazer and Paige Walkenbach




Reserve Champion – Belegravia and Lauren Little








Large Junior Hunter 16-17 3’3″




Champion – Gavroche and Javier Abad Barragan




Reserve Champion – Sawn Song and Savannah Pike

Katherine Simonds and Timon

Small Junior Hunter 15 & Under 3’3″




Champion – Katherine Simonds and Timon




Reserve Champion – Einstein and Aedan Mooney








Small Junior Hunter 16-17 3’3″




Champion – Casares and Nicole Wilson




Reserve Champion – Ever So Often and Ava Peck








Children’s Hunter 13 & Under 




Champion – Luisant and Selma Eriksen




Reserve Champion – Labrinth and Grayson Pacelli








Children’s Hunter 14-17




Champion – Elvenstar Hans and Courtney Wlasiuk




Reserve Champion – October Road and Lola Sullivan








Large Pony Hunters




Champion – Childs Play Hot Topic and Emme Tangen




Reserve Champion – Bragging Rights and Emme Tangen








Medium Pony Hunters




Champion – Elite Hollywood Smoke and Sienna Smith




Reserve Champion – Farmore Good as Gold and Eloise Eisner

So Enchanted and Lauren Padilla

Small Pony Hunter 




Champion – So Enchanted and Lauren Padilla




Reserve Champion – Picante and Sienna Smith





Whatdoyousay? and Evelyn Bay

Children’s Pony Hunter 




Champion – Whatdoyousay? and Evelyn Bay




Reserve Champion – Kodak and Lillian Thomas








Desert International Horse Park looks forward to next season with new improvements, great prize money, and exciting competition. Can’t wait to #SeeYouInTheDesert in the Fall!












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.