World Championship Hunter Rider Week Highlights
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.
3’3″ Junior Hunters – Tztargazer ridden by Paige Walkenbach scored an 89.
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.
Pony Hunters – Buzzworthy and Lauren Padilla scored a 91.
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.
A-O Hunter 18-35 3’3″
Champion – Timeless Romance and Ashley Weiman
Reserve Champion – Bees Knees and Hallie Williams
A-O Hunter 35 & Over 3’3″
Champion – Chancellor and Christina Smith
Reserve Champion – Soon to Be and Christina Smith
A-O Hunter 18-35 3’6″
Champion – Concerto and Caroline Ingalls
Reserve Champion – Antwerp and Alexis Meadows
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
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
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
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
Small Pony Hunter
Champion – So Enchanted and Lauren Padilla
Reserve Champion – Picante and Sienna Smith
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.