ZAZOU HOFFMAN AND SAMSON II CLAIM VICTORY IN $30,000 GRAND PRIX, SPONSORED BY EQ INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE
For Immediate Release:
THERMAL, Calif. -January 24, 2020- Zazou Hoffman (Santa Monica, CA) and Samson II galloped to victory with a speedy jump-off time of 37.852 seconds in the $30,000 Grand Prix, sponsored by EQ International Real Estate. Keri Potter (Del Mar, CA) and Jiminy Cricket finished second with a time of 38.852 seconds, while Elizabeth Gingras (Calgary, AB) aboard Daylight VDL were awarded third for their efforts with a time of 41.313 seconds.
Samson II, owned by Woodacres Stables LLC, and Hoffman were the last pair to test the jump-off course. “It was a very fun and fast jump-off class which is always great,” Hoffman commented. “The courses today were really good. There were some tricky things, but it felt like it was fair for everyone in the class.”
Hoffman and the Swedish Warmblood gelding have been long-time partners, “he is 16 this year so it is really nice to feel him in good form.” Hoffman and Samson II will return to the Grand Prix Stadium for Sunday’s $200,000 Go Rentals Grand Prix.
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.