Thermal 2012 – Desert Circuit I

The Oz team had a fantastic first week in the desert! All the horses arrived safely and had a few days to acclimate before the competition began.
Jeff set the tone for the week on Tuesday by wining four out of the five sections of Level 3 jumpers aboard Magnun Rosetta, Cartiano Z, Kantos and Musketeer. Jumpers continued to do well with Jeff and Apache Joe placing third in the Open Jumper Welcome Class, and Kantos and Jeff winning the first class of the 1.20m Jumper. Kimberly Bruce and Kantos finished 9th in the Low Child/Adult Classic and David Robinson rode Valdemar to a 6th place finish in the $4,000 Low Junior/Amateur Owner Classic.
The hunters also had a good week. Argentinus, owned by Korina Winkler, was Champion in the Baby Green Hunters and Reserve Champion in the Training Hunter division with Shelley. Encore and Shelley were Reserve Champion in the very competitive and prestigious Second Year Green Working Hunter division. Bryan Laycoe rode Locaro Z to the Reserve Championship in the Adult Hunter 56 and Over division, and Shawna Dash rode Versilles to the win in the M&S Adult Hunter Classic. Oz was very competitive in the first HITS Hunter Prix, with Bryan and Locaro Z receiving 6th, Shawna and Versailles earning 7th and Paige Hamilton and Coronado coming in 8th. Individual Class winners included Paige with Coronado in the Child Hunter 14-17 and Worth the Wait and Shelley Campf in the Low Hunter Under Saddle. Shawna Dash was also awarded the championship in the Adult Amateur Equitation 36-45.
Congratulations to everyone on a great start to the circuit!


One Response to “Thermal 2012 – Desert Circuit I”

  1. Lyn Cameron said on: January 31, 2012

    It was a great first week! Really fun to have so many new people and horses! Thank you to Erasmo and his team for making the barn absolutely beautiful!

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