Desert International Horse Park in Thermal is featuring a major jumping tour with the most elite horses and riders from the around the world.
Home to over 2,500 horses during competition, the Desert International Horse Park spans over 239 acres and will be decorated with holiday lights. This “Desert Holiday” competition will take place from December 1st through December 11th, where the best in the sport will compete for their share over $8 million dollars.
Free admission, family-friendly and open to the public, guests can cheer on their favorite horses and riders as they race against the clock and clear decorative jumps at the highest Grand Prix level.
Additional highlights include holiday shopping and a brand new food court featuring a ‘Roadrunners’ Tiki bar, barbecue, pizza, poke bar, salad bar, and Smashburgers.
Competition Highlights Include:
• Saturday, Dec 3rd @ 2pm: $200,000 MLSJ Team Competition – FORMULA 1 of showjumping. Top equestrian athletes will compete for the gold medal. Eight teams of three riders jump three rounds with horses that are known internationally for speed.
• Sunday, Dec 4th @ 1pm: $217,200 MLSJ Grand Prix – Riders bring out their best horses for the grand prix. The goal is to jump without knocking any rails in the first round to advance to the jump-off.
• Friday, Dec 9th @ 5:30pm: $200,000 MLSJ Team Competition – After 10 events throughout North America, this is when the 2022 season champions will be crowned.
• Saturday, Dec 10th @ 6pm: $450,000 MLSJ Grand Prix – It is big-money Saturday as riders and horses are ranked among the best in the world jump.
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