Thermal, California, USA – November 07, 2019 – Brian Cournane (IRL) and Penelope Cruz claimed top honors in the $40,000 Desert Classic CSI 3*, sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition yesterday during the National Sunshine Series II CSI 3*-W at the Desert International Horse Park in the USA.
Eighty-one combinations challenged Alan Wade‘s (IRL) 1.50m course, with 11 qualifying for the jump-off.
The Irishman and the 11-year-old bay Irish Sport Horse mare (Ustinov x Peter Pan) were victorious by registering no penalties and crossing the finish line in 43.28 seconds.
Adrienne Sternlicht (USA) & Bennys Legacy
Adrienne Sternlicht (USA) guided Bennys Legacy (Lupicor x Voltaire) to a second-place finish by matching the winners’ double clear, being timed in 43.43 seconds.
Alessandra Volpi (USA) & Taiwan du Landey
Alessandra Volpi (USA) and Taiwan du Landey (Flipper D’elle*HN* x Quouglof Roge) teamed up for bronze honors, backed by a penalry-free performance in 43.83 seconds.
Podium: 2) Adrienne Sternlicht (USA), 1) Brian Cournane (IRL), 3) Alessandra Volpi (USA)
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