Thermal, California, USA – Sunday, February 23, 2020 – Vani Khosla (USA) and her own Dragonfly de Longchamps finished victorious in the $10,000 Diamond Tour Welcome, sponsored by SmartPak, completing the speed course in a time of 67.09 seconds.
Mariano Maggi (SWE) and Uma O’Neill’s Caville (Cartogran x Mr. Blue) finished in a close second with a time of 67.15 seconds, while Lindsay Archer (USA) was awarded third aboard Eta Beta di San Patrignano (Cornet Obolensky x Unknown), owned by Rhys Farms LLC, with a time of 69.91 seconds.
Bernardo Cabral’s (POR) CSI 3* speed course challenged twenty-three pairs, with six riders completing the class without any faults. “It was a tough course,” Khosla commented, “although it didn’t feel too big, the turns could definitely be tricky.”
Vani Khosla (USA) & Dragonfly de Longchamps
Khosla purchased the 2009 Belgian Sport Horse mare at the Desert Circuit last year, “My first show with her was at here [at Thermal]; she’s amazing and I am really excited to have her,” Khosla shared. “We’re just learning about each other, so this is a pretty big win for us.”
The pair will return to the Grand Prix Stadium Friday for the $40,000 Diamond Tour Speed, sponsored by Vita Flex. “She’ll jump tomorrow in the Diamond Tour and then after we see how that goes I will decide if we do the Grand Prix on Sunday,” Khosla concluded.
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Source: Press release by Karla Campbell & Danielle Schneider for Desert International Horse Park
Categories: CSI 3*