Nicky Galligan & Java Miss Jordan Jump to Win $40,000 Pyranha Grand Prix at Thermal

Thermal, California, USA – December 06,2020 – Nicky Galligan (IRL) and his own Javas Miss Jordan continued their West Coast success, winning the $40,000 Pyranha Grand Prix during the first week of the Desert Holiday Series at the Desert International Horse Park. The Irishman and the 11-year-old chestnut Irish Sport Horse mare (Luidam x Obos Quality 004) an unbeatable jump-off time of 27.977 seconds.

Alessandra Volpi (USA) and her own Foster 39 (For Editions x Adlanta) were awarded second place for their time of 28.865 seconds.

Karrie Ruffer (USA) and Morning Star Sporthorses LLC’s Mr. Europe (Mr. Blue x Z-livia RV) finished off the top three with their time of 29.472 seconds.

Nicky Galligan (IRL) & Javas Miss Jordan

With their sights set on the $100,000 Voltaire Design Grand Prix next Sunday, the pair will stay at Desert International Horse Park for one more week.“I don’t know where to start, she is just so special to me. She loves her job; she has a heart of gold. She absolutely wants to do 110% every time she goes in the ring,” Galligan shared about ‘Jordan’. “She is quite enjoying the West Coast and the desert at the moment. I am just so pleased with her today, she felt phenomenal.”

Nicky Galligan (IRL) & Javas Miss Jordan during the awards ceremony

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Source: News release (edited) from Desert International Horse Park

Photos: © ESI Photography