Thermal, California – November 06, 2021 – Following the conclusion of the $36,600 Talus 1.45m CSI 3* was the $25,000 FarmVet Grand Prix, where just two horses advanced to the jump-off out of 33 entries. Ireland’s Lorcan Gallagher was the pathfinder aboard Lynn Parker’s Ivaludine S. He lowered the height of a single oxer during the tiebreaker, clocking in at 38.436 second with 4 faults.
Shawn Casady (USA) was next with Tiffany Sullivan’s Cortechico. Trying to do the same number of strides as Gallagher (IRL) in the first line resulted in a rail at the second vertical, but it gave Casady the extra motivation to put on the gas. Galloping quickly and carefully over the remaining fences, the duo broke the beam in 37.656 seconds to capture the winning honors ahead of Gallagher. Third place was claimed by Cassio Rivetti (BRA) and Edesa’s Captain-Fly for the Edesa Horse Promotion Inc as the fastest combination with a single time fault.
Shawn Casady – $25,000 FarmVet Grand Prix
“I rode him at a couple shows this spring and then I started riding him again this fall for Tiffany Sullivan. He’s a cool horse. He has that little bit of extra personality, a little bit of attitude in a good way. I think he’s a really special horse. He’s showing tons of potential at the grand prix level. This is his third grand prix win – he’s a winner, he wants to do well.”
Final Results – $25,000 FarmVet Grand Prix
1) Shawn Casady (USA) & Cortechico – 0 / 4 – 37.656
2) Lorcan Gallagher (IRL) & Ivaludine S – 0 / 4 – 38.436
3) Cassio Rivetti (BRA) & Edesa’s Captain-Fly – 1 / 74.13
Source: Press Release by Tori Bilas / Phelps Media Group for Desert International Horse Park
Photos: © Phelps Sports / Tori Bilas