CSI 2*

Trust Guides Tanimara Macari to Back-to-Back FEI Wins

Thermal, California, USA – December 01, 2022 – Tanimara Macari (MEX) put her trust in her horses on Thursday during the first week of the Desert Holiday Series and it paid off.

The 23-year-old rider, competing along the Major League Show Jumping Tour, was on fire to take the win in both the CSI2* and CSI5* classes on the grass during her first visit to Desert International Horse Park (DIHP). She started her day with a victory in the $37,300 Gillibrand Sand Speed Challenge CSI 2* aboard Cordelia GP Z.

To start out the day, Macari took top call out of 50 international entries aboard Cordelia GP Z, a 10-year-old Zangersheide mare (Cero x Heartbreaker) owned by Eickendorf Horses and Tal Milstein Stables. Over Michel Vaillancourt’s (CAN) track, speed was the name of the game, and it was a game Macari played well, clocking in at 65.14 seconds for the win.

The race was close at the top, however, as the United States’ Kyle King (USA) and SIG Chiari (Cristallo II x Landadel), owned by SIG International, took second place in 65.19 seconds.

Daniel Coyle (IRL) and Ariel Grange’s Jeffrey Jarden (Bustique x Warrant) claimed third in 66.62 seconds.

Tanimara Maria Macari Carillo (MEX) & Cordelia GP Z

“From the first time I sat on her, I thought she was a winner,” Macari said of Cordelia GP Z. “I tried her when we were in Belgium and she had a spark behind her and she just wanted to go. She is actually very chill, as you saw when she was coming out of the prizegiving. She has a little bit of a quirky attitude when she’s at the show, which helps. When she goes in the ring she wants to win.”

It’s purely coincidence, but Macari has solely mares in her string at the moment. “I’m kind of leaning now towards mares; I love them. They’re quirky and have their attitudes but I love them,” she commented.

Final Results – $37,300 Gillibrand Sand Speed Challenge CSI 2*

1) Tanimara Maria Macari Carillo (MEX) & Cordelia GP Z – 0 – 65.14

2) Kyle King (USA) & SIG Chiari – 0 – 65.19

3) Daniel Coyle (IRL) & Jeffrey Jarden – 0 – 66.62

Source: Press Release by Tori Bilas for Desert International Horse Park

Photos: ©  ESI Photography