Thermal, California – February 05, 2022 –Just prior, 24 international horse-and-rider combinations battled it out for the top title in the $37,000 Marshall & Sterling 1.45m Classic CSI 3*. Wade set forth a 12-effort first round track to whittle down the field of competitors who would ultimately advance to the eight-element jump off course. As the first to take on the track, Canada’s Vanessa Mannix navigated the pathfinding clear round riding Catinka 25, with Alexis Sokolov (USA) and Fasole Du Seigneur leaving all of the fences intact just one round later to guarantee the crowd an exciting jump off.
Ten additional pairs would add their names to the jump off list by the end. With the lead exchanging hands multiple times throughout the jump-off, it was ultimately the United States’ Keri Potter who claimed the first place honors riding Bisou, owned by Tres Palomas, to a double-clear effort in a swift 34.03 seconds. Brazil’s Cassio Rivetti (BRA) claimed second place at the conclusion of the class with Vulcana, owned by Mavis Spencer, with Spencer (USA) riding Georgy Maskrey-Segesman’s Con Calle to round out the top three.
Final Results – $37,000 Marshall & Sterling Classic CSI 3*
1) Keri Potter (USA) & Bisou – 0 / 0 – 34.03
2) Cassio Rivetti (BRA) & Vulcana – 0 / 0 – 35.14
3) Mavis Spencer (USA) & Con Calle – 0 / 0 – 35.65
Source: Press Release by Tori Bilas / Phelps Media Group for Desert International Horse Park
Photo: © Tori Bilas