Francie Steinwell-Carvin and Chamcara win the $7,500 Tack Warehouse Welcome Prix 1.40m, here at the Sonoma Horse Park Spring Classic.
Francie Steinwell-Carvin and Chamcara. ©Grand Prix Photography.
39 horse and rider combinations took on the challenging course, with many opting to move straight into the jump-off, ensuring speed and precision came into play.
Francie Steinwell-Carvin and Chamcara. ©Alden Corrigan Media.
Jill Prieto and Carlton Cafe rode home for the second place finish followed by Matthew Williams in third, in this exciting season opener here at the Sonoma Horse Park.
Nicole Bourgeois and Duck Duck Goose also had a very successful evening winning the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. They were closely followed by Hope Glynn on Lake of Star and Nina Alario on Regalo.
Nicole Bourgeois and Duck Duck Goose. ©Alden Corrigan Media.
The Derby rounds both took place on Thursday afternoon, over a selection of impressive new hunter jumps. As can be seen from the photographs, they do make for a lovely viewing.