The Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) is excited to host, for the first time in California, two weeks of CSI5*/CSI2* competition with prize money of over $800,000 per week as part of the Desert Holiday Circuit in December 2021. The Desert Holiday Circuit will be the first back-to-back CSI5* event on the West Coast and is designed to raise the level of FEI competition by bringing in top athletes from across the country.
The two CSI5* events will showcase the final two weeks of the inaugural 2021 Major League Show Jumping (MLSJ) season, including the season finale. The first week of Desert Holiday will feature the $200,000 MLSJ team competition on Saturday evening, Dec. 4, in the new Grand Prix Arena. In the second week of Desert Holiday, the team competition will move to the new grass arena at Desert Horse Park on Saturday, Dec. 11. Participants and spectators will enjoy DIHP's unparalleled hospitality while watching world-class athletes, including the DIHP Roadrunners, compete for the title.
In addition to the MLSJ competition, each week of the Desert Holiday Circuit features the following CSI5* highlights:
- $36,000 1.45m Speed CSI5*
- $72,900 1.50m CSI5*
- $72,900 1.45m Winners Round CSI5*
- $200,000 Major League Show Jumping (MLSJ) Team Competition
- $230,000 MLSJ 1.55m-1.60m Grand Prix CSI5*