Horse Sport Enews More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. SIGN UP Email* Horses and riders took to the Grand Prix Stadium for the third FEI class of the week during Desert Circuit III at Desert International Horse Park in Thermal, CA. Twenty pairs raced against the clock and in the end it was Chandler Meadows (USA) and her own Christy JNR (Indoctro x Amira Van De Acaciahoeve) who jumped clear and crossed the timers at 71.83 seconds earning themselves the top spot in the FEI $36,600 1.45m CSI3*, sponsored by CWD.The second place ribbon was awarded to Mariano Maggi (SWE) and Quintago VA (Quidam De Revel x N-cassina), a fourteen-year-old Holsteiner mare owned by O’Neill Show Jumping LLC, with a quick time of 73.64 seconds. Luis Sabino Goncalves (POR) and Camino Imperio Egipcio (Colman x Fiocella) stopped the timers at 80.85 seconds claiming the third and final podium position. Camino Imperio Egipcio is an eleven-year-old Bavarian Warmblood gelding owned by Equivarandas II, LDA. Top Canadian in the class was Calgary’s Brian Morton, who was 5th riding Cadillac.The speed class, built by world class course designer Manuel Esparza (MEX), consisted of fifteen jumping efforts. The course included three combinations and multiple options for riders to make tight turns against an 84 second time allowed. “Walking the course, it was actually the perfect ride for me and my horse because there were lots of inside turns. He is very quick off the ground and loves to go fast,” explained Meadows. “My goal was to just keep him going forward, keep my position correct, and let him do his thing and it all worked out.”Meadow’s mount may be small but he sure is mighty. The twelve-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding has been paired with Meadows for the last year and a half and they have big plans ahead. “He is a small horse, definitely the smallest horse I have ever ridden, but he has a big stride and is super fast. There are always things that we are working on, but today it all kind of came together and I was very excited,” mentioned Meadows.“He will show the rest of the FEI weeks here: weeks five, six, and eight. The rest of the year, we are joining one of the Major League Show Jumping Teams, Team 7, which I am very excited about. This is kind of just the stepping stone towards the next goal,” continued Meadows.FEI Competition will finish on Sunday with the FEI $137,000 1.55m CSI3* Grand Prix, sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition. Watch the action live on Desert International Horse Park’s website, here.Full results of the FEI $36,600 1.45m here. Tags: Brian Morton, show jumping, Desert International Horse Park, Chandler Meadows, Desert Circuit III, Christy JNR, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.