The Irish rider guided the speedy mare Chardonnay to victory to claim the early lead in the North American League standings.
World Cup qualifier
Angelica Augustsson Zanotelli rode Kalinka vd Nachtegaele to take the 2nd leg of the series in the tight confines of the 60m x 30m skating arena.
The winner of the NZ League final next weekend may compete at the World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden ‒ if it actually takes place.
Nayel Nassar (EGY) and Lordan won the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping™ at Thermal, the second time this pair have clinched this class in the desert.