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DEL MAR — West Palms Events continues to grow its slate of quality hunter-jumper competitions, and all the while, its Del Mar International continues to improve annually.

This year’s version lasted from Oct. 12-30 at the venerable Del Mar Fairgrounds, host of the 1992 Volvo World Cup. Fittingly, the Del Mar International hosted the prestigious Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League — one of only seven World Cup™ Qualifiers on the West Coast. Enrique Gonzalez and Chacna won the event.

There were many other significant events during the Del Mar International, including the GGT Grand Prix Series Final, presented by California Horsetrader and Horsetrader.com, the USHJA National Hunter Derby, Onondarka Medal Finals, and the PCHA/Equine Insurance Jumper Championship.

The GGT Grabnd Prix Series, tied to mid-level Grand Prix classes with $286,000 in prize money, is designed to give riders a chance to compete head-to-head for year-end credit to be used the next year at West Palms Events’ shows. Riders may ride as many horses as they wish but only receive credit on their top placing horse.

Winning the 2016 GGT Series was Kristen Hardin. In the GGT Series Final, Vani Khosla and Billy Mexico capped a remarkable week of competition with the win.

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