There are a million new reasons to get excited about the 2023 Major League Show Jumping (MLSJ) season. Two million, in fact.
The highly anticipated third edition of the MLSJ series will once again culminate at Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) in Thermal, California. But this year, it’ll feature two $1 Million Finals to close out the season.
The $1 Million Individual Final will take place Saturday evening under the lights in the DIHP Stadium during week nine, December 1–3, while Week 10 will see the $1 Million Team Final to crown the 2023 League Champions, December 8–11.
In 2022, Helios scored the team title and Kent Farrington (USA) topped the individual standings in MLSJ’s most hard fought final yet at DIHP.
“Our goal is to now grow the events as a whole,” said Keean White, MLSJ co-founder. “From prize money to a dynamic schedule to strength of field, we are working with event organizers to attract some of the best riders in the world to our venues in 2023. We are very grateful to have Steve Hankin and his team at Desert International Horse Park leading that charge.”
MLSJ – The Finals will now feature more than $2.5 million in prize money in addition to CSI5* grand prix ranking points.
“We are honored to continue to host the MLSJ finale at our horse park and believe it is elevating the sport, as well as our facility, to a never-before-seen level of show jumping on the West Coast,” said Steve Hankin, President and CEO of DIHP.
“The property has undergone extensive improvements over three years and the addition of the $1 Million Individual Final and $1 Million Team Final, as well as additional CSI5* competition for top prize money, really makes DIHP the international destination we set out to create.”
The 2023 MLSJ season kicks off on May 25th at Thunderbird Show Park in Vancouver, British Columbia. Stay tuned for team and rider announcements in the coming weeks.