Thermal, Calif.—March 14
During the R.W. Mutch Equitation Championship, riders face two complex courses of fences after walking their courses and warming up without their trainers. But in the class, held in the huge International ring at the HITS Desert Circuit showgrounds in Thermal, Calif., they’re dealing with one additional variable: darkness. Sydney Callaway has learned—the hard way—what a darkened ring can do to a horse, and she now uses that experience to her advantage.