Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA – May 28, 2019 – Santiago Lambre (MEX) claimed top honors in the $36,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 3* aboard his own Ibabco, on Sunday, May 26, at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC).
Santiago Lambre (MEX) and the 2008 Belgian Warmblood stallion (Nabab De Reve x Darco), stopped the timers in 34.086 seconds without having any penalties attributed them before securing the win and conclude Tryon Spring 4 competition at the venue.
Kristen Vanderveen (USA) dashed into second place with no penalties and a jump-off time of 34.256 seconds aboard Bull Run’s Almighty (Caspar x Quidam De Revel), owned by Bull Run Jumpers Six LLC.
Todd Minikus (USA) placed third riding Amex Z (Andiamo Z x Landaris), owned by Bit By Bit Group, backed by a penalty-free run in 34.642 seconds during the tiebreaker.
Eighteen pairs challenged the course set by Catsy Crux (MEX), with eight returning for the jump-off. Lambre, who had two mounts in the Classic, topped the leaderboard aboard Ibabco. “He’s a very good horse. Normally he would jump in the Grand Prix, but he was almost sold this week, so I didn’t compete him at all throughout the week. Today [Sunday] was his first class. He’ll do the three star next week,” he explained.
Fresh off of Lambre’s win in Saturday night’s $72,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Grand Prix CSI 3* atop his own Cetano Van Aspergem Z, a 2009 Zangersheide gelding (Clinton x Ahorn Z), Lambre enthusiastically noted, “a weekend like this is always unbelievable. The last two weeks in Lexington, I didn’t win one dollar, so it’s nice to have this comeback.”
Santiago Lambre (MEX) & Ibabco during the awards ceremony
When asked about his strategy, he commented, “It was a fast jump-off with Kristen [Vanderveen], Samuel [Parot], Todd [Minikus] , and Sharn [Wordley], so you have to try everything you can. I was just before the last to go, so I had a good chance to watch the other ones. I knew exactly what to do. I tried, and it worked,” Lambre concluded, “it was a nice course for a three star. It was nice to have eight in the jump-off. All of the courses this weekend were very good.”
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Source: Press release from TIEC – Tryon International Equestrian Center
Photos: © Monica Stevenson Photography
Categories: CSI 3*