Mill Spring, North Carolina – October 3, 2019 – Tracy Fenney (USA) and MTM Apple kicked off Tryon Fall 3 with two back-to-back FEI wins, claiming Thursday’s $36,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 2* on a jump-off time of 39.032 seconds.
Kristen Vanderveen (USA) & Bull Run’s Prince of Peace
Kristen Vanderveen (USA) and Bull Run’s Prince of Peace, the 2009 Holsteiner gelding (Cardenio x Contender) owned by Bull Run Jumpers Six LLC, earned second-place honors with a 40.401 second short-course performance, while Fenney also received third, this time aboard MTM Reve Du Paradis, the 2005 Selle Français gelding (Crown Z x Adelfos) owned by MTM Farm, following their clear jump-off round in a time of 40.499 seconds.
Tracy Fenney (USA) & MTM Reve Du Paradis
Fenney shared that the 2011 Danish Warmblood mare (Favorit Ask x Willemoes) owned by MTM Farm has been improving with every round in the ring: “She was great, even better than yesterday. It was a hard 1.45m, but it was good to get her in the ring and get her in gear.”
Course designer Peter Grant (CAN) hosted 56 entries in the first round of competition, with 22 horse-and-rider pairs qualifying to attempt the short course. After being knocked out of the lead on her other mount, Fenney was determined to get back in the lead with MTM Apple. “She’s really fast and she’s super straightforward. I mean, from one to two she did that like a gem, and I was so impressed with her.”
Tracy Fenney (USA) & MTM Apple
Fenney concluded: “I love it here; it’s my favorite horse show and is just so well done. The stalls are so easy because you walk in and the fans are already up and the mats are down. For a person who travels a lot it’s a no-brainer and obviously the food is so convenient, and our camper is amazing to have here.”
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Source: Press release from Tryon International Equestrian Center
Photos: © Sportfot
Categories: CSI 2*