Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA – July 01, 2020 – Kristen VanderVeen (USA) grabbed both ends of the podium in the $37,000 Wednesday Classic CSI 3* in Tryon Stadium on Wednesday during the Tryon Summer Series at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC).
Riding Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili, a 2005 Belgian Warmblood stallion (Berlin x Darco), the American sailed to a clear 36.005 second jump-off round to take first aboard “Frosty”.
She also secured third place aboard Bull Run’s Almighty (Caspar x Quidam de Revel), a 2008 Hanoverian gelding (Caspar x Quidam De Revel) owned by Bull Run Jumpers Six LLC. The duo registered a double clear while stopping the timers 36.51 seconds for bronze honors.
Eduardo Menezes (BRA) and Ennebel Van Het Posthuijs, a 2009 Dutch Warmblood mare (Numero Uno x Argentinus) he co-owns with H5 Stables, claimed second place with a time of 36.127 seconds.
VanderVeen noted that the owned by Bull Run Jumpers Five LLC was so excited to be back in Tryon Stadium that he nearly turned her right out of the saddle during their speedy rounds:
“I really liked the course when I walked it. Actually, my horse was pretty fresh since he’s been on a little vacation, so it was nice that we got to do a jump-off so we could kind of smooth everything out. Oh my goodness, he is so pumped to be back,” she emphasized. “He loves Tryon, he’s flying on the footing and he turns so fast that he almost turned me right off of him!”
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Source: Press release from TIEC – Tryon International Equestrian Center
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