CSI 2*

Cassio Rivetti & Cristal de Menardiere Master the Course to Win $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 2*

Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA – June 30, 2022 – Cassio Rivetti (BRA) and Cristal de Menardiere jumped to victory in last Thursday’s $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 2* with a time of 39.39 seconds.

“He’s an amazing horse. He’s 10 years old, [and has] so much quality. He did really well today,” said Rivetti about his mount. “This is one of my student’s horses who is in Europe right now, so that’s why I’m riding him.”

Out of the 37 entries that challenged the Ivan Tagle (ARG) course, only eight qualified for the jump-off. Rivetti explained that the course was extremely technical. “The three-point angle was hard with the bending lines and the oxers. In the jump off, I was the first to go. He is a fast horse and I know him very well, so I tried to do all the tight turns, like a racecar a little bit,” Rivetti explained about his jump off strategy. 

Samuel Parot (CHI) & Captain Z

Second was Samuel Parot (CHI) on Captain Z, his own 2012 Zangersheide gelding (Calvino Z x Voltaire), at 40.45 seconds.

Taylor Land (USA) & Get Go

Taylor Land (USA) rounded out the top three on the Pinetree Farms Inc. entry Get Go, a 2012 Hanoverian gelding (Grey Top x World Diamond O), with a time of 38.06 seconds and 4 penalty-points.

Cassio Rivetti (BRA) & Cristal de Menardiere during the awards ceremony

Rivetti’s first of three weeks at TIEC is off to a great start, and shared that his “Tryon experience] is really good! We are here for three weeks, to move a little bit from California. I came here when they had the Prix de States with one of my students. This place is beautiful; it’s so nice to ride here.”

Final Results – $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 2*

1) Cassio Rivetti (BRA) & Cristal de Menardiere – 0 / 0 – 39.39

2) Samuel Parot (CHI) & Captain Z – 0 / 0 – 40.45

3) Taylor Land (USA) & Get Go – 0 / 0 – 38.06

Source: Connelly Grant for TIEC – Tryon International Equestrian Center

Photos: © TIEC / Natalie Suto