Kristen VanderVeen & Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili Victorious in $30,000 ProElite Welcome Stake

Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA – May 4, 2023 – Kristen VanderVeen (USA) and Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili were the quickest double-clears of the day in Thursday’s $30,000 ProElite Welcome Stake, stopping the timers in 33.633 seconds to earn the win out of 40 entrants. VanderVeen and the 2005 Belgian Warmblood stallion (Berlin x Darco) owned by Bull Run Jumpers Five LLC, were one of 20 pairs to qualify for the jump-off, with nine pairs managing a faultless execution of the Skip Bailey (USA) course design in the second round.

Sharn Wordley (NZL) & Valentine Car

Sharn Wordley (NZL) and Valentine Car, the 2009 Warmblood gelding (Son of Juan Car x Sofia Car) owned by Fernando Cardenas, sped through the timers in 34.217 seconds for reserve honors.

Zayna Rizvi (USA) & Exquise du Pachis

Zayna Rizvi (USA) rode Exquise du Pachis, the 2010 Belgian Warmblood mare (Unknown x Unknown) owned by Optimus Agro NV, to third place in a time of 35.195 seconds.

Kristen Vanderveen (USA) & Bull Run`s Faustino de Tili

Final Results   $30,000 ProElite Welcome Stake

1) Kristen Vanderveen (USA) & Bull Run`s Faustino de Tili – 0 / 0 – 33.633

2) Sharn Wordley (AUS) & Valentine Car  – 0 / 0 – 34.217

3) Zayna Rizvi  (USA) & Exquise du Pachis – 0 / 0 – 35.195

Source: Press Release from Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort

Photos: © TIEC / Kristen Vanderveen / Natalie Suto & Sarah Sturgis for Natalie Suto Photography