Kristen VanderVeen & Bull Run’s Jireh Jump to First in the $20,000 ProElite Welcome Stake

Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA – May 12, 2023 – Kristen VanderVeen (USA) and Bull Run’s Jireh started the week strong with a win in the $20,000 ProElite Welcome Stake during the second week of the Tryon Spring Series at the Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort.

Kristen Vanderveen (USA) & Bull Run`s Jireh

The American and the 9-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Uriko x Colman) were supreme, besting 14 other combinations who had advanced to the tiebreaker, out of the original 43 other who took part in the first round, in the stopping the timers in 34.957 seconds.

Danielle Torano (USA) & Feromoon G

The Torano family dominated the remainder of the podium, with Danielle Torano (USA) taking reserve aboard Feromoon G, her own 2010 Warmblood mare (Azteca VDL x Basic Instinct), on a time of 36.781 seconds.

Jimmy Torano (USA) & Chewbacca HCC

Her husband, Jimmy Torano (USA) was also double clear. He rode Chewbacca HCC, JET Equestrian Group’s 2012 Holsteiner gelding (Clarimo x Wanda VII), to a time of 37.12 seconds in the decisive round to claim third place. 

Kristen Vanderveen (USA) & Bull Run’s Jireh

Final Results – $20,000 ProElite Welcome Stake

1) Kristen Vanderveen (USA) & Bull Run’s Jireh – 0 – 34.967

2) Danielle Torano (USA) & Feromoon G  – 0 – 36.781

3) Jimmy Torano (USA) & Chewbacca HCC – 0 – 37.12

Source: Press Release (edited) from Tryon International Equestrian Center

Photo: © Bayley Beck & Kristen Anchors for Natalie Suto Photography

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