Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA – July 13, 2023 – With forty-nine entries in the $39,000 ProElite Welcome Stake CSI 2* 28, Samuel Parot (CHI) recorded yet another win at the Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC) as he rode Cumorka Z to top honors with a jump off time of 34.22 seconds.
Claiming reserve was Rebecca Conway (USA) and Unestar D’Ysenbeeck Z, the 2014 Zangersheide mare owned by Blue Hill Farm, LLC, marking a time of 36.53 seconds.
Rounding out the podium in third and marking a time of 36.95 seconds was Caelinn Leahy (USA) with Steve Schaeffer’s The Gray Man (Tjungske x Calando I), the 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding.
Cumorka Z (Copin Van De Broy x Calato), the 2013 Zangersheide mare owned by Trinidad Soffia Richard, has seen numerous top placings with Samuel Parot this year. “The mare is very fast every week,” Parot commented. “I jump her in the 2*s, qualify, and am [often] second or third, but today is a win.”
“The course was very difficult today,” Parot said of Guilherme Jorge (BRA)’s design. “All the [jump off qualifiers] ride well. But with one down, or a time fault, it’s a very careful course. Guilherme is the best course designer in the world for me,” Parot detailed.
Parot and his team of equine athletes have continued to celebrate multiple wins at Tryon International. “I come every year, but this summer is really fantastic!” He shared. “I’ve won two Grand Prixs, and have been second and third.”
Final Results – $39,000 ProElite Welcome Stake CSI 2*
1) Samuel Parot (CHI) & Cumorka Z – 0 / 0 – 34.22
2) Rebecca Conway (USA) & Unestar D’Ysenbeeck Z – 0 / 0 – 36.53
3) Caelinn Leahy (USA) & The Gray Man – 0 / 0 – 36.95
Source: Press Release by Rette Solomon and Leyla Caynak for TIEC – Tryon International Equestrian Center
Photos: © Bailey Beck for Natalie Suto Photography