Sharn Wordley Rides Valentine Car to Win the $25,000 Van Winkle Law Firm Classic

Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA – October 08, 2023 – Sharn Wordley (NZL) claimed his second win of the week in the $25,000 Van Winkle Law Firm Sunday Classic riding Fernando Cardenas’s 2009 Warmblood gelding Valentine Car (Son of Juan Car x Sofia Car) and a time of 32.776 seconds in the jump off.

Lauren Balcomb (NZL) and her 2011 Dutch Warmblood gelding Verdini D’Houtveld Z (Verdi x Laska III) earned reserve honors with the clock stopping at 33.103 seconds.

Rounding out the women’s stacked podium was Kelli Cruciotti Vanderveen (USA) and Serenity Farm’s 2014 Zangersheide gelding Gideon (Super Trooper De Ness x Eresa Lady) had a time of 34.705 seconds in the jump off. 

Final Results – $25,000 Van Winkle Law Firm Sunday Classic

1) Sharn Wordley (NZL) & Valentine Car – 0 / 0 – 32.776

2) Lauren Balcomb (AUS) & Verdini D’Houtveld Z – 0 / 0 – 33.103

3) Kelli Cruciotti Vanderveen (USA) & Gideon – 0 / 0 – 34.705

Press Release by Leyla Caynak and Rette Solomon for Tryon International 

Photo: © TIEC / Sarah Sturgis for Natalie Suto Photography