Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA – October 18, 2023 – Conor Swail (IRL) and Vital Chance were victorious in Wednesday’s $39,000 Two Phase Challenge CSI 3* competition that hosted 63 entries over the Oscar Soberon (USA) course design.
Swail had three horses in the top ten: with the Mannon Farm’s 2009 Selle Français gelding (Diamant De Semilly x Rivage du Poncel), he won in a time of 27.70 in the speed phase, and posted a time of 28.15 seconds aboard Theo 16, the 2012 Holsteiner gelding (Christian 25 x Calando IV) owned by Mannon Farm, to claim third place.
Swail and Mannon Farm’s Count Me In, the 2011 Hanoverian gelding (Count Grannus x Sherlock Holmes), earned sixth place in a time of 28.76 seconds.
Natalie Dean (USA) lead the way for the United States, stopping the speed phase timers in 27.78 for reserve aboard Dotcom D’Authuit, the 2013 Selle Français mare (Diamant De Semilly x Quidam De Revel) owned by Marigold Sporthorses, LLC.
Final Results – $39,000 Two-Phase Challenge CSI 3*
1) Conor Swail (IRL) & Vital Chance – 0 / 0 – 27.70
2) Natalie Dean (USA) & Dotcom D’Authuit – 0 / 0 – 27.78
3) Conor Swail (IRL) & Theo – 0 / 0 – 28.15
Source: Press Release Sarah Madden for Tryon International
Photo: © Natalie Suto Photography / Sarah Sturgis