Dr. Fernando Cardenas Jr. and Quincy Too. ©Charly Miller/Tryon Resort.
Mill Spring, NC – April 15, 2019 – Dr. Fernando Cardenas Jr. (New Hill, NC) topped the $25,000 Jumper Classic American Standard earning first and second place aboard two of his own mounts. For the first-place victory, Cardenas Jr. completed the jump-off in 39.684 seconds with Quincy Too. To secure second place, Cardenas Jr. earned a time of 46.171 seconds with Calvados. August Torsilien (Flemington, NJ) took third place with Samy Du Reverdy owned by Briland Farm Ventures, LLC with a time of 39.92 seconds.
With 12 pairs and only six in the jump-off, Cardenas Jr. remained ahead in the course set by Gerry Briggs (Smyrna, TN). On the course, Cardenas Jr., who is also a full-time veterinarian, remarked, “It was a very nice course. It was a long course, and I thought the time allowed was going to be very lenient, but in reality, it was just right. We had to shave our corners and keep cantering,” he stated.
On his first-place mount, Quincy Too, Cardenas said, “We need to work on getting him a little bit more fit. I’d like for him to go to the Pan American Games in August, so our goal is to only show at Tryon, and get ready at the FEI events for that competition.”
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