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Santiago Lambre and Con Rouet Clinch the Win in $5,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake

Santiago Lambre and Con Rouet ©TIEC.

Mill Spring, NC – October 1, 2019 – Santiago Lambre (Wellington, FL) and Con Rouet claimed Thursday’s $5,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake after finishing the jump-off in a time of 41.829 seconds to kick off Tryon Fall 2 competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) at Tryon Resort. Johan Kachelhoffer (Princeton, NJ) aboard his own Copit Della Caccia, a 2008 Italian Warmblood stallion (Copito x Campbell), finished in second place with a jump-off time of 43.187 seconds, while Grant Seger (Corpus Christi, TX) piloted the Grey Fox Crossing-owned Dr. J, a 2008 Italian Warmblood gelding (Diamant de Semilly x Calando I), to round out the podium on a time of 41.369 seconds to earn third.

Course designer Nick Granat (Chicago, IL) had 12 horse-and-rider pairs in the initial round and welcomed back four entries in the jump-off. Although Lambre and the 2010 Oldenburg gelding (Conthargos x Balou Du Rouet) owned by Salvador Onate Barron came out in the lead after their final round, Con Rouet has been getting a break from jumping “as much” while Lambre competed at Saugerties, NY.

“Although this is his first week [back] now, Con Rouet is a super careful horse and very competitive,” Lambre explained. “The first round was not easy, especially for a national welcome, and I was not super-fast [in the jump-off] since there were only four, but it ended up being a good risk since the last rider [Grant Seger] was faster but had the last rail down.”

Con Rouet did not compete in Fall 2 competition following his win, but Lambre did return to Tryon Stadium for a win aboard Diathago in Saturday’s $25,000 Carolina Arena Equipment Grand Prix. “I’m preparing Con Rouet for Wellington to have him ready to do the speed classes there. I think his level is gonna be 1.45m, but that’s okay because if he’s fast it’s good. He’s going to be a really competitive horse,” Lambre concluded.

Gavin Moylan and String of Pearls Claim Champion in the Pulse Equine Performance Hunter Combined 3’3”/3’6” Division

The Pulse Equine Performance Hunter Combined 3’3”/3’6” Division saw Gavin Moylan (Middleburg, VA) and Priscilla Denegre’s String of Pearls come out on top for champion honors, while Colleen Acosta (Roanoke, TX) piloted Olive, owned by Ryann Grissom, to reserve honors.

Moylan shared that String of Pearls, who is owned by his wife’s mother, has been a member of his program for about five years and has been very successful. “I found her [String of Pearls] in Germany as a four-year-old and immediately she suited my wife’s mother, Penny Denegre, who has had horses with me for a long time and is a great supporter of this sport. She’s just been a winner since we’ve had her.”

Although Moylan enjoys showing the mare himself, he explained that “it’s really about Penny this year,” and that his main goal for String of Pearls is simply to prepare her to compete at the upcoming indoor shows. “Penny qualified for Harrisburg and Washington [International Horse Show], which is a big deal in the adults and we’re very excited for her to go there.”

For full results from the Pulse Equine Performance Hunter Combined 3’3”/3’6” Division, click here.

For full results from the $5,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake, click here.

To learn more, visit www.Tryon.com.

Santiago Lambre and Diathago Deliver $25,000 Carolina Arena Equipment Grand Prix Victory

Santiago Lambre and Diathago ©TIEC.

Mill Spring, NC – September 28, 2019 – Santiago Lambre (Wellington, FL) and Diathago sped to win the $25,000 Carolina Arena Equipment Grand Prix at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), halting the jump-off timers at 40.372 seconds. Tiffany Hammack (Hawthorn Woods, IL) and Crack Elle Chavannaise, a 2008 Belgian Sporthorse mare (Carving x Unknown) owned by Beyaert Farm Inc, took second place for their performance of 40.734 seconds, while Theo Genn (Lebanon, OH) and Firewall, a 2010 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Lexicon x Padinus) owned by Eduardo Leon, claimed third-place honors with a time of 40.822 seconds.

“Diathago is a new horse I’ve had now for two months. I jumped him three weeks ago in the 5* Grand Prix in Saugerties, which we won. We were one of only two pairs clear; it was a really tough course,” Lambre said. “Now I’m preparing him for the 5* here in three weeks.”

The course, designed by Nick Granat (Chicago, IL), challenged 29 pairs, with eight returning to pilot the short course. “It was a really nice course for a National Standard Grand Prix,” Lambre shared. “I think it was tough enough, but didn’t have terrible results.

“I wanted to jump under the lights with him [Diathago] since he’s never done that before, but he wasn’t spooky at all,” Lambre, who has big hopes for the 2009 Oldenburg gelding (Diarado x Carthago) owned by Gestut Lewitz, revealed. “The plan is next year to do the Nations Cup in Wellington and I also think this horse has the potential for the Olympics.”

For full results from the $25,000 Carolina Arena Equipment Grand Prix, click here.

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Santiago Lambre and Doloris Dominate $25,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix

Santiago Lambre and Doloris ©Sportfot.

Mill Spring, NC – September 21, 2019 – Santiago Lambre (Wellington, FL) and Doloris out-jumped a tough field to claim the win in the $25,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), clearing the short course in 33.462 seconds. Allen Nabors Jr. (Odessa, FL) and Bon Chatsworth Pierre, a 2011 Zangersheide gelding (Revaou de La Bergerie x Little Rock) owned by Jessie Grabowski and Allen Nabors, secured second with a 34.324-second jump-off round, while Taylor Land (Atlanta, GA) and Falco V, the 2010 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Bustique x Montreux) owned by Pinetree Farms Inc., rounded out the podium on a time of 35.282 seconds to earn third.

J.  P. Godard (Aiken, SC) tested 33 horse-and-rider pairs over his course design, with 11 entries qualifying for the jump-off round. Lambre and the 2008 Dutch Warmblood mare (Harley VDL x Colorado D) owned by Aurora Rangel De Alba are prepping for a competitive stint at TIEC following recent success at Saugerties NY, making this victory a back-to-back win for the mare, Lambre explained.

“Tonight’s was the only class she jumped this week, so it was a good week for her! She came from a victory at Saugerties in an FEI class, which was the last show she did. It was a really nice course for a national Grand Prix. It was a really nice first round, and I think it was fine for 11 riders to be clear. The jump-off was really nice, with options [to each fence].”

The Tryon Fall series kicks off with two weeks of national competition, followed by four consecutive weeks of FEI show jumping competition, and Lambre was excited to have had a positive first week of preparation, he shared. “I wanted the horses to come early now to jump in the night classes before FEI competition, and it’s good preparation for them. At the same time, I try to keep the horses fit and fast, and prepared for the next week or so when it gets a little tougher.”

The jump-off proved challenging for the 11 pairs who attempted it, with six going double-clear, and Lambre piloting Ibabco, the 2008 Belgian Warmblood stallion (Nabab de Reve x Darco) owned by Santiago Lambre & Stephex Stables, to eighth place on a four-fault round.

“I knew there were some fast riders in the jump-off,” said Lambre, “so I tried to ride as fast as possible without losing my mind, like I did with Ibabco [to have one down]. But it’s okay – you have to go full-speed to win; you cannot leave room!”

Doloris will take a week off competition next week, but Lambre has her aimed at two and five-star competition in the weeks upcoming. “She’ll do the 2* week [Tryon Fall 3], and then maybe the 5* [Tryon Fall 5]. This place is great, and the new footing [upgrades] are amazing. Always, everything is perfect here. I think it’s going to be a great four or five weeks,” he concluded.

For full results from the $25,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix, click here.

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Santiago Lambre Claims $25,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix Win

Santiago Lambre and Con Rouet ©TIEC.

Mill Spring, NC – August 19, 2019 – Santiago Lambre (Wellington, FL) and Con Rouet claimed Sunday’s $25,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) at Tryon Resort to conclude Tryon August 2 competition at the venue, laying down a jump-off time of 36.95 seconds. Taylor Land (Atlanta, GA) and Falco V, the Pinetree Farms Inc.-owned 2010 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Bustique x Montreux), were back on the TIEC podium with a second-place jump-off time of 37.881 seconds, while David Blake (hometown) piloted Don’t Touch Du Bois, the 2009 Belgian Warmblood mare (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Indoctro) owned by Pine Hollow Farm, to third on a short-course time of 38.896 seconds.

Dean Rheinheimer’s course tested 27 entries in the initial round, with eight horse-and-rider pairs welcomed back to challenge the jump-off track. Last to go, Lambre and the 2010 Oldenburg gelding (Conthargos x Balou Du Rouet) owned by Salvador Onate Barron made easy work of the course despite being newly paired teammates.

“This is the second show I’ve had with him [Con Rouet],” explained Lambre. “He’s a new horse to me, and looks very competitive. I think he’s going to be a winner! I showed him in Michigan one week, and this is the second show. He’s very easy to ride, and careful. I got him three weeks ago from Mexico.”

Lambre and Con Rouet were fourth in Friday’s $5,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake, just missing out on the podium, but found their stride in Sunday’s jump-off course, Lambre detailed. “I thought it was a really nice course. Not too big, but difficult lines, so it was not easy for the riders. The jump-off was really nice,” he continued. “You could turn short and get a nice gallop. It was very nice!”

Competition was stiff, as fellow competitor Land has been on a hot streak at TIEC and had posted a tight time to beat, but Lambre utilized his position in the order of go to study where he could make up the time: “I was the last to go, so I saw the other riders. I had to do everything very short and forward, because it was really fast!”

Taylor Land Continues to Dominate the TIEC Podium with $5,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake Win

Taylor Land (Atlanta, GA) and Falco V sped around the short course in 26.077 seconds to earn the win in Friday’s $5,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake at TIEC, also claiming third place aboard Get Go, piloting the Pinetree Farms Inc. entry and 2012 Hanoverian gelding (Grey Top x World Diamond O) to a 27.496-second jump-off round. Santiago Lambre (Wellington, FL) and Chapiletto, a 2009 Oldenburg gelding (Chacco Blue x Pretty Woman) owned by Luis Gerardo Plascencia y Familia, produced a 27.004-second short course to claim second.

Course designer Dean Rheinheimer (Sheridan, IN) had 26 pairs attempt his first-round track, with nine entries earning a chance to compete over the jump-off course. Continuing her recent trend of three-for-three, Land piloted all three of her mounts through to the second round of competition, ultimately bookending the podium. “The course rode really well. There was a lot to do, so it was fun!” Land said of the course.

“He [Falco V] has just been amazing. He’s such a winner, and he always tries his heart out. He was so speedy today!” she said of the 2010 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Bustique x Montreux) owned by Pinetree Farms Inc. “Falco is nine, and I’ve had him almost three years.”

Land has an impressive trio of horses that have truly hit their stride at TIEC recently and continue to collect consecutive podium placings. Land explained: “We rode complicated courses this summer at Spruce Meadows, and I think that really helped me make some strides this summer. All of the horses are just in a really good place with their age and mentality: Falco is nine, Liroy [30] is ten, and Grumbles [Get Go] is seven, and they’re all just in a really good place. They feel like they’re thriving!”

Get Go in particular has stepped up in the last few weeks, Land shared, competing in his first “Saturday Night Lights” Grand Prix in Tryon Stadium and taking first, despite “just starting to jump at this level,” Land revealed. “He’s just been amazing. This [Ring 4] was a new ring for him, and I am so proud of him! This is for sure the biggest he’s jumped in a smaller ring, so it was really nice to feel him jumping so well. I was a little bit more conservative on him in the jump-off because it was his first time jumping bigger in a smaller place, but he was amazing.”

Land hopes to keep her winning streak alive and will compete at the venue for the duration of the Tryon August Series, giving credit to “Team Land” for her consistent results: “I credit my recent success to having an amazing team, both at home and on the road, including my parents, Jay and Kim, my grooms and rider. They are all incredible and make my job so much easier!”

For full results from the $25,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix, click here.

For full results from the $5,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake, click here.

For more information and results, please visit www.Tryon.com.

Lambre Wins $36k Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 3* with Cetano Van Aspergem Z

Santiago Lambre and Cetano Van Aspergem Z ©Sportfot.

Mill Spring, NC – July 18, 2019 – Santiago Lambre (MEX) and Cetano Van Aspergem Z were unbeatable in the $36,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 3* at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) on Thursday morning of Tryon Summer 6, stopping the jump-off timers at 36.867 seconds. Todd Minikus (USA) rode Amex Z, a 2009 Zangersheide mare (Andiamo Z x Landaris) owned by the Bit by Bit Group, to second place on a double-clear round with a jump-off time of 38.067 seconds. Hector Florentino (DOM) and Carnaval, a 2005 Oldenburg gelding (Chacco-Blue x Landadel) owned by Spruce Meadows Ltd, claimed third-place honors with a double-clear effort in 38.317 seconds.

Ken Krome (USA) set the track to test the 31 pairs entered in the competitive 1.50m class. Lambre expressed that it was a good course to prepare for the rest of the week, saying, “It was a really nice course for a Welcome. It was big enough, but it was not too difficult for the first day, and was great preparation for the Grand Prix [Saturday night].” Lambre also shared that he enjoyed having a competitive jump-off with 13 pairs returning: “It was nice to have 13 in the jump-off; it is always nice when the first day has a good number. The jump-off course was very nice, it had lots of options, and was a very good course design.”

The 2009 Zangersheide gelding (Clinton x Ahorn Z) owned by Tal Milstein Stables, will also be competing in the Grand Prix on Saturday night, and Lambre hopes the momentum will carry on throughout the week. “This is the horse [Cetano Van Aspergem Z] that I will be jumping in the Grand Prix on Saturday. [Winning] today was good preparation. Normally, I try not to push him too fast, but I saw the first two or three horses go and I said, ‘I will try,’ and it worked!” Lambre commented.

For full results from the $36,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 3*, click here.

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Santiago Lambre and Ibabco Top the $36,000 1.45m Sunday Classic at Tryon

Santiago Lambre and Ibabco. ©Monica Stevenson Photography.

Mill Spring, NC – May 28, 2019 – Santiago Lambre (MEX) claimed top honors in the $36,000 1.45m Sunday Classic aboard his own Ibabco, a 2008 Belgian Warmblood stallion (Nabab De Reve x Darco), on Sunday, May 26, at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Santiago Lambre stopped the timers in 34.086 seconds to secure the win and conclude Tryon Spring 4 competition at the venue. Kristen Vanderveen (USA) dashed into second place with a time of 34.256 seconds aboard Bull Run’s Almighty (Caspar x Quidam De Revel), owned by Bull Run Jumpers Six LLC. Todd Minikus (USA) placed third riding Amex Z (Andiamo Z x Landaris), owned by Bit By Bit Group, with a time of 34.642 seconds.

Eighteen pairs challenged the course set by Catsy Crux (MEX), with eight returning for the jump-off. Lambre, who had two mounts in the Classic, topped the leaderboard aboard Ibabco. “He’s a very good horse. Normally he would jump in the Grand Prix, but he was almost sold this week, so I didn’t compete him at all throughout the week. Today [Sunday] was his first class. He’ll do the three star next week,” he explained.

Fresh off of Lambre’s win in Saturday night’s $72,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Grand Prix CSI 3* atop his own Cetano Van Aspergem Z, a 2009 Zangersheide gelding (Clinton x Ahorn Z), Lambre enthusiastically noted, “A weekend like this is always unbelievable. The last two weeks in Lexington, I didn’t win one dollar, so it’s nice to have this comeback.”

When asked about his strategy, he commented, “It was a fast jump-off with Kristen [Vanderveen], Samuel [Parot], Todd [Minikus], and Sharn [Wordley], so you have to try everything you can. I was just before the last to go, so I had a good chance to watch the other ones. I knew exactly what to do. I tried, and it worked,” Lambre concluded, “it was a nice course for a three star. It was nice to have eight in the jump-off. All of the courses this weekend were very good.”

Click here for full results from the $36,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 3*.

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Santiago Lambre and Cetano Van Aspergem Z Win $72k CaptiveOne Advisors Grand Prix CSI 3*

Santiago Lambre and Cetano Van Aspergem Z. ©Bailey Beck Photography.

Mill Spring, NC – May 25, 2019 – Santiago Lambre (MEX) rode home with blue in the $72,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Grand Prix CSI 3* aboard his own Cetano Van Aspergem Z, a 2009 Zangersheide gelding (Clinton x Ahorn Z), at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Lambre secured a jump-off time of 36.824 to secure the win. Sharn Wordley (NZL) placed second jumping in tandem with his own mount, Gatsby, a 2011 Irish Sport Horse stallion (Simba x Cruise On), dashing through the timers in 37.663 seconds. Sarah Scheiring (USA) snatched third with S & L Cocodrille, a 2008 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Emerald Van’t Ruytershof x Kashmir Van Schuttershof) owned by S & L Farms, on a jump-off time of 38.329 seconds.

Among 20 entries with only six duos in a thrilling jump-off on the course set by Catsy Cruz (MEX), Lambre revealed, “I saw number one to go – Sharn – and he’s a fast rider and so I had to try and go faster than him. I did my plan and it worked. The first round was a nice course for a 3*; it was technical. The jump-off was really, really good. We were able to make less strides everywhere, so it was a very nice class,” he stated.

On his future plans with Cetano Van Aspergem Z, Lambre remarked, “I am staying three more weeks here [at TIEC] and then we’ll probably go to Spruce Meadows.”

For full results from the $72,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Grand Prix CSI 3*, click here.

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Santiago Lambre Speeds to $36,000 Bainbridge 1.45m Classic CSI 3* Win at WEF

Santiago Lambre and Charatinus. Photo © Sportfot.

Wellington, FL – March 15, 2019 – Santiago Lambre and Charatinus outpaced a field of 70 entries to win the $36,000 Bainbridge 1.45m Classic CSI 3* on Friday, March 15, at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL.

Speed was the name of the game for competitors contesting Michel Vaillancourt’s (CAN) course in Friday’s one-round $36,000 Bainbridge 1.45m Classic CSI 3*. Brazil’s Rodrigo Lambre set a quick time to beat from the get-go, stopping the clock in a clear 60.64 seconds aboard Chapilot as the fourth entry in the class. It was not until 19 trips later that Rodrigo Lambre’s time was toppled by fellow Brazilian Fabio Leivas da Costa who set the new leading time at 59.35 seconds aboard Randon Pleasure.

Vivian Yowan and Ransom Take Champion in the Adult Amateur Hunter Younger (Sec. A)

After winning four out of the five classes making up the Adult Amateur Hunter Younger (Sec. A) division, Vivian Yowan and Ransom shot straight to the top of the leaderboard to win the tricolor ribbon with an impressive 40.00 points. The division spanned five classes over the course of Thursday and Friday during Week 10 of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival.

Reserve in the division went to First Blue LLC’s Blue Empire and Meghan Knapic who finished on a total of 18.00 points. She and the six-year-old Warmblood gelding (Quaprice Du Bois Margot x Evita) landed top-five placings in four of the five classes with one first, one third, and two fourths to take home the reserve champion ribbon.

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Lambre Stamps His Name on First Week of 2018 FEI Jumping CSI 2* Competition at TIEC

Santiago Lambre and Doloris. Photo Credit ©Sportfot.

Mill Spring, NC – May 3, 2018 – The Tryon Spring I CSI 2* kicked off this week at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) with an FEI victory for Mexico’s Santiago Lambre and Doloris, continuing a competitive first week of international jumping at the venue. Lambre started the week with a blue ribbon in the FEI $6,000 Power & Speed 1.40m CSI 2* aboard D’Artagnan, and came out strong once again in the $35,000 1.45m Welcome Stake CSI 2* to secure top honors.

Lambre and his Dutch Warmblood mare (Harley VDL x Colinda D) blasted through the Richard Jeffery (GBR) designed track with a quick round, stopping the clock in 38.11 seconds and besting the class of 64 original horse-and-rider combinations.

Lambre has had the ride on the mare since she was a six-year-old and began competing her about a year and a half ago. With both consistent and impressive performances, the pair has continued their success this season, having notched five top five CSI finishes last fall at the venue, while tossing two champion placings into the mix as well.

A total of 13 entries contested the jump-off, while Lambre rode three different horses in the class. At the conclusion, it was Doloris who ultimately returned to prove her place at the top of the class. The final ride of the day went to Carlos Ramirez (COL) aboard his own 2007 Belgian Warmblood stallion Happy Wandor Van’t Roosakker (Wandor van de Mispelaere x V Cento).

The duo nearly took the lead, finishing just tenths of a second behind Lambre to receive second place honors with a jump-off time of 38.76 seconds. Third place was captured by Ireland’s Richie Maloney, who piloted Equinimity LLC’s Belgian Warmblood gelding Merqusio (Cicero Z x Flamenco de Semilly) to a jump-off time of 39.04 seconds.

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Santiago Lambre and Doloris Conquer $35,000 Suncast Commercial Welcome Stake CSI 2*

Santiago Lambre and Doloris. Photo Credit ©Sportfot.

Mill Spring, NC – October 5, 2017 – From a field of 49 entries, Santiago Lambre (MEX) and his own Doloris, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood mare (Harley VDL x Colinda D), were the only pair to go double clear in the $35,000 Suncast® Commercial Welcome Stake CSI 2*, Thursday’s highlight class for the Tryon Fall III CSI 2* competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Tryon Fall III welcomes back international FEI competition to the venue, beginning a four-week stretch of top show jumping competition, which will conclude on Sunday, October 29.

Lambre and Doloris posted a blazing short course time of 37.60 seconds, while Tracy Fenney (USA) and MTM Farm’s MTM Reve Du Paradis, a 2005 Selle Francais gelding (Crown Z x Kaline De Semilly), stole second place with the fastest four-fault short course, stopping the timers in 38.07 seconds. Michael Morrissey (USA) took third aboard La Lopez 3, a 2008 Westphalian mare (Lenardo x Leandra) owned by QBS Equestrian LLC, with their time of 38.29 seconds.

Lambre complimented his mount’s carefulness around the challenging CSI 2* course, and said, “In the first round, the mare was really good. She is very careful. I gave her a three-week break, so she is fresh. In the jump-off, I was lucky to be the only one clear.”

The pair has been competing together for about a year, Lambre explained, though he’s owned the mare since she was six. “This year she’s winning a lot of classes. I think six or seven FEI classes this year, and she’s very consistent.”

The class saw 49 trips on the course designed by Richard Jeffries (GBR), while only twelve returned for the jump-off round. The short course’s elements posed tough questions to the twelve combinations that contested it, explained Lambre.

“I think the jump-off was big,” he noted about the track. “Sometimes the oxer is less wide, and in this jump-off it was still [the same width], with not so many options, so it was tough, and of twelve clear there was only one double-clear.”

After a successful summer at TIEC, Lambre is hoping that fall is just as fruitful, especially for Doloris. “My plan with her is to ride in the Grand Prix this week and then the CSI 5* in two weeks,” he said. “Tryon is very nice. I did all the summer here and it’s a fantastic facility-one of the best places in the world.”

Samuel Parot and Couscous Van Orti Rise to Take Top Honors in $6,000 Nutrena® 1.40m Power and Speed

Samuel Parot (CHI) and Couscous Van Orti captured the win in the $6,000 Nutrena® 1.40m Power and Speed class to start FEI competition at TIEC. Parot and Couscous Van Orti stopped the timers in 25.78 seconds to take the victory ahead of Ibrahim Barazi (JOR) and Omnia Incipit, who earned second place on a time of 26.01 seconds. Parot also captured third place position aboard Dazzle White, completing the short course in 28.08 seconds.

“It was a very nice course today,” commented Parot.  “The track laid for the jump-off was clear and not too complicated. I knew that in the line I could win if I took it in five strides instead of six. That was the plan and that’s what we did.”

Parot has had the ride on the 2002 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Nabab De Reve x Vroni Van Orti), for several years, competing successfully around the world, as well as at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

“I’ve had this horse for a long time,” explained Parot. “I rode him in the Pan American Games and he won a Grand Prix class here at TIEC last year. He’s a nice horse. He’s 15 but acts very young at heart.”

Parot is a horse show regular at TIEC, and has spent a great deal of time competing at the venue. “The facility is one of the top horse show facilities,” said Parot. “It’s my favorite show to compete at. The main ring is incredible. The footing is amazing. It’s just a fantastic place to be.”

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