Adam Prudent and Baloutinue ©Sportfot.
Mill Spring, NC – October 2, 2020 – The start of FEI Jumping competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort (TIEC) resulted in back-to-back wins for Adam Prudent (USA) and Baloutinue, claiming both Wednesday’s $10,000 EquiSafe Global Power & Speed Stake CSI 2* and Thursday’s $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 2*. Besting a field of 73 entries around the Catsy Cruz (MEX) course, Prudent and Baloutinue stopped the jump-off timers at 33.62 seconds to earn the Welcome Stake win. In second, Fernando Cardenas Jr. (COL) piloted Quincy Too, the 2009 Zangersheide gelding (Unknown x Unknown) owned by Fernando Cardenas, to a time of 34.39 seconds, while Beezie Madden (USA) sped to third aboard Breitling LS, the Abigail Wexner-owned 2006 Dutch Warmblood stallion (Quintero x Acord II), clearing the short course in 34.41 seconds.
Prudent and the 2010 Hanoverian gelding (Balou Du Rouet x Landor S) owned by Plain Bay Farm were one of 21 horse-and-rider pairs to challenge the jump-off track, and he relayed that focusing on speed has been paying off this week: “He’s a work in progress, but an amazing horse. He’s top quality. With this week being a little smaller [at the two-star level], the plan was to really teach him to go fast. We’ve never really gone fast,” Prudent elaborated. “We have the first round nearly to a tee. He goes clear most of the time, but in the speed round, he can be a little all over the place. We worked on going fast with the smaller fences this week, and it’s paid off!”
Prudent and Baloutinue Excel in $10,000 EquiSafe Global Power & Speed Stake CSI 2*
September 30, 2020 – Adam Prudent (USA) and Baloutinue sped through the speed phase of Wednesday’s $10,000 EquiSafe Global Power and Speed Stake CSI 2* in 30.979 seconds to tope a field of 59 entries. In second, Luis Larrazabal (VEN) and Luminaria LS La Silla, the 2011 Mexican Sport Horse mare (Unknown x Unknown) owned by San Francisco Stables, LLC, put in a 32.798 second round, while Doug Payne (USA) and Quintessence, Jane Dudinsky’s 2011 Holsteiner gelding (Unknown x Unknown), stopped the clock at 35.286 seconds to take home third.
Prudent and the 2010 Hanoverian gelding (Balou Du Rouet x Landor S) owned by Plain Bay Farm avoided collecting time faults in the first round where many were caught out, he relayed, and put in a tight time that couldn’t be caught in the speed phase. “It was a nice course. The power phase was a bit tight on time, with a lot of time faults there, but my horse managed that very well, and the second part was quite speedy! We got it done.”
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