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Daniel Bedoya and Abracadabra WKT Triumph in $30k Sunday Jumper Classic

Daniel Bedoya and Abracadabra WKT ©TIEC.

Mill Spring, NC – August 23, 2020 – Daniel Bedoya (Magnolia, TX) capped off a successful 12 weeks at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) with a win in the $30,000 Sunday Jumper Classic aboard Abracadabra WKT, stopping the short-course timers in 35.111 seconds after also finishing third in Friday’s $15,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake. Taking second, Alberto Michan (Wellington, FL) guided Cosa Nostra to a time of 35.358 seconds with the 2010 Oldenburg mare (Conthargos x Quintender) owned in partnership with Daniel Michan Halbinger. Third place honors went to Doug Payne (Aiken, SC) and Quintessence, the 2011 Holsteiner gelding (Unknown x Unknown) owned by Jane Dudinsky, clearing the short course in 36.156 seconds.

The class saw 38 entries test the first round, with seven pairs advancing to the Skip Bailey (Loxahatchee, FL) course design. Bedoya and the 2008 Holsteiner mare (Casall x Romino) owned by Monica Hanks were first to go in the jump-off, and “sometimes, going first is a good thing,” Bedoya said. “You don’t see anybody, so you just ride what comes up and do your plan. Then, everybody has the pressure to catch you. Sometimes it works!”

John Angus and Ecanto J Elevate to $15,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake Win

August 21, 2020 – Eighteen-year-old John Angus (Fort Lauderdale, FL) piloted the Barnhill and Cheska entry, Ecanto J, to a win in the $15,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake in Tryon Stadium, stopping the jump-off timers in 33.274 seconds. In second, Willie Tynan (Lexington, KY) and Fancy Girl, the 2010 Dutch Warmblood mare (Unknown x Unknown) owned by Michelle Guardino-Dettelbach, toured the short course in 35.028 seconds, while third place went to Daniel Bedoya (Magnolia, TX) aboard Abracadabra WKT, a 2008 Holsteiner mare (Casall x Romino) owned by Monica Hanks, after charging around the jump-off in 35.145 seconds.

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Bedoya Races to Blue in FEI $35,000 Welcome Stake CSI 2* at Tryon Summer III

Daniel Bedoya and Abracadabra WKT. Photo Credit ©Sportfot.

Mill Spring, NC – June 28, 2018 – It was a blue ribbon for Bolivia as Daniel Bedoya and Abracadabra WKT conjured up a victory in the FEI $35,000 Welcome Stake CSI 2* during the first days of Tryon Summer III competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Bedoya and the 2008 Holsteiner mare (Casall x Romino) owned by Monica Hanks sped through the jump-off track in 41.215 seconds to best the day’s competition. Sydney Shulman (USA) and Jill Shulman’s 2009 Warmblood mare (Diamant De Semilly x Kasina) Villamoura claimed second-place awards after a quick jump-off round that resulted in an accumulation of 42.466 seconds, while Javier Fernandez (MEX) rounded out the top three riding Miguel Madero’s 2009 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Mr. Blue x Caretino), End Good All Good, stopping the timers in 42.648 seconds.

The morning welcomed forty-two horse-and-rider combinations into the George H. Morris Arena to contest the course designed by Ken Krome (USA). With 16 entries returning for the jump-off, Bedoya claimed the top spot after maneuvering two mounts around the short course. “Obviously, I liked the course today,” he commented. “I had two horses in the jump-off. It was fun and suited them. I thought we made up time with the liverpool. I was running full speed and I tried to do the same with my second horse, but that didn’t work out so well. I was going for the win and a second place, but I’ll take the win!”

The Texas-based rider has been through the levels with Abracadabra WKT, who had a successful stint in the hunter rings before switching her training to become a show jumper. “She’s a mare that we bought as a four-year-old to be a hunter,” Bedoya noted. “She’s Texas bred and born and has really good breeding, but we bought her as a hunter for her owner. The highest scores I’ve ever earned riding a hunter were actually on her.

“When she turned six she became quite impossible in that ring,” Bedoya continued. “She started jumping too big. She was kicking and acting up, so we decided to turn her into a jumper. Her first class as a jumper was here, a year ago. She’s come a long way.”

The pair has had an abundance of success at the venue this season and Bedoya has hopes of a promising future for the mare. He explained, “Hopefully by next year she can start doing the big Grand Prix classes. She’s going to jump this Saturday night and that’s going to be her first FEI Grand Prix under the lights. She’s done a couple of National standard classes and a few of the FEI Sunday Classics, but hopefully we can start to push for the bigger ones now.”

With a string of horses competing here at TIEC this week, Bedoya concluded, “I love the venue. We come here every year; this is my fifth year and definitely my favorite horse show. It’s the best facility by far. This year we are also going to come back in October for FEI competition. I’m also trying to qualify for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 with my other horse.”

Competition at Tryon Summer III commenced on Wednesday, June 28, with a steadfast win for Jack Hardin Towell (USA) in the FEI $5,000 1.40m Power & Speed CSI 2*. Towell piloted Vlock Show Stables LLC’s 2008 Oldenburg stallion, Sandetto (Sandro Boy x Chellano Z) to the first place position after crossing through jump-off timers in 29.39 seconds. Second place went to Chile’s Samuel Parot, who rode his own 2003 Zangersheide gelding (Andiamo x Royal Bravour L), Atlantis, across the fast track in 30.277 seconds. Third place was captured by David O’Brien (IRL) aboard Spy Coast Farm’s Kir Royal SCF, a 2010 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Amaretto D’Arco x Nabab de Reve), ending with a jump-off time of 30.461 seconds.

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Daniel Bedoya and Ragtime’s Bellissima Win $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby

Daniel Bedoya and Ragtime’s Bellissima. Photo Credit ©Sportfot.

Mill Spring, NC – June 2, 2017 – Daniel Bedoya of Magnolia, TX and Ragtime’s Bellissima, owned by Loreanna Andrepont, took home top honors in the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby hosted on the Grass Complex at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). The pair secured the win with a total score of 172. Michelle Whitman of Raleigh, NC and her own C’Van De Helle earned the red rosette with a score of 164.5, while Laurel Tinney of Cary, NC and Falido, owned by Amelia Zahn, claimed third place honors with a two round score of 162.

Bedoya and Ragtime’s Bellissima have had an outstanding two weeks at TIEC, taking home a win in the $1,000 USHJA Green Hunter Incentive offered ahead of their derby win this morning. The first round was a test of skill and handiness and Bedoya guided Ragtime’s Bellissima to a well-deserved win in their first appearance on the Grass Complex.

“I thought it was pretty complicated and wasn’t your typical first round for a derby. It was more like a handy round than a first round with a lot bending lines, tight roll backs, and cantering around the huge field,” explained Bedoya. “It was this mare’s first time on the grass and it was fantastic.”

Bedoya described how the impressive derby field, one of the newest additions to the facilities at TIEC, handled the class, saying, “The field is awesome. I hope they keep having classes out there and even add some jumper classes. The footing was perfect. We did not put any studs in the horse’s shoes and no one slipped. It was awesome, such a nice ring.”

Ragtime’s Bellissima, a 2008 Hanoverian mare, not only competes in the Green Hunter Divisions and USHJA National Hunter Derby classes with Bedoya, but also shows in the Long Stirrup Division with her owner Loreanna Andrepont. Bedoya spoke very highly of Ragtime’s Bellissima and his hopes for the pair’s future together, commenting, “She is a really good mare. She does really well with me and takes great care of her owner.”

Ragtime’s Bellissima’s owner, Loreanna Andrepont, who was present for the duo’s derby win, touched on how the mare is an excellent dual fit for her as an amateur rider and Bedoya as a professional.

“I feel very confident when I ride her. She is a very safe and sweet mare, but really just a babysitter for me! We started out in the Cross Rails Division and now we are in the Long Stirrup Division. My goal would be the Modified Hunter Divisions, but Daniel thinks we will go higher than that. I think Daniel’s goals are a little higher than mine,” Andrepont said with a laugh. “It was very exciting watching her out on the big grass field this morning and take such a great win.”

Santiago Lambre and Hip Living Pick Up Win in $6,000 1.40m Nutrena® Classic CSI 3*

Santiago Lambre (MEX) and Hip Living crossed the timers in an impressive 31.577 seconds to secure the victory in the $6,000 1.40m Nutrena® Classic CSI 3*, ushering in the third day of FEI competition at the venue during Tryon Summer I. Stefano Baruzzo (ARG) and Anemone’s Vicky earned a close second place finish with a time 32.715 seconds, while Emanuel Andrade (VEN) and Garinco van de Lijnsaerd rode to third place position with a time of 33.056 seconds.

Lambre and Hip Living, a 2009 Swedish Warmblood gelding (Hip Hop x Quite Easy) owned by Aurora de Alba, have been partnered together since this past March, and the duo has placed consistently in international competition up to the CSI 4* level. The pair made an efficient effort around the track set by Michel Vaillancourt (CAN) and Lambre was aware of the time they needed to beat to secure the win.

“The course was very good today. This course designer always asks a lot of questions. You can do one more stride or do one less,” explained Lambre. “I saw the first two horse and riders complete the jump-off and knew their times were roughly between 32 and 33 seconds. I knew I had to beat that. I was lucky to go in third in the order because typically when I go in the beginning of the class I don’t go as fast.”

The duo was able to edge a competitive class that boasted a number of speedy combinations and Lambre executed his quick plan in the jump-off round to perfection. Lambre included a major leave out, which is where he felt they shaved the remaining time off of the clock.

“I took one less in the jump-off to jump two. I think I was the only one to take that risk and I think that’s how we won the class,” Lambre detailed.

Lambre plans to continue competing Hip Living in international ranking classes while their partnership solidifies. Lambre has taken his time to get to know the gelding and feels that there is significant potential in the pair’s future together.

“He is only eight and I bought him at the end of the winter circuit in Wellington, FL. Next week he will jump a little bigger in the 1.50m class and we’ll see where he goes,” Lambre said. “He’s a fantastic horse and I thought he performed very well today.”

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