Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC) hosted the Dutta Corp. Tryon International Three-Day Event November 10-13 at the venue, with the USEF Eventing Young Rider Championships presented by USEA taking place at the CCI1*-L, 2*-L, and 3*-L levels. The Area V and VIII team of Jordan Riske, Janelle Fleming, Samantha Tinney, and Kit Ferguson took the win in the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing Young Rider Championship presented by USEA with a score of 163.2. Riske also finished as the CCI3*-L Young Rider Champion with a score of 45.7 riding her own 10-year-old Thoroughbred mare Redemption Song (Drewman x Orientate), in her first CCI3*-L event. Teammates Janelle Fleming on Edith Rameika’s 17-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Fly Me Courageous (Truluck x Proper Reality) and Samantha Tinney on her 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Cutty Sark took second and third place with scores of 56.7 and 60.8, respectively.
Dan Kreitl (USA) and Kay Dixon’s Carmango were the winners of The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI 4*-L Eventing National Championship hosted at Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC), finishing on a score of 40.0. In second place the Reserve National Champion was Liz Halliday-Sharp (USA) riding Ocala Horse Properties’ Deniro Z, the 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Zapatero x French Buffet XX), finishing with a score of 40.6. Completing the podium was Phillip Dutton (USA) and Anne, Caroline, and Michael Moran’s 2012 Irish Sport Horse mare Azure (Omar x Cavalier Royal) with a score of 42.6.
Boyd Martin claimed the win aboard Fedarman B on a final score of 29.0 in the CCI4*-L division to claim the CCI4*-L USET Foundation National Championship, adding nothing to their dressage score after two double-clear jumping rounds. In reserve, and the highest-ranked international rider, Colleen Loach and Vermont, the 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Van Helsing x Heraldik XX) owned by Peter Barry, also completed their weekend without adding any points, ending on a score of 29.3. Clinching third place honors via double-clear stadium round for a total of 31.0 points was Leslie Law and Lady Chatterley, the 11-year-old Holsteiner mare (Connor 48 x Mytens XX) owned by Lesley Grant-Law, Jackie Brown and Steve Brown.
After two days of competition at the Tryon Spring International Three-Day Event, all short-format divisions (CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI1*-S) have concluded the dressage and show jumping phases of competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC). Long format divisions, including the CCI3*-L and CCI4*-L, the first of two CCI4*-L dates hosted in the United States this year – both at TIEC – wrapped up the dressage phase on Friday evening ahead of cross-country competition for all divisions on Saturday, May 14.
Sunday saw thrilling finishes across the board for The Fork at TIEC presented by Nutrena®, but none as definitive as Doug Payne topping the leaderboard in the ProElite® CCI4*-S Division, in addition to top-10 placings with Quantum Leap and Starr Witness, in fifth and eighth. In between rides and coaching across all divisions in eventing, Payne was also winning in the jumper rings as part of Tryon Welcome 2 competition, where he went two-for-two aboard Quintessence.
The Fork at TIEC presented by Nutrena® kicked off with more than 600 scored rides in one day after two phases of competition, sending 10 divisions through the White Oak Cross-Country Course and testing six divisions in show jumping competition in Tryon Stadium. With more than 300 entries, the fourth running of the event is the biggest ever held at Tryon International Equestrian Center and Resort (TIEC), and the competition continues through Sunday, April 4. The Fork at TIEC presented by Nutrena® is closed to spectators per USEF guidelines for COVID-19. For live scoring and competition information, check www.Tryon.com/eventing.
The championship title came down to a single rail in the show jumping phase of the 2020 Buckeye Nutrition USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship on Sunday at the MARS Tryon International Three-Day Event. With the top five combinations finishing cross-country within four points of each other, the pressure was on for overnight leaders Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z. They almost had the win in the bag until that one costly rail on the final fence.
With a clean and fast trip around the White Oak cross-country course at the Tryon International Equestrian Center on Saturday, Liz Halliday-Sharp and the Ocala Horse Properties’ 12-year-old KWPN gelding Deniro Z (Zapatero x Zonne-Trend), added just 1.60 time penalties to their score in the 2020 Buckeye Nutrition USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship, moving from second place to first after the second day of competition.
Day two of dressage wrapped up the BUCKEYE™ Nutrition CCI4*-L division with a continued lead for Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous, besting the BUCKEYE™ Nutrition USEF Eventing CCI4*-L National Championship thus far on a score of 21.50.
After torrential downpours overnight in the Tryon area, Thursday stayed mostly dry for the first day of competition at the 2020 Buckeye Nutrition USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship. The first 35 of 62 total contenders for the championship title completed their tests today at the MARS Equestrian Tryon International Three-Day Event.
Matthew Flynn (Potomac, MD) flew around the White Oak cross-country course with Wizzerd to win the Advanced A division at the Blue Ridge Mountain Horse Trials presented by EquiSafe Global at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), ending on a score of 40.90.