May 11, 2022

Fast Facts: Tryon International Spring 3-Day Event

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
Shannon Brinkman photo

Over 120 entries have settled in on the grounds of the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina for the first-ever Tryon International Spring Three-Day Event which will run CCI4*-L, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI1*-S levels over the course of four days May 12-16.

The CCI4*-L Field:

  • There are 31 horses in the CCI4*-L, 14 in the CCI4*-S, 36 in the CCI3*-S, 19 in the CCI3*-L, and 25 in the CCI1*-S.
  • Four different flags will be flying in the CCI4*-L as riders from the U.S., Great Britain, New Zealand, and Canada will all hope to hear their country’s anthem played at the end of the weekend.
  • The most popular breed amongst the four-star long competitors is the Irish Sport Horse with 11 horses in the CCI4*-L being of Irish descent.
  • The majority of the field of four-star long horses are 12-years-old, but the youngest horse in the bunch is Doug Payne’s 8-year-old German Sport Horse gelding Camarillo (Chicardo x Rehobeth). The oldest horses in the field are both 16-years-old: Bel Mar Farm’s Irish Sport Horse gelding Copper Beach (Radolin x Cloberballen) ridden by Cosby Green and Charlotte Schickedanz’s Trakehner stallion Humble GS (Ferrari GS x Amiego GS) ridden by Jessica Phoenix.
  • The Annie Goodwin Syndicate’s 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Fedarman B (Eurocommerce Washington x Paulien B) is coming into Tryon off of a second place finish in the CCI4*-S at Fair Hill in April with Boyd Martin.

  • Both Debora Kuhn’s 10-year-old Belgian gelding Mr. Cash Van De Start (Deauville de la Vie x Ishtar van de Start) ridden by Sarah Kuhn and David O’Connor’s 9-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Phelps ridden by Mia Farley are coming off of third-place finishes at the Advanced level last month.
  • There are eight horses who will be attempting their first four long this weekend: Yarrow, Typically Fernhill, Phelps, Mr. Cash van de Start, Lady Chatterley, Ferrie’s Cello, Fernhill Prezley, and Camarillo.

The Facts:

  • Ataide Barcelos Pereira (BRA) is the technical delegate with John Williams(USA) assisting.
  • Robert Stevenson (USA) is the president of the ground jury of the CCI4*-L and will be assisted by Katarzyna Konarska (POL) and Valerie Pride (USA).
  • Mark Phillips (GBR) is the cross-country course designer.
  • Chris Barnard (USA) is the show jumping course designer.
  • The CCI4*-L and CCI4*-S are both qualifiers for the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final that will take place at the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds.

The Competition Schedule

Thursday, May 12

  • 8:20 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. CCI 4*-S Dressage
  • 8:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CCI 3*-S Dressage
  • 10:58 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. CCI 4*-L Dressage
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CCI 1*-S Dressage

Friday, May 13th

Show Jumping: International Stadium

  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. CCI 4*-S Show Jumping
  • 9:40 a.m. - 12:22 p.m. CCI 4*-L Dressage
  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CCI 3*-S Show Jumping
  • 12:20 p.m. -3:00 p.m. CCI 3*-L Dressage
  • 2:30-3:15 p.m. CCI 1*-S Show Jumping

Saturday, May 14th

  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CCI 3*-S Cross-Country
  • 11:05 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CCI 3*-L Cross-Country
  • 12:35 p.m. -2:50 p.m. CCI 4*-L Cross-Country
  • 3:20 p.m. - 4:06 p.m. CCI 4*-S Cross-Country
  • 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. CCI 1*-S Cross-Country

Sunday, May 15th

  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CCI 3*-L Show Jumping
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CCI 4*-L Show Jumping

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