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 very first Fork Horse Trials was supposed to be held in April of 2002, but the event was rained out and didn’t debut until the next year. The Fork went on to run every April since 2003 except for in 2020 when the event was forced to be canceled due to COVID-19. While The Fork was originally held at Jim and Bernadette Cogdell’s farm in Norwood, N.C., this will be the fourth year that it is run at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, N.C.
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Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) is excited to welcome the return of The Fork at TIEC Eventing competition on April 2-5, 2020. However, due to recent storm damage on the course, the Training, Novice and Beginner Novice Divisions for The Fork at TIEC will not be held this year.
The Fork Horse Trials are held yearly on the first weekend in April at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, North Carolina (Area II). The event offers Beginner Novice through Advanced horse trials and CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI4*-S competition. TIEC is a year-round host to hunter/jumper shows and dressage shows in addition to eventing competitions.
Competition concluded at The Fork at Tryon International Equestrian Center on Sunday, April 7, with a victory for Boyd Martin and Christine Turner’s 12-year-old Trakehner gelding (Windfall PG x Thabana), Tsetserleg. The pair raced around the 2.3-mile White Oak cross-country track in ample time, placing them ahead of the 4* group with a final score of 35.0.
The CCI4*-S standings remained unchanged at The Fork presented by Luck Clays Farm, as Liz Halliday-Sharp bested the top two division spots with Fernhill By Night (28.80) and Deniro Z (30.10), after the second phase of competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) on Saturday. Boyd Martin (USA) and Tsetserleg will also ride into Sunday’s final phase on the White Oak Cross-Country Course in their previous third place position, with a score of 30.20.
When Mexico’s Daniela Moguel first arrived at Tryon International Equestrian Center a year ago for The Fork, she had no idea that big transitions were on the horizon. At 35, Daniela was an accomplished eventer and business owner in Mexico City, running a thriving equestrian operation with her husband Souli.
CCI4*-S Competition commenced today at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), with a group of talented horse-and-rider combinations returning to the home of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG), to compete at The Fork, presented by Luck Clays Farm.
Boyd Martin (USA) and Long Island T impressed the judges and put in a top score of 24.50 in Advanced dressage, commencing The Fork at TIEC presented by Lucky Clays Farm at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Lynn Symansky and Under Suspection rode into second with a score of 27.70, and Felix Vogg(SUI) moved into third aboard Archie Rocks with a score of 29.50.