Sep 18, 2023

Through the Lens: 2023 The Fork at Tryon

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
The CCI4*-S winning pair: Boyd Martin and Commando 3. Shannon Brinkman Photography photo

The Fork at Tryon took place this past weekend, September 14-17, 2023, at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina. The event featured international competition at the CCI4*-S, CCI2*-L, and CCI1*-S levels, as well as national competition at the Advanced, Intermediate, Preliminary, Modified, Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice levels.

In the CCI4*-S, it was a start-to-finish win for Boyd Martin and Yankee Creek Ranch, LLC's 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding Commando (Connor 48 x R- Adelgunde). They scored 28.7 in dressage to take the lead, added just 1.2 seconds of time in show jumping to hold onto the pole position, and their cross-country round, which resulted in an 8.4 additional time penalties, secured their win with a score of 38.3.

Take a look at some images from the competition in the gallery below, courtesy of Shannon Brinkman photography.

For full results, click here.

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