„I thought the course was great,“ said Vanderveen. „It was very fair and open, but at the same time the course caught everybody a little bit, which is great. She did a great job.“
Vanderveen and „Frosty,“ the 2005 Belgian Warmblood stallion (Berlin x Darco) owned by Bull Run Jumpers Five LLC, have seen great success at Tryon throughout their career together, and the venue suits her horse so well that she made a change in plans and saved him to compete this week, Vanderveen commented.
„It’s nice to be back with Frosty. I was actually in Kentucky last week with him and I could just tell – I thought, ‚Nope, we are going to save him for all three weeks in Tryon, because he loves it there.‘ This is his thing,“ Vanderveen continued. „He has had a little vacation for the last week or two, and has been saving his energy, so it’s nice that it paid off today.“
Vanderveen will save Bull Run’s Prince of Peace for Sunday’s $36,000 1.45m Jumper Classic CSI 3*, and plans to compete Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili in Saturday’s $72,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Grand Prix CSI 3*. She revealed that she will be spending the next few weeks at TIEC to prepare for an upcoming trip to Europe:
„We will be here through the 4* competition and then we are doing something a little different this year. Showing here is also a lot of prep for that. What better can you do to prep than come here? I was originally going to leave Frosty stateside, and just recently decided to bring him along [to Europe]. He has proven today that he wants to come!“