Vanderveen Brings a Fresh Face to the Derby Field Podium to Conclude Tryon Summer IV
Mill Spring, NC – July 8, 2018 – Kristen Vanderveen (USA) and Bull Run’s Prince of Peace (Cardenio x Contender) pulled off a win in the $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 3* at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) to conclude Tryon Summer IV competition, stopping the short-track timers in 41.68 seconds. Brian Moggre (USA) and MTM Vivre Le Reve, a 2009 Westphalian gelding (Ustinov x Chello II) owned by Major Wager LLC, cleared the jump-off course in 42.156 seconds to claim second place ahead of Brittni Raflowitz (USA) in third, guiding Garland Stables’ Dustin 254, a 2007 Westphalian gelding (Dollar Du Murier x Lancer III), to a 45.583 second clear jump-off round.
The field saw 26 first-round trips on the Alan Wade (IRL)-designed course with eight horse-and-rider pairs earning the opportunity to try the jump-off track. Vanderveen revealed that today’s win was only the 2009 Holsteiner gelding’s second competition on grass footing and said, “The course was great today. This is a younger horse for me and it’s only his second time ever competing on grass – the first time being this week in the $5,000 1.40m Speed Stake CSI 3* on Friday, so it was good.”
Vanderveen has been paired with “Prince” for a year and has been taking her time bringing him along. “I think he has a lot of quality, so I want to make sure I don’t rush him. He’s just nine years old this year, so last year I kind of took my time and did 1.40m classes and haven’t dabbled with too much FEI stuff, but now it feels like he’s ready to step up and be part of the team,” she explained. “He’s a bit of a character in the barn – he is like a puppy dog and wants all the attention.”
“I was a little bit torn,” Vanderveen admitted about her jump-off plan, “just because I haven’t really done so much with him, but then I saw Brian go and he had such a slick, smooth jump-off. I was like, ‘There’s only one way for this horse to learn. Let’s give it a try!’ I figured I’d try and be as slick and smooth as I could and he’s naturally fast, so it was enough.”
Vanderveen, who is headed next to Michigan and then Chicago said she would like to start trying some of the smaller CSI 2* Grand Prix classes with Prince moving forward, continuing his gradual education.
The 1.35m Open Jumper division congratulated Taylor Land of Atlanta, GA, and Pinetree Farms Inc.’s Falco V as its champion, with Jack Hardin Towell of Camden, SC, guiding Stal Minion’s Bybalia SMH to reserve honors.
In the Nutrena® 1.40m Open Jumper division, Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL, claimed both champion and reserve honors on the week, piloting Erin Rorabaugh’s Julesraimus De Barisy and Lord Calador for Melissa Bilodeau, respectively.
Tailwind and Kimberly Leslie of Palm Harbor, FL topped the $300 Tryon Estates Low Adult-Amateur 1.0m Jumper Stake, stopping the jump-off timers in 28.034 seconds, while second-place honors went to Lizabeth Fisher of Alpharetta, GA, for her 29.311 second jump-off round on Christina Fisher’s Zanzibar, and Julia Gates of Easley, SC rounded out the podium in third aboard her own Sierra, clearing the short track in 29.498 seconds.
The $300 Low Children’s 1.0m Jumper Stake ended with Daniel Kerins of Wellington, FL guide Zindora V/D Kapel to victory in a 27.05 second jump-off performance, while Sara White of Pinecrest, FL rode Gordon Munro’s Vertigo to a 28.092 second time and a second-place finish, and Peyton Jelinek of Greenwich, CT and Jelinek Jumpers’ Winston recorded a jump-off time of 28.404 seconds to claim third.
The NAL/WIHS 1.10m Adult-Amateur Jumper Classic presented by Tryon Estates saw Wendy Libert of Hughesville, MD, guide Mr. and Mrs. John Bartko’s Papillion Peanut to top honors, freezing the jump-off timers at 27.453 seconds, while reserve honors went to Ashley Ann McGehee riding Golden Oaks Farm LLC’s Colina to a 28.3 second jump-off round representing Jacksonville, FL, and Erika Sergent of Indiana, PA, rode her own Karina R to third, finishing the short course in 28.644 seconds.
The NAL/WIHS 1.10m Children’s Jumper Classic Stake welcomed Layla Kurbanov of Greenwich, CT, and Olga Kurbanov’s Wamira to the top of the podium for their 26.766 second short-course performance, while Reese Madden of Southwest Ranches, FL, rode Pine Hollow Farm’s Acetto Du Lys to reserve honors, stopping the jump-off timers at 26.87 seconds, and Madelyn Ruskin of Coconut Creek, FL, also represented Pine Hollow Farm aboard Abazu BSM, taking third after clearing their jump-off course in 27.76 seconds.
Jamie Buis of Wellington, FL and Bull Run’s Revelation, owned by Bull Run Jumpers Inc, bested the $3,000 NAL 1.20m Low Junior Jumper Classic breezing through the short course in 34.671 second with fellow Wellington resident Claudia Villamil piloting her own Infinity to second place on a fault-free jump-off time of 34.7 seconds, and Valentina Arenas Saravia picking up third-place honors riding Alpine Stables’ Belina through the short track in 35.355 seconds.
Topping the $3,000 NAL 1.20m Low Amateur Jumper Classic, Lindsay Maxwell of Beverly Hills, CA, and Hyperion Stud LLC’s Claas 16 toured the jump-off track in 35.665 seconds, followed by Brooke Gunther of Chester Springs, PA, and her own ADC Chef Z gunning through the short-course in 36.104 seconds to earn reserve honors, and Caroline Monaghan of Birmingham, AL, scoring third aboard her own Sevani, finishing in 36.223 seconds.
Sophia Studd of Wellington, FL, rode her own Angelina through the short-course timers in 38.976 seconds to conquer the $5,000 1.30m Medium Junior/Amateur Classic in the George H. Morris Arena, with reserve honors awarded to Megan McDermott of South Salem, NY, aboard her own Flinstone Van’t Eigenlo following their 42.59 second jump-off performance, and Juan Pablo Gnecco of Wellington, FL, taking the yellow rosette aboard OnlyJumpers.com’s entry, Duncan, finishing the short track in 45.551 seconds on four faults.
Christina Fisher of Alpharetta, GA championed the $10,000 1.40m High Junior/Amateur Classic and piloting her own Conero to a 39.231 second jump-off finish, ahead of Fernando Cardenas, Jr. of New Hill, NC and his own Calvados, who stopped the timers at 40.503 seconds to claim second place, and third-place honorees Sarah Bagworth of Toronto, ON, and Starlight Farms 1 LLC’s entry Caraibe Sunheup Z, who completed the short course in 40.394 seconds.
Patricia Griffith of White Plains, NY, and Callie Seaman’s own Endeavor claimed a win in Friday’s $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby scoring 184, with Jennifer Bliss of Loxahatchee, FL, and Harris Hill Farm, LLC’s own Sugarman claiming second on a score of 179. Geoffrey Hesslink of Shelbourne, VT, guided Lindsay Maxwell’s High Society to third-place honors scoring 175.
The $500 Small/Medium Pony Hunter Classic bestowed top honors on Madeline Rubin of Mooresville, NC, for her first-place performance aboard her own Exuberance, congratulating fellow competitor Mary Gaughan aboard Briar Field Farm, LLC’s Arkady for their reserve placing. Linen Owens of Marion, NC, guided her own Cloud Nine to third.
The $500 Large & Green Pony Hunter Classic went to Jessica West (Charlotte, NC) and her own Stoneledge Just My Style, with Elle Gibbs and her own Nominee taking home reserve honors to Charlotte, NC, and Jessie Marie Spade and her own Eddie Bauer scoring third for Terrell, NC.
The $1,000 3’6″ Amateur Owner Hunter Classic congratulated Lindsay Maxwell of Beverly Hills, CA, aboard her own High Society, followed by Claudia Pollex of Troutman, NC, aboard Mylo Xyloto in second place and Aizlynn Radwanski of Mohnton, PA, in third aboard Shameless.
The $1,000 3’3″ Amateur Owner Hunter Classic once again saw Lindsay Maxwell step up to receive top honors aboard her own Precedent, followed by Belgravia receiving reserve honors for Maxwell as well. Callie Seaman of Greenwich, CT, rode mount Endeavor to third.
The $500 NAL/WIHS Children Hunter Classic saw Chloe Watrous of Wilmette, IL, and her own Casual score 158 to top the class, with Celia Cram of Aiken, SC, and Lane Patterson’s Ocorden just behind in second on a score of 156. Victoria McKinley of Macon, GA, and Hannah Echols Excurs scoring 152 to earn third.
Allison Cederberg of Billings, MT, piloted Dru Cederberg’s Zero Tolerance to first in the $500 NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter 18-35 Years Classic, scoring 162, while Bergen Sanderford of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, scored 161 aboard Confidential to claim second. Cederberg also claimed third, this time aboard Dru Cederberg’s Paris, scoring a 158.5.
The $500 NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter 36 & Over Classic saw Victoria Clarke and Devan Graham’s own Delorian claim first for Chevy Chase, MD, on a score of 161, while Cyndi Griffith of Wellington, FL, and her own Verkade claimed second with their 157-point performance. Alpharetta, GA, native Lizabeth Fisher and Enchanted Evening rounded out third with a score of 155.
The Tryon Summer V competition returns to the venue on Wednesday, July 11. The week will feature the highlight $70,000 Carolina Arena Equipment Grand Prix CSI 2* on Saturday, July 14, at 8 p.m. EST. The Tryon Summer Series continues through Sunday, July 22, and features six weeks of international and national hunter, jumper, and equitation competition.
For a full list of results from the $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic, click here.