Mill Spring, NC - Adam Prudent (FRA) and Vasco have dominated the $35,000 1.50m Suncast® Welcome classes at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) throughout the four-week Tryon Summer Series, taking three of the four Thursday classes offered this season. Prudent and Vasco sped to victory again today, stopping the clock in 35.821 seconds, while David Blake (IRL) and Binkie took second place, finishing in 42.568 seconds. Kevin Babington (IRL) and Shorapur moved forward to the jump-off round, but retired on course to finish in third.
Competition at TIEC continues tomorrow with FEI competition featuring the $35,000 1.45m Horseware® Ireland Speed Stake alongside the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. The highlight $216,000 Tryon Estates Grand Prix CSI 4* will take place on Saturday, July 23. Gates will open to the pubic at 6:00 p.m. and entertainment will begin at 7:15 p.m. Equestrian competition will commence at 8:00 p.m. The evening with also feature the second annual TIEC Car Show beginning at 3:00 p.m. Participating cars will be exhibited at the facility throughout the evening.
Prudent and Vasco took their third consecutive win in the $35,000 1.50m Suncast® Welcome at TIEC, and have amassed a number of top placings during their time at the venue. Today's class featured 32 entries and saw only three contestants return for the jump-off round. Catsy Cruz (MEX) designed the intricate track, which saw eleven combinations drop a single rail to accumulate four faults and proved to be a thoroughly testing course.
Vasco and Prudent have had a fruitful season so far in 2016, as the pair have finished in the top ten placings of FEI competition 15 times to date, with a long stretch of international competition approaching in the fall. Vasco is a seasoned mount, who understands his job and brings a sense of experience to the ring, which allows Prudent to select bolder strategies on course.
The duo made a tight rollback turn to the Horseware® Ireland one stride combination, while adjusting in the air to land in perfect time with an accurate set up a strong gallop to the massive Suncast® oxer. Prudent and Vasco took the opportunity to test the adjustability and athleticism that will be needed in the $216,000 Tryon Estates Grand Prix CSI 4*, which will be featured on Saturday, July 23.
Vasco, a 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Andiamo x Clinton) owned by Plain Bay Sales, has exemplified his seasoned demeanor over the course of the Tryon Summer Series and the pair will look to finish atop the results in the remainder of competition this week. As Prudent's top FEI mount, Vasco has been relied on heavily this season, but continues to enjoy competition and brings a sense of fire and will to win to each competition.
Before their arrival at TIEC, Prudent and Vasco dominated at the Upperville Horse Show CSI 4*, capturing two top three finishes before continuing their streak at TIEC. While Prudent builds a successful business and remains a shining young talent for France, the pair have caught the attention of the many riders and spectators who have praised their consistency and fearlessness in the ring.
Competition at TIEC will begin tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. featuring the $35,000 1.45m Horseware® Ireland Speed Stake, as well as the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby beginning at 12:40 p.m. For more information on TIEC and to see a full list of results please visit www.tryon.com.
Final Results $35,000 1.50m Suncast® Welcome
1. VASCO, 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Andiamo x Clinton ADAM PRUDENT (FRA), Plain Bay Sales: 0/0/35.821
2. BINKE, 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Larino x Hors La Loi II DAVID BLAKE (IRL), Pine Hollow Farm: 0/0/42.568
3. SHORAPUR, 2005 Hanoverian mare by Stakkato Gold x Drosselklang II KEVIN BABINGTON (IRL), Shorapur LLC: 0/RT
4. BONJOVI, 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Larino x Hors La Loi II EMANUEL ANDRADE (VEN), Emanuel Andrade: 4/66.32
5. QUALITY GIRL, 2003 Oldenburg mare by Quidam's Rubin x Dobrock TODD MINKUS (USA), Quality Group: 4/66.69
6. BARIANO, 2001 Belgian Warmblood gelding by JetSet-D x Skippy EUGENIO GARZA (MEX), El Milagro: 4/67.79
7. ADAMO, 2005 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Lupicor x Ekstein ABIGAIL MCARDLE (USA), Plain Bay Sales: 4/67.89
8. THRILLER P, 2004 Swedish Warmblood stallion by Cardento x Lucky Light DANIELA STRANSKY (VEN), Stransky's Mission Farms, Inc.: 4/68.26
9. ATLANTIS, 2003 Zangersheide gelding by Dodana W x Royal Bravour L SAMUEL PAROT (CHI), Samuel Parot: 4/68.71
10. THUNDER D'AMAURY, 2007 Selle Francais gelding by Quidam De Revel x Plein D'Espoir IV DARRAGH KERINS (IRL), Darragh Kerins: 4/69.78
11. CLEARWATER, 2007 Holsteiner gelding by Clearway x Come On MARILYN LITTLE (USA), Karen O'Connor: 4/69.89
12. AUCKLAND DE L'ENCLOS, 2006 Belgian Sport Horse by Nagano x Feinschtrnitt I van de Richter SHARN WORDLEY (NZL), Ashland Stables & Sharn Wordley: 4/70.38