Mill Spring, NC— So far this summer at Tryon, many professional show jumpers have been utilizing the Premier Equestrian 0.80m Low Jumper Division as a way of garnering show experience for beginner students, while adding some mileage and education to their young horses. Premier Equestrian has been happy to assist in the continued education of equestrians and horses alike.
Kristen VanderVeen of St. Charles, Illinois, a professional show jumper and owner of Bull Run Jumpers Inc., has thoroughly enjoyed showing at the Tryon International Equestrian Center with her clients this summer. “It is an ideal situation for someone like myself. At Tryon, I can have beginner clients showing while also competing in really big FEI classes at a high-end horse show myself. It’s fantastic to have this 0.80m division that caters to my beginner clients,” she said.
VanderVeen plans to return to Tryon next year. “Tryon has been great— by scheduling so many show dates, our horses get into the ring very often. The facility is top quality, and the footing is great. We have not missed a day of showing due to rain or anything! Also, the facility’s layout and paths are very well thought-out and organized,” said VanderVeen.
International jumper Willie Tynan of Spy Coast Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, which specializes in breeding and developing performance horses, has also been showing in the Premier Equestrian 0.80m Low Jumper Division this summer. Tynan and Spy Coast Farm’s young mounts have been gaining exposure and experience in the division. “We have brought about 24 young horses to Tryon over the past few weeks,” stated Tynan. “The Premier Equestrian 0.80m classes at Tryon have been a lot of help because it’s a nice relaxed setting, where the youngsters get show experience without being overwhelmed or burnt out.”
Tynan said that the 0.80m Premier Equestrian Low Jumper Division is the first class for many of the four-year-olds at Spy Coast Farm. “A lot of shows don’t offer this kind of class. Many shows just have the 1.0m, which is a lot of jump for a four-year-old. The good thing at Tryon is they have the 0.80s, 0.90s, and meter 10s so you can get more mileage,” he explained.
Tynan plans to return to Tryon in October as well as in the spring. “Being based out of Lexington, Kentucky, we are close to Tryon, and their schedule is great.” Tynan has especially enjoyed showing at Tryon because of the ease of the facility’s layout. “Everything is set up when you get there, which makes showing a lot easier, especially when you’re bringing multiple young horses.”
Premier Equestrian supports equestrians of all levels in their aspirations, and is proud to be a part of making the summer at Tryon International Equestrian Center such a success. The Utah-based arena provider is passionate about providing the best products and experiences to all disciplines of riders. In addition to the Premier Equestrian Jumper Divisions, the company is also supporting Tryon’s dressage competitions. The Premier Equestrian Sundance Dressage Arena has been provided for the Tryon Summer Dressage competition on August 1-2, and the upcoming Tryon Fall Dressage show on September 5-6.
Premier Equestrian is honored to be part of the “family” at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, and to help horses and riders progress up the levels by sponsoring the show series. The company’s revolutionary horse jumps, world-class arena footing, eye-pleasing dressage arenas, and accessories are just a few of the things that make Premier Equestrian a superior choice. For more information about Premier Equestrian and the exceptional products the company has to offer, visit www.PremierEquestrian.com or call 1-800-611-6109.