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Kayla Savard and Bogota Nantuel Break a Tie to Win $73,000 Grand Prix CSI 2*

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Posted by Emily Carpenter and Allie Hay for TIEC
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In their first class under the lights and on the eve of America’s Independence Day holiday, Kayla Savard (USA) and Bogota Nantuel broke a tie by nearly three seconds to win the $73,000 Cleghorn Golf & Sports Club Grand Prix CSI 2* at Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC), with a time of 36.653 seconds. The second-place tie was captured by two riders with a jump-off time of 39.02 seconds: Richie Moloney (IRL) and Coco Beach, a 2012 Holsteiner mare (Casall x Miss Marpel) owned by Equinimity LLC, and Victoria Heurtematte (PAN) and her own Flying Dutchman, the 2010 Dutch Warmblood stallion (Quasimodo Van De Molendreef x Burggraff).

Photo - Kayla Savard and Bogota Nantuel (©Sportfot) 

Forty-one horse and rider combinations challenged the course designed by Andy Christiansen (ECU), with 13 pairs returning for the second round jump-off. Savard and her 2011 Selle Francais mare (Dollar Dela Pierre x Carnute) conquered the shortened course, going in with a third place standing and jumping to a first place win.

Savard praised her rookie mare for her efforts during the evening, sharing, “This is her first FEI class, and both of our first class under the lights! She’s awesome. She’s naturally so fast, so that’s how I was able to be so much faster. She just lands and goes!”

Despite being new to competing under the lights, the pair managed to pull out a win in the jump-off, finishing far ahead of the second place winners. The pair sped around the jumps starting from the second they walked into the ring. “My coach, Alberto Michan, gave me instructions to go from [jump] one to two as quickly as I could, so I did that, then the rest I just went tidy,” Savard shared. “I think jump one to two was the spot to win that people were missing.”

Richie Moloney
Richie Moloney

This is Savard’s last week of competition at TIEC this summer and she will be leaving on a high note: a Grand Prix victory. “I’ve been here at Tryon for the last five weeks and we leave tomorrow to give the horses a little break. This was a great way to end the circuit! I love it here, it’s my favorite show in the states, for sure.”

Savard will be departing TIEC to return to Florida where she will watch from afar as her coach competes in the Tokyo Olympics. After the pair’s success during their first FEI competition, they hope to return to TIEC later in the year to continue their winning streak.

RESULTS: $137,000 Cleghorn Gun Club Grand Prix CSI 3*

Horse Name, Year Breed gender (Sire x Dam Sire)

Rider (COUNTRY), Owner: Faults/Faults/Time

1) Bogota Nantuel, 2011 Selle Francais mare (Dollar Dela Pierre x Carnute)
Kayla Savard (USA), Kayla Savard: 0/0/36.653

2) Coco Beach, 2012 Holsteiner mare (Casall x San Patrignano Corrado)
Richie Moloney (IRL), Equinimity LLC: 0/0/39.02

2) Flying Dutchman, 2010 Dutch Warmblood stallion (Quasimodo Van De Molendreef x Burggraff)
Victoria Heurtematte (PAN), Victoria Heurtematte: 0/0/39.02

4) Verlano, 2010 Mecklenburg Warmblood gelding (Verdi TN x Chellano)
Juan Ortiz (VEN), Stransky’s Mission Farms, Inc.: 0/0/39.651

5) San Chano, 2009 Oldenburg gelding (Sando Boy x Chacco-Blue)
Jacqueline Ruyle (USA), Jacqueline Ruyle: 0/4/37.129

6) Absolute Du Mio, 2010 Selle Francais gelding (Mylord Carthago*Hn x Cylverado D’Inxent)
Alessandra Volpi (USA), Alessandra Volpi: 0/4/38.734

7) Darius, 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Warrant x Calvados/Sable Rose)
Sean Jobin (CAN), Foxridge Farms Stables: 0/4/39.033

8) Tupac Van De Vrombautshoeve Z, 2010 Zangersheide gelding (Thunder VD Zuuthoeve x Karioka Del Follee)
Kevin Mealiff (IRE), Oakmont Stables LLC: 0/4/39.234

9) Alma Z, 2007 Oldenburg mare (Chacco-Blue x Pablo)
Daniel Cyphert (USA), Heathman Farm LLC: 0/4/40.983

10) Escada V S, 2007 Swedish Warmblood mare (Escudo 19 x For Feeling)
Jenni Mcallister (USA), Viksberg Sateri AB: 0/4/49.816

11) Caristina, 2010 mare (Unknown)
Luis Larrazabal (VEN), Anna Ishiyama: 0/8/36.01

12) Balzane Du Mazes, 2011 Selle Francais mare (Kannan x Nidor Platiere)
Vanessa Mannix (CAN), Vanessa Mannix: 0/12/38.717

For full results from the $73,000 Cleghorn Gun Club Grand Prix CSI 3*, click here.