Kristen Vanderveen owns the podium at Tryon Summer VI

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tryon Summer VI saw Kristen Vanderveen (USA) take first and second-place honors in the $35,000 1.45m Classic Stake CSI 2* at Tryon International Equestrian Center, guiding Bull Run’s Faustino De Tili through the short-course in 35.528 seconds and steering Bull Run’s Prince of Peace to second, putting in a clear jump-off round of 36.664 seconds.

Vanderveen shared the podium with Manuel Torres (COL) for his efforts aboard Christofolini H, a 2007 Rheinlander gelding (Canto 16 x Balou Du Rouet) owned by Andrea Torres Guerreiro, for their 37.124 second performance in the jump-off.

Vanderveen, who previously complimented the Oscar Soberon (USA) course design earlier in the week, had already clinched the lead aboard “Frosty,” the 2005 Belgian Warmblood stallion (Berlin x Udarco) owned by Bull Run Jumpers Five LLC, when she concluded the jump-off aboard Bull Run’s Prince of Peace, a 2009 Holsteiner gelding (Cardenio x Contender) owned by Bull Run Jumpers Six LLC, to claim the red rosette as well.

Though Bull Run’s Faustino De Tili won the $35,000 Welcome Stake CSI 2* on Thursday just a day prior, Vanderveen noted that she had meant for Friday’s Classic Stake to be a more conservative effort as she brings the stallion back into work after a recent break.

“In the jump-off I wanted to go quick and competitive with Frosty, but nothing too risky. He’s so naturally fast; I forget that I don’t need to try so hard. I actually kind of felt like I left a little bit of space for somebody to get me, but it just goes to show how fast he really is, because it ended up not really being that close,” she said. 

The conclusion of Tryon Summer also marked the end of the Tryon Summer Series.

Following this week’s 2018 USPC Charles Owen Championships East, the venue will not host competition again until the Fédération Equestre Internationale World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, hosted from Sept. 11-23.

The Tryon Fall Series will commence on Oct. 3, 2018, and will feature four weeks of CSI 2*, 3*, and 5* competition, alongside hunter, jumper and equitation competition.

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– Submitted by Tryon International Equestrian Center