Michael Pineo and Geneva Claim Grand Prix O, AA, J/Y Victory in Tryon Summer Dressage 1 presented by Adequan®

Jun 19, 2019 - 2:20 PM

For Immediate Release

Mill Spring, NC – June 19, 2019 –  June 14 through 16 brought Tryon Summer Dressage 1 presented by Adequan® to Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) for national Dressage competition. The week kicked off Friday morning when Michael Pineo (USA) and his own Geneva travelled down center-line to win the FEI Grand Prix O, AA, J/Y with a score of 63.967%. Jessica Jo Tate (USA) and Joseph Tate’s 2007 Hanoverian mare, Summersby (Sir Donnerhall x Rosentau), were awarded second place in the class with a score of 62.880%. Third place honors were then awarded to Hokan Thorn (USA) and his own 2008 Dutch Warmblood stallion, Django (Jazz x Fleming), with a score of 62.826%.


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Pineo and the 2011 Dutch Warmblood mare (Sir Donnerhall x Olivi / Jazz x Aktion) have had plenty of time to get acquainted, Pineo explained: “I saddle broke her and bought her as a two year old, then started her myself, so more or less, I’ve been preparing her for [the Grand Prix level] the last six years.”


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Following the close of Tryon Summer Dressage 1 presented by Adequan®, the pair plans to compete around the Carolinas for the rest of summer before going on to Devon and Saugerties. Pineo hopes to continue to have the ride on the mare: “Her strong points are her incredible willingness, her piaffe and passage, and her extraordinary lightness. She’s just an amazing horse.” Pineo continued, “She is for sale, so it just depends a little bit on how long I have her, but I’m really looking forward to competing her and continuing to develop her because she is only eight years old.”


HokanThorn.Django.911M7563.CopyrightSusanJStickle.com.Hokan Thorn and Django
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Pineo and Geneva call the Tryon community home and hope to continue their Tryon-based success going forward. Pineo, who moved to Tryon a year and a half ago, shared how thankful he was to live so close to TIEC: “I love Dressage at Tryon. I have competed all over California, lots of different places, the Northeast, and [TIEC] is just a fantastic place, really fantastic. I hope you guys are mobbed by competitors because anybody could show here and love it.”


For full results from Tryon Summer Dressage 1 presented by Adequan®, click here.


Photo credit ©Sportfot unless otherwise noted. These photos may only be used once in relation to this press release with proper credit.

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