Parot Conquers $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 2* to Conclude First Week of Tryon Fall Series

Oct 7, 2018 - 10:06 PM

For Immediate Release

Mill Spring, NC – October 7, 2018 –  The first week of fall competition concluded on Sunday, October 7 at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), after Samuel Parot (CHI) and his own Atlantis claimed the only faultless round of the afternoon in the $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 2*. The Tryon Fall Series presented by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport has become a schedule staple for Parot, who frequents the venue through the summer months as well.

Samuel Parot and Atlantis 
Blazing through first round timers in 80.37 seconds Parot and the 2003 Zangersheide stallion (Andiamo x Royal Bravour L) received exclusive praise for maneuvering the day’s Peter Grant (CAN) designed course with ease. “The horse was really good this week,” commented Parot. “On Thursday in the Welcome, he was clear with only one rail in the jump-off, but very fast. Last night in the Grand Prix I rode very poorly, so today I am so happy for the win.”Of the course, Parot noted that it looked to be an easy ride, but proved the majority of its contenders wrong. “The courses for the week have appeared to be somewhat easy, but they have all turned out to be very technical. They have been good for the horses and more complex for the riders.”

Samuel Parot and Atlantis in their presentation ceremony.
Celso Ariani (BRA) and Ricardo Romero’s 2009 Belgian Warmblood stallion Janari Ter Dolen, took second place honors after crossing through timers in 84.34 seconds and with four faults. Third place went to Ireland’s David Blake, piloting Pine Hollow Farm’s Keoki, a 2009 Holsteiner (Catoki x Cassini I), to a time of 86.84 and with four added faults.


Jumper Highlights

In Friday’s $5,000 1.40m Speed Stake CSI 2*, Santiago Lambre (BRA) claimed first place aboard his own Cetano Van Aspergem Z, a 2009 Zangersheide gelding (Clinton x Ahorn Z). The pair completed the course in 94.95 seconds with two time faults. Following close behind, Paige Jardine (AUS) took second riding A Toute Vitesse, a 2010 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Arthos R x Lancelot) owned by F J Equine, LLC, with a time of 78.29 seconds and four faults. Taking third place, Celso Ariani (BRA) and Dali T, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Phin Phin x Numero Uno) owned by Ricardo Romero, stopped the timers in 81.18 seconds and also adding four faults.

Santiago Lambre and Centano Van Aspergem Z

The $300 Low Adult-Amateur Jumper Stake awarded Caroline Williamson of Asheville, NC, first place aboard her own Barbara Car. The pair earned a jump-off score of 35.501 seconds. Second place was awarded to Julia Gates of Easley, SC, riding her own mount, Sierra. Gates earned a jump-off time of 36.381 seconds. Lauren Rissanen of Matthew, NC, placed third with a time of 37.101 seconds riding World Cup owned by Arianna Tucker.

In the $300 Low Children’s Jumper Stake, Emily Grace Thomas of Winston Salem, NC, took home blue aboard her own Cobain. Thomas completed the jump-off in 40.179 seconds, securing first place. Caia Watridge of St. Augustine, FL, was awarded second place riding Lando, owned by Alexandra Cherubini. The pair completed the course in 71.908 seconds in the first round of competition. Third place was presented to Ava Waters of Marietta, GA, aboard Correlation, owned by Anna Tootle. Waters earned a score of 75.947 seconds.

The NAL/WIHS 1.10m Adult-Amateur Jumper Classic awarded first place to Alliah Kassem of Fayetteville, GA. Kassem completed the jump-off in 36.362 seconds aboard her own, Cat Ika Van de Helle. Melissa Welker of Midway, KY, claimed second place with a jump-off score of 37.905 seconds riding her own, Stairway to the Stars. Frances Rizzo of Greenville, SC, took home third place earning a jump-off time of 42.6 seconds atop her own, Callibro.

Cali Wester of Alpharetta, GA, aboard his own Original Gangster, rode to the top earning a first place jump-off score of 36.213 seconds in the NAL/WIHS 1.10m Children’s Jumper Classic. Second place welcomed Kathleen Full Baudeneau of Scarsdale, NY, riding Dominicus B, owned by Katherine Benard. The pair stopped the timer at 36.356 seconds. Avery Moore of Atlanta, GA, claimed third place with a jump-off time of 41.61 seconds riding her own, Papaver LS.

The $300 NAL 1.20m Low Junior Classic awarded first place to Caroline Michele Dugas of Vestavia, AL, aboard her own, Skyfall. The pair earned a jump-off time of 37.918 seconds. Virginia Bonnie from San Francisco, CA, took home second place with a time of 38.366 seconds riding her own, Quadea. Third place was awarded to Mia Mannis of Woodbury, CT, aboard her own Carloville S. Mannis stopped the timers at 39.488 seconds securing their win.

In the $5000 1.30m Medium Junior/Amateur Classic, Quinn Larimer of Mableton, GA, rode home with blue aboard Galaxy, owned by Nestledown Equine Services, LLC. The pair flew through the jump-off with a time of 42.957 seconds securing their win. Sarah Turner of Charlottesville, VA, secured second with a jump-off time of 45.243 seconds with her own Acolina R. Grace Jordan of Marietta, GA, placed third competing the jump-off in 46.102 seconds riding Camboro, owned by Sarah Kerins.

The $10,000 1.40m High Junior/Amateur Classic awarded first place to Johanna Beckmann of Brunsbuttel, Germany. Beckmann aboard her own, Cheenook 8, flew through the jump-off to earn a time of 44.952 seconds, securing the win. Alexa Lowe of Upperville, VA, was awarded second place with a jump-off time of 46.72 seconds atop her own, Jessica de Laubry. Sarah Bagworth of Toronto, ON, competed the jump-off in 47.766 seconds with Caraibe Sunheup Z, owned by Starlight Farms 1, LLC.


Hunter Highlights

The $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby on Friday congratulated Hunter Kay of Charlotte, NC, aboard Ann Rice Ervin’s Galileo for their 171 total score, with Daniel Geitner of Aiken, SC, piloting Allison Mills’ Basalt to a score of 164 to claim second. Mary Barben achieved third aboard her own Brigadier, scoring 149 and representing Avon Park, FL.

Hunter Kay and Gailileo in their presentation ceremony.
The $500 Pony Hunter Classic claimed Siena Moore of Sandy Springs, GA, as champion, guiding her own Highlife’s Lamborghini to a score of 163, with second place conferred upon Parker Peacock of Winston Salem, NC, for a 162 aboard Empire’s Victory. Third place went to Toronto, CA, native Ella McHardy, and Amber Hill Farm’s Jet Blue, riding to a 161.

In the $1,000 Junior Amateur Owner Hunter Classic, Missy Nolen and her own entry Cypress emerged as champions to represent Leeds, AL, with a score of 160. Reserve honors were awarded to Cangela Millon (Easley, SC) and her own mount, Jackson Square, with a 159. Salter Hydinger of Birmingham, AL, rode to a 158 with own entry Anthem, clinching the yellow ribbon.

Lucy Thornhill of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and her own Winter Romance topped the $500 NAL/WIHS Children Hunter Combined Classic on a 159, sharing the podium with second placed pair  Stephanie Grace Fernandez of Winston Salem, NC, and her own Bayside, who earned a 150. Rachel Darash of Duncan, SC, and Paige Tredennick’s Kirby Lane rode to third place and a score of 148.

The $500 NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter Classic welcomed Meg Atkinson of Columbus, NC, as its champion aboard her own Americana, scoring a 158, with Lydia Sorensen of Roebuck, SC, claiming the red ribbon on a 150 with Rachel Minetree’s Nottingham. Third place honors were awarded to Heather Conder of Camden, SC, and her own Caspien, respectively riding to a 138.

The $3,000 NAL 1.20 Low Amateur Jumper Classic was bested by Madeline DeRose of Ann Arbor, MI, and the Aberdeen Ventures LLC owned entry Jorno, who crossed timers in 37.452 seconds. Second place was awarded to Michelle Navarro Grau and her own Alhalil trailed seconds behind on a time of 42.369 and with four faults added. Third place was rounded out by Serena Marron and her own Up’an Go de St Druon, jumping to 45.192 seconds and four faults.

The Tryon Fall Series presented by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport continues through October 28 featuring international and national hunter, jumper and equitation competition.

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For full results from the $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 2*, click here.

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