Holly Shepherd and Kodachrome Shine in $20,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
For Immediate Release
Kim Beaudoin and Sarah Madden for TIEC
The course, designed by Andy Christiansen of Wellington, FL, drew 41 riders to the Grass Complex, and welcomed eight riders back for the jump-off round, which was ultimately won by Tisbo and the 2005 Holsteiner stallion (Levisto x Odessa III), owned by Tequestrian Farms, LLC, after completing the short track course in 36.864 seconds. Brianne Goutal (USA) and Wirma, a 2003 Dutch Warmblood mare (Hors La Loi II x Sarnike) owned by Remarkable Farms, LLC, stopped timers in 38.197 seconds. Jessica Springsteen (USA) and RMF Swinny Du Parc, a 2006 Selle Francais mare, owned by Rushy Marsh Farm, LLC, rounded out third place in 38.489 seconds.
Tisbo, who took her first win at TIEC this season, stated, “I thought this was a very nice course today. The grass rode great. The horses jumped beautifully off of it and it was a really nice change of scenery.”
Tisbo is hopeful to compete the stallion in the CSI 5* next week during Tryon Fall V. She commented, “This is the only class he has jumped here so far, but I think next week he will hopefully be one of the horses I show in the CSI 5*. If we don’t do that, then I will definitely take advantage of whatever national classes I can with him on the grass here.”
|Lauren Tisbo and Mr. Visto in their
“He [Jeneret] is a challenge for a groom,” commented Dusele. “As a grey horse, he usually comes out of his stall yellow. That takes extra time, but makes up for it because he’s so easy to braid. He is just a naturally beautiful horse, but I think that everyone with a grey horse knows the struggle!”
|Sintija Dusele and Jeneret in their presentation ceremony for the $2,000 Southern Arches Grooms’ Class with Winn Alden of Southern Arches.|
“I have been working for Stellar Equestrian for a year. I’m from Europe originally, so this was a bit of a culture shock at first. We don’t do shows this extravagantly over there. I have to say a very big ‘thank you’ to the owners and barn family who always make sure that we have all of the tools we need to succeed,” Dusele concluded.
Holly Shepherd and Kodachrome Shine in the $20,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
The $20,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby saw thirty entries test the Gerald Briggs-designed course. Holly Shepherd of Grand Bay, AL, and Nina Moore’s Kodachrome were awarded top honors after twelve pairs returned for their handy rounds, scoring a 185 across two rounds. Daniel Geitner of Aiken, SC, and Fergus, owned by West Meadow Farm, LLC, took second place with their two-round score of 179, while Annie Walters of Isle of Palms, SC, guided her own Vicomte, to third place, scoring 173.
|Holly Shepherd and Kodachrome|
|Holly Shepherd and Kodachrome in their presentation ceremony.|
Click HERE for a full list of results for the $20,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby.
Final results for the $2,000 Southern Arches Groom’s Class:
5. Jorge Jiminez, Brianne Goutal LLC
6. Lauzis Vilde, Stellar Equestrian
Tryon Fall V begins on Wednesday, October 18, and will feature the $380,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5* on Saturday, October 21, at 7:00 p.m. For more information on TIEC, please visit www.tryon.com.
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