American rider Andrew Ramsay won the 2017 Tryon Summer VIII Grand Prix, being the first to win in North Carolina. Marilyn Little second and Kristen Vanderveen third. Santiago Lambre from Mexico best latino en fourth place. (Photo © Sportfot)
US rider Andrew Ramsay won his first Grand Prix at the Tryon International Equestrian Center after he dominated the $86,000 Tryon Grand Prix CSI2* in the eighth week of the summer tournament.
In a class with 54 pairs participating in the course designed by the German Martin Otto, a total of 16 riders secured at the end of their first clean round, classified to the jump-off, where the world number 126 Andrew Ramsay won his first Grand Prix at Tryon next to the 10-year-old mare Cocq to Doodle (Tolan R x Niagara).
Recording a time of 35.81 seconds, Andrew Ramsay was awarded 80 World Ranking Points, signifying his fourth 2017 FEI victory and number 15 in his professional career. For the second place, the American rider Marilyn Little was close by marking a time of 36.34 seconds with the 10-year-old gelding Clearwater (Clearway x Come on), while the big winner of this season in Tryon Kristen Vanderveen, was located in third place accompanied by the 12-year-old stallion Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili (Berlin x Darco), stopping the clock in 36.56 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking again, the Mexican rider Santiago Lambre was the main figure this week, finishing in fourth place recording a time of 36.68 seconds in his excellent performance during the jump-off round. Accompanied by his young 9-year-old mare Doloris (Harley VDL x Colorado D), Lambre had 55 World Ranking Points.
Andrew Ramsay himself with his tonight’s horses, was in fifth place to complete the Top 5 in 37.70 seconds with the 13-year-old mare California 62 (Cassini I x Galant Vert xx), thus having a great Night to remember.