Catherine Tyree of United States of America opened the 2017 Tryon season by adding her third FEI victory. Santiago Lambre of Mexico stood out for the Latinos with a second and fifth place. (Photo © Sportfot)
US rider Catherine Tyree won the first FEI class at Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina, opening 2017 season for World Ranking points competitions in CSI 2* Tryon May I.
Accompanied by 11-year-old gelding Bokai (Up To Date x Olympic Ferro) owned by Mary Tyree, Catherine qualified to tiebreaking round with 12 participants, after passing a regular round of 25 pairs on course designed by British Richard Jeffery to win in decisive round with a time of 39.52 seconds. The winner took 50 FEI Ranking points and representing first win of 2017 for the American rider.
The Latino Ranking was very well represented led by Mexican Santiago Lambre, who achieved very good results with his two horses, but especially along with 8-year-old gelding Hip Living (Hip Hop x Quite Easy) to occupy second place, adding 45 World Ranking points with a time of 41.98 seconds. On the other hand with 9-year-old gelding Dingeman (Nintender x Darnels) would finish in fifth place registering 42.32 seconds. The top five was completed by Americans Nick Dello Joio in third place with 42.15 seconds and fourth Jimmy Torano in 42.30 seconds.
Also highlighted by Latinos Luis Larrzabal of Venezuela next to 10-year-old gelding G&C Close Up (Eurocommerce Washington x Cobra) finishing in seventh place by dropping a pole to total 4 faults in 43.38 seconds. Ranking leader Chile’s Samuel Parot finished tenth with 8 fouls in 40.96 seconds with 9-year-old gelding Dazzle White (Calvin Z x Narcos II), closing the group with points Argentine Ignacio Maurín in the 12th place with Nenuphar’Jac (Cumano x Pidayack) in field of 8 faults and 42.46 seconds, while Venezuelan Daniela Stransky with Wauw (Quick Star x Nimmerdor) were eliminated in jump-off round to occupy 13th position. Out of points remained Puerto Rican Freddy Vázquez in 19th position with Bachelor 4 (Baloubet du Rouet x Grosso Z) and Venezuelan Angel Karolyi retired in his regular round.