The American rider Kristen Vanderveen showed that the Tryon International Equestrian Center is her home and surpassed world number 1 Kent Farrington and Olympic medalist Beezie Madden. (Photo © Sportfot)
The American rider Kristen Vanderveen maintained her steady pace at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, adding a new victory.
After completing an extensive group of 82 pairs for the regular round in a course designed by Canadian Michel Vaillancourt, a total of 20 riders among them Kristen Vanderveen returned to the jump-off, being clear that only 16 of them would add World Ranking Points.
Running alongside 12-year-old Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili (Berlin x Bijou Van De Vijfheide), Kristen Vanderveen known as the “Tryon Queen”, set the pace of the class in 35.26 seconds making it clear that the TIEC has become her second home and is where she has achieved the best results and equally more victories of her career, surpassing World Number 1 and Pan American Ranking Leader Kent Farrington, who was only 7 hundredths of a second above the winner with the 10-year-old gelding Dublin (Cobra x Calido).
Scoring the 2017 Equus Tryon Fall 4 CSI 3*, Kristen Vanderveen and Kent Farrington were escorted in third place by four-time US Olympic medalist Beezie Madde and her 9-year-old gelding Coach (Con Air x Coordino I) in 37.59 seconds, while the fourth place was for US rider Brianne Goutal next to the 14-year-old gelding Fineman (Feliciano x Beach Boy) in 37,63 seconds.
Going to the Latino Ranking Brazilian rider Fabio Leivas Da Costa achieved the fifth position and thus add 30 World Ranking Points accompanied by the 10-year-old mare Tosca de L’Esques (Cardento x Apache D’Adriers) in 37.64 seconds. The adjusted results to ninth place where Alberto Michan of Mexico finished in seventh place with the 11-year-old gelding Redmond (Neo D’Aunou x Joly Jumper) marking a time of 37.79 seconds and Roberto Terán of Colombia was in ninth place next to the 12-year-old gelding Brilliant du Rouet (Balou du Rouet x Caretani Z) in 37.93 seconds. Brazilian Olympic medalist Rodrigo Pessoa completed the Latino’s group ranked 13th with 9-year-old Chaganus (Chacco-Blue x Carthago) in 40.56 seconds, representing Pessoa’s last double clear round in the class.
Out of the points by Latinos were Santiago Lambre of Mexico in 33rd place with the 9-year-old gelding Dingeman (Nintender x Darnels), Luis Pedro Biraben of Argentina occupied 50th with the 9-year-old stallion Eres Tu, Colombian rider Juan Manuel Gallego was 53rd with the 11-year-old gelding Coulash van der Broy Z (Cadence VT Gelutt x Lys of Darmen), Brazilian Luiz Francisco de Azevedo next to the 10-year-old gelding Collin (Colandro x Amethist) at 66th, Gianni Gabrielli of Argentina in 70th place with the 9-year-old stallion Dimodo (Quasimodo Z x Calvados), also Argentine Gustavo Prato opted for the retirement with his 12-year-old mare Carna Z (Crown Z x Grannus) and Venezuelan Daniela Stransky was eliminated.