Kristen Vanderveen wins the $130,000 Asheville / Greenville BMW Center Grand Prix CSI3*.

Kristen Vanderveen got her first win of 2017 in Tryon, beating Debora Stephens and Eric Navet. Santiago Lambre from Mexico fourth and Emanuel Andrade of Venezuela fifth. (Photo © Sportfot)


Week 2017 Tryon Summer 1 CSI3* and the American rider Kristen Vanderveen added a new victory, in what has undoubtedly become one of her favorite places, to lead the $130,000 Asheville/Greenville BMW Center’s Grand Prix.

After winning her first FEI victories here at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina, Kristen Vanderveen casually added her second win of the year and fourth in the FEI World Ranking, where she was able to add 100 points today, thanks to her fast demonstration next to the 12-year-old stallion Bull Run’s Faustino of Tili (Berlin x Darco) recording a time of 39.05 seconds.

With only two clear rounds in the tiebreaker, the second position was for the American rider Debora Stephens, being this second place the best result in her career, accompanied by 12-year-old stallion Condor C (Cassini I x Caretino) in time of 42.86 seconds, while the hard fight in times focused from the third to the seventh place, in what was undoubtedly a tiebreak of many emotions.

Olympic medalist and World Champion Eric Navet of France is in charge of marking the best time of the night in 37.12 seconds with 10-year-old gelding Catypso (Catoki x Calypso II), to occupy the third place with a total of 4 fouls, but the times stayed even, especially with the fourth and fifth place.

The representatives of the Latino Ranking Santiago Lambre from Mexico took fourth place on field of 4 fouls and 37.62 seconds accompanied by 9-year-old gelding Dingeman (Nintender x Darnels), while escorted by Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade, who classified his two horses to the jump-off, finishing fifth with 11-year-old gelding Bonjovi (Verdi x Corland) in 4 fouls and 37.67 seconds, and seventh place with the 13-year-old stallion Hardrock Z (Heartbreaker x Carthago Z) with the same 4 fouls in 38.48 seconds. The results allowed Santiago Lambre to add 60 World Ranking Points and Emanuel Andrade did it with 55 points.

Also managed to add FEI Ranking points by Latinos Colombian Andrea Torres Guerrero in 10th with 4 fouls and Jorge Andres Barrera 13th with the same number of fouls. The Bolivian rider Daniel Bedoya escorted him in 14th place and also closed with 4 fouls in 16th Colombian Carlos Ramirez. Out of points were Alexis Trosch of Argentina in 17th place and John Perez of Colombia 18th, both with 8 fouls, Manuel Torres from Colombia too accumulated 12 fouls in 23rd position and Argentina’s Gustavo Prato opted to retire in his round regular.


Final Results