The American rider Marilyn Little won this Saturday night at the Grand Prix of the CSI3* Tryon Fall IV 2017. (Photo © Sportfot)
American rider Marilyn Little completed an excellent night dominating the $130,000 Suncast Commercial Grand Prix CSI 3* jump-off round.
As part of the 2017 Tryon Fall IV, the main event of the week had as main protagonist Marilyn Little resulting in the Grand Prix’s winner with the 10-year-old gelding Clearwater (Clearway x Tricolore-W).
Again the George H. Morris Stadium of the Tryon Internartional Equestrian Center was the perfect stage to enjoy the great night, where Marilyn Little stopped the clock in 35.32 seconds commanding the jump-off with 11 classified riders and adding 100 World Ranking Points, after a regular round with 43 pairs on course designed by Michel Vaillancourt of Canada.
The strong fight was shown with the equal of the result, since 8 of the 11 classified completed a double clear rounds, being the second place for Eve Jobs of the United States with the 10-year-old gelding Charleville (Quasimodo Z x Wickeyville) in time of 35.63 seconds and third place was Belgian rider Nicola Philippaerts with the 10-year-old gelding H&M Harley VD Bisschop (Dulf Van Den Bisschop x Charisma I) in 36.11 seconds.
The top five finishers were completed by American Margie Engle in fourth place accompanied by the 8-year-old gelding Dicas (Rhein x Cassini I) in 36.46 seconds and the four-time US Olympic medalist Beezie Madden take the fifth place next to the 9-year-old gelding Coach (With Air x Corofino I) in 36.48 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking there was no luck in this opportunity to score points for any of their representatives, the best being Fabio Leivas da Costa from Brazil with the 10-year-old mare Tosca de L’Esques (Cardento x Apache D’Adriers) at 19th, his fellowman and Olympic medalist Rodrigo Pessoa with the 9-year-old stallion Chaganus (Chacco-Blue x Carthago) was 21st both riders with 4 fouls, Alberto Michán of Mexico with the 11-year-old gelding Redmond (Neo D’Aunou x Joly Jumper) in the 25th place with 5 fouls, Argentine Luis Pedro Biraben and his 10-year-old gelding Caillou finished 28th with 8 fouls, as well as Roberto Terán from Colombia in 29th place with the 12-year-old gelding Brilliant du Rouet (Balou du Rouet x Caretani Z) and also Colombian Juan Manuel Gallego was 34th with the 11-year-old gelding Coulash van de Broy Z (Cadence VT Gelutt x Lys De Darmen) accumulating 13 fouls. On the other hand Santiago Lambre of Mexico with the 9-year-old gelding Dingeman (Nintender x Darnels) retired.
The best seed of the Grand Prix and world number 1 US Kent Farrington with the 10-year-old gelding Dublin (Cobra x Calido), had a difficult night opting for retirement.