Shane Sweetnam of Ireland flew at the George H Morris Arena to take his first win of the 2017 summer at Tryon International Equestrian Center. Daniel Bedoya of Bolivia fourth. (Photo © Sportfot)
The third date of 2017 Tryon Summer 2/TR & HC Charity CSI4* had a speed class in dispute, where the honors were taken by the Irish rider Shane Sweetnam with his fast horse Cyklon 1083 (Cardento x Cortus).
The class that counted on the participation of 31 pairs, was defined practically from the beginning, when World number 49 Shane Sweetnam, stopped the clock in 60.23 seconds, to secure 50 FEI Ranking Points plus a prize of $11,550 with the 16-year-old stallion owned by Spy Coast Farm LLC. Accustomed to these lawsuits, the pair of Sweetnam and Cyklon 1083 collected their victory number 25, of which 19 are official FEI classes, undoubtedly one of the most effective teams in recent years.
Another great rider on the spring circuits at Lexington and now summer in Tryon this year, is Olympic medalist Eric Navet of France, finishing in second place with the 11-year-old gelding Basimodo (Quasimodo Z x Codexco), assembling a time of 62.08 seconds and for third place Kyle Timm of Canada completing his round in 62.73 seconds alongside the 11-year-old gelding Javas Georgie B (Ard VDL Douglas x Cruising).
The Latino Ranking delegation was very active in the results, the most outstanding being Daniel Bedoya of Bolivia, who finished for the first time in fourth place for a FEI class, where he already collects a second and two third places, recording a time of 65.19 seconds with the 13-year-old mare Quilona VZ (Quasimodo Z x Nimmerdor). For his part, Luis Pedro Biraben of Argentina followed in fifth place with the 8-year-old stallion Eres Tu, with a time of 68.89 seconds, Paulo Stewart of Brazil was sixth with Allegro van de Donkhoeve (Mr. Blue X Robin Z) being the last clear round in 77.90 seconds, Santiago Lambre of Mexico seventh with Casino N (Careful x Ahorn) in 4 fouls and 61.69 seconds, Gianni Gabrielli of Argentina recorded a time of 64.16 seconds with 4 fouls in the 9th place alongside 9-year-old stallion Dimodo (Quasimodo Z x Calvados), the Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade escorted him in tenth place with the 12-year-old mare Dipssy marking 64.46 seconds and Ignacio Maurin of Argentina at 64.66 seconds accompanied by Nenuphar’Jac (Cumano x Pidayack) in the 11th place.