Kristen VanderVeen & Bull Run’s Divine Fortune Kick Off Tryon Summer Series with $25K Wednesday Classic Win

At Tryon International Equestrian Center’s Tryon Summer 1, Kristen VanderVeen (Wellington, FL) and Bull Run’s Divine Fortune stopped the jump-off timers in 28.08 seconds Wednesday, June 10 in the International Stadium to claim the $25,000 Wednesday Classic at the start of Tryon Summer 1 competition with the Bull Run Jumpers Six LLC-owned 2009 Dutch Warmblood mare (Padinus x Amhilavsca Fortuna). Hayley Waters (Sparr, FL) and Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Waters’ Uppie de Lis, a 2001 Dutch Riding Horse (Andiamo Z x Lorraine). stopped the timers at 28.375 seconds to take second, while Todd Minikus and Amex Z earned third on a time of 28.928 seconds.

Kristen VanderVeen on Bull Run’s Divine Fortune. Photo by Sportfot.

Additional Jumper Highlights from Tryon Summer 1 include:

  • The Nutrena® 1.40m Open Jumper Division named two champions on the week: Jorge Ludwig (Newbury Park, CA) and his own mount The Graduate, and Aaron Vale (Williston, FL) aboard Lebron for Thinks Like a Horse. Vale also claimed reserve in the irons for Thinks Like a Horse aboard H5 Balou’s Captain.
  • Aidan Murphy (Reddick, FL) and Linda Murphy’s F. Kaboom bested the ProElite 1.10m Children’s Jumper Division, with Chase Finizio (Boca Raton, FL) riding Ad F16 to reserve for Ellie Beard.
  • Aaron Vale (Williston, FL) piloted Obi Wan to champion in the JTWG, Inc. 1.30m Open Jumper Division for Thinks Like a Horse, while Maryann Charles (Southern Pines, NC) and her own Call Me Maybe earned reserve.

Additional Hunter Highlights from Tryon Summer 1 include:

  • The Main Street Insurance Large Junior Hunter Division congratulated Kat Fuqua (Atlanta, GA) and her own Grand Remo as champions on the week, awarding reserve champion honors to Madison Rauschenbach (Newburgh, NY) and Donald Stewart’s Mercy Me.
  • Rebecca Patterson (Malvern, PA) and her own Dia Caspar championed the Amateur-Owner Hunter 3’6” Division, with Jordan Allen (West Bloomfield, MI) guiding her own Barbizon to reserve.
  • Julie Curtin (Woodstock, GA) and her own Point Being bested the Performance Hunter 3’6” Division, while Elizabeth Motion (Upperville, VA) and A Propos took reserve for JV-JV LLC.

For the $25,000 Wednesday Classic results, click here.  For all class results, click here and select “Tryon Summer 1.”  The Tryon Summer Series continues with Tryon Summer 2 hosted June 17-21, 2020, featuring AA Hunter and Level 6 Jumper competition.  Learn more about the 2020 competition schedule here.