Tryon Summer 2 Wrap Up: Jumper & Hunter Highlights

Tryon Summer 2, part of the Tryon Summer Series at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), wrapped up on Sunday, June 21. Competition was talented and tight in both hunter and jumper divisions.

Todd Minikus and Amex Z Collect $25K Wednesday Classic Win:

Todd Minikus (Lake Worth, FL) and Amex Z, the Bit By Bit Groups’ 2009 Zangersheide mare (Andiamo Z x Landaris), stopped the jump-off timers in 27.027 seconds to take the win in the $25,000 Wednesday Classic on June 17. David Blake (Wellington, FL) and Don’t Touch Du Bois, a 2009 Belgian Sport Horse mare (Kashmir Van Schuttershof x Indoctro) owned by Pine Hollow Farm, put in a 28.907-second round to claim second, while third went to Gavin Harley (Wellington, FL) and Very Chic du Tillard, a 2009 Selle Francais gelding (Diamant De Semilly x Quidam De Revel) owned by E2 Showjumpers, stopping the timers at 30.666 seconds.

Todd Minikus on Amex Z. Photo by Sportfot.

Santiago Lambre and Doloris Finesse $25K Sunday Classic:

Santiago Lambre (Wellington, FL) and Doloris, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood mare (Harley VDL x Colorado D) owned by Aurora Rangel De Alba, claimed the $25,000 Sunday Classic win on June 21 in a time of 30.103 seconds, while second place went to Wellington’s David Blake aboard Don’t Touch Du Bois, Pine Hollow Farm’s 2009 Belgian Sport Horse mare (Kashmir Van Schuttershof x Indoctro), on a time of 30.814 seconds. Third was awarded to Zoubair Bennani (Ocala, FL) and Vishnou Un Prince, Leah Garlan’s 2009 Selle Francais gelding (Banboula Du Thot x Galoubet A), stopping the jump-off timers in 31.504 seconds.

Santiago Lambre on Doloris. Photo by Sportfot.

Jumper Highlights:

Richie Moloney (Wellington, FL) and Equinimity LLC’s Merqusio topped the 1.35m Open Jumper Division, and reserve honors were named to Damian Guthrie (Reddick, FL) in the irons with Gerry’s Jewels for Florence Hessen-Scher.

Zoubair Benanni (Ocala, FL) and mount Idem Dito claimed champion honors in the FarmPaint 1.15m Jumper Division, with three horse-and-rider pairs earning reserve on the week: Conor O’Regan (Upperville, VA) and Ericka Houlihan’s Ultrachic, Damian Guthrie (Reddick, FL) and Riptide for Magnolia Hill Farm, and Jacqueline Ward (Houston, TX) piloting Superstition for Sandra Ward.

The ProElite 1.10m Children’s Jumper Division saw Caia Watridge (St. Augustine, FL) and her own Kalle claim champion honors, while Aidan Murphy (Reddick, FL) and Linda Murphy’s F. Kaboom took reserve.

Hunter Highlights:

Saturday’s $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby resulted in a win for Todd Minikus (Lake Worth, FL) and Rissoa D’ag Bois Margot, the entry owned by Stransky’s Mission Farms Inc., scoring a total of 183 over two rounds. Abbygale Funk (Saint George, KS) piloted two MMK Equestrian LLC mounts to the podium, scoring 181 aboard Asteri and claiming third with Journey on a score of 176.

The Performance Hunter 3’3” Division named Ashley Conkle (Wellford, SC) and Rachel Darash’s Kirby Lane as champions on the week, with reserve going to Siobhan Fitzgerald (Wellington, FL) aboard Richie Moloney’s Catoon.

Christina Fisher (Alpharetta, GA) and her own Levland championed the Coca-Cola Amateur-Owner Hunter 3’3” Division, with Suzanna Treske (Waxhaw, NC) piloting Dr. Mitzi Treske’s Cabalina to reserve.

To view full results, click here.  The Tryon Summer Series continues next with Tryon Summer 3, hosted June 24-28 and featuring CSI 2* competition, marking the first international competition hosted at the venue in 2020.