After a day of FEI Junior Team tests at the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, Region 3 triumphed over Region 4 and the combined team from Regions 1 and 6 with a final tally of 65.76 percent.
When eventer Erika Adams went out to her trailer to fetch hay for her horse early Wednesday morning, she realized her trailer wasn’t where she’d left it. If fact, her trailer wasn’t in the parking lot of the Tryon International Equestrian Center, located in Mill Spring, N.C., at all anymore.
British show jumper Scott Brash, currently ranked fifth in the world, won’t compete at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio due to issues with both of his top horses. According to the British Equestrian Federation, both Hello Sanctos and Hello M’Lady sustained minor injuries at the beginning of this season and are still not in full work.
When you’re building a cross-country course from scratch, you have the chance to imagine the best possible version of it—to reinvent the wheel in some ways.
And that’s what happened at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, N.C.—this year’s site of the Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships and next year’s spot for The Fork CIC***— when the minds behind it started setting a brand new track on their brand new piece of property.
Kelli Cruciotti had a breakout year in 2015, winning the $100,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon (Pa.) with her Chamonix H, and this year she’s followed that up with some big results in the Under-25 grand prix classes, including winning the Artisan Farms Under-25 series during the Winter Equestrian Festival (Fla.)
Kristen Vanderveen got the first Fédération Equestre Internationale victory of her career here at the Tryon International Equestrian Center last year with Bull Run’s Faustino De Tili. So it was only fitting that she followed that up with another first in Tryon—her first CSI***** win in the $380,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix, also on “Frosty.” This was also the first five-star held at the Tryon facility.
Grand Prix dressage stallion Uthopia, who helped Great Britain to team gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games with Carl Hester aboard, sold at public auction May 27 for $241,056, or 165,000 British Pounds. The buyer is currently unknown.