Daniel Coyle and Legacy Leap to $137,000 ESI Footing Grand Prix CSI 3* Win

Oct 23, 2021 - 10:38 PM

For Immediate Release

Allie Hay and Emily Carpenter for TIEC 

Mill Spring, NC – October 23, 2021 – Daniel Coyle (IRL) and Legacy danced across the Tryon Stadium to a victory in the $137,000 ESI Footing Grand Prix CSI 3* at Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC). Following close behind in second place with a jump-off time of 35.676 seconds was Ali Wolff (USA) and Casall, the 2005 Holsteiner gelding (Casall x Capitol l) owned by Blacklick Bend Farm. Santiago Lambre (BRA) and Comtess 202, his own 2011 Westphalian mare (Comme II Faut 5 x Pilot), finished with third place honors with a clear round and a time of 35.956 seconds in the second round.

IMG_2964Daniel Coyle and Legacy
©TIEC/Natalie Suto

Thirty-nine riders tackled the Olaf Petersen Jr. (GER) course design, with 11 riders qualifying for the shortened second round. Coyle and the 2010 Zangersheide mare (Chippendale Z x Bon Ami) co-owned by Coyle and Ariel Grange stopped the second-round clock at 34.684 seconds to earn their win. As one of the last riders to compete in the jump-off, Coyle knew he had to be speedy to top Wolff’s leading time. 

He noted, “Ali was fast, and when I saw Santiago didn’t beat her, I thought, ‘She’s very fast!’ My plan was to try and do all the numbers correctly without going wild. From the first line, everything showed up really well for me. If there was a big risk tonight [to win], I wasn’t going to take it, so thankfully everything came up smoothly for me.” 

IMG_2879Ali Wolff and Casall
©TIEC/Natalie Suto

Two years ago, Coyle and Legacy won the $73,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix 2* at TIEC while the mare was still quite green to international competition, and they have only improved since then. “Legacy has done a lot since we were last here,” Coyle recapped. “I always thought she was a championship horse, [even when we were here] the last time and she was a little green.”  

IMG_2936Santiago Lambre and Comtess 202
©TIEC/Natalie Suto

After competing in Europe over the summer, the duo was prepared to take on the stiff competition during the 2021 Tryon Fall Series. “Sure, this is a step down from the Europeans, but tonight wasn’t easy, and the jump-off was pretty fast,” he acknowledged. 

IMG_3043Greg DeBie was honored with the Tryon Resort Groom’s Award for his care and dedication to Legacy, alongside Drew Page, Paddock Master.
©TIEC/Natalie Suto

Coyle will stay at TIEC for the Washington International Horse Show presented by MARS Equestrian next week to close out his competition season. Ending his show year on a high note, Coyle expressed his gratitude to his team and to TIEC. “It’s a great facility and a great place,” he said with a smile. “It’s also a good place to finish the year.”

IMG_3128Ali Wolff, Daniel Coyle, and Santiago Lambre in their presentation ceremony alongside Steve Rector, Ringmaster, Sharon Decker, Tryon Equestrian Partners Carolinas Operations President, and representatives from ESI Footing: Brett, Tracy, and Brittni Raflowitz, Anders DeShields, Elizabeth Galloway, and Collie Valdivia.
©TIEC/Natalie Suto 

$137,000 ESI Footing Grand Prix CSI 3*

Horse Name, Year Breed gender (Sire x Dam Sire)
Rider (COUNTRY), Owner: Faults/Faults/Time

1. Legacy, 2010 Zangersheide mare (Chippendale Z x Bon Ami)
Daniel Coyle (IRL), Daniel Coyle and Ariel Grange: 0/0/34.684

2. Casall, 2005 Holsteiner gelding (Casall x Capitol l)
Ali Wolff (USA), Blacklick Bend Farm: 0/0/35.676

3.Comtess 202, 2011 Westphalian mare (Comme II Faut 5 x Pilot)
Santiago Lambre (BRA), Santiago Lambre: 0/0/35.956

4. Darquito, 2011 Hanoverian gelding (D’inzeo 6 x Contefino 2)
Andrew Bourns (IRL), Deirdre Bourns: 0/0/36.817

5. Play, 2012 Swedish Warmblood gelding (Unknown x Unknown)
Jessica Mendoza (GBR), Leken AB: 0/0/37.154

6. Arpeggi, 2010 Westphalian gelding (Arpeggio x Lancer III)
Brooke Kemper (USA), Caroline Blum: 0/0/37.560

7. J’Adore Flamenco, 2012 Selle Francais gelding (Je T’aime Flamenco x Corofino 2)
Maria Gabriella Brugal (DOM), BG Stables LLC.: 0/0/38.242

8. Kasper Van Het Hellehof, 2010 Belgian Warmblood stallion (Emerald x Nabab De Reve)
McLain Ward (USA), Poden Farms: 0/4/37.460

9. San Chano, 2009 Oldenburg gelding (Sandro Boy x Chacco-Blue)
Jacqueline Ruyle (USA), Jacqueline Ruyle: 0/4/37.816

10. Scato Van De Molenbrug Z, 2010 Zangersheide stallion (Scendix x Charisma)
Jennifer Waxman (USA), Daniel Bluman & The Scato Group LLC.: 0/6/49.816

11. Lafayette Van Overis, 2011 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Tauber an het Kapelhof)
Adrienne Sternlicht (USA), Starlight Farms 1 LLC: 0/15/54.94

12. Cincinnati Kid 7, 2012 Holsteiner gelding (Clarimo x Carpaccio)
Katherine Strauss (USA), Katherine Strauss LLC.: 1/89.47

For full results from the $173,000 ESI Footing Grand Prix CSI 3*, click here.

Tryon Fall 5 competition continues through Sunday, July 18, with the $25,000 Tryon Resort Sunday Classic taking place in Tryon Stadium at approximately 1:00pm. Competition is open to the public and highlight classes are live streamed at www.Tryon.com/streaming. The Washington International Horse Show presented by MARS Equestrian will take place at TIEC Tuesday, October 26-Sunday, October 31. View full competition information at www.Tryon.com/compete


Photos ©TIEC. These photos may only be used once, in relation to this press release. Competitors may request photos in advance or review and purchase Tryon Fall Series photos at www.Tryon.com/photos. With questions, contact media@tryon.com.

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