Moloney Records Second FEI Victory of Week to Conclude Tryon Summer V

Jul 15, 2018 - 9:55 PM

For Immediate Release

Mill Spring, NC – July 15, 2018 – Just twelve hours after a win in the $70,000 Carolina Arena Equipment Grand Prix CSI 2*, Richie Moloney (IRL) clinched another blue ribbon aboard a different grey mount. Riding the Equinimity LLC’s Merqusio, Moloney was once again awarded first place, besting competition in the $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 2*, with a jump-off time of 47.288 seconds.

Richie Moloney and Merqusio

Samuel Parot (CHI) who also claimed a spot on Saturday night’s podium, stepped up once more, taking the second-place position aboard his own 2004 Selle Francais gelding Quick Du Pottier (Hurlevent de Breka x Cuba), riding to a time of 38.508 seconds, but with eight added faults. Third place was awarded to another Ireland native, David O’Brien, who piloted the Spy Coast Farm LLC entry Kir Royal SCF, a 2010 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Amaretto D’Arco x Nabab de Reve), through the first round in 85.62 seconds and with four added faults.

Moloney and the 2007 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Cicero Z x Flamenco de Semilly) have been competing at TIEC on and off throughout the spring and summer and maintained a winning streak to round out the weekend. “He was good out there,” commented Moloney, “and I’m very happy to win out here on him today.” Of the gelding, he continued, “I’ve been partnered with him for two and a half years now, so I know him well. This horse is very careful and very scopey.”

Moloney and Merqusio in their awards presentation ceremony with groom
Rolando Martinez.
Moloney plans to continue with top level FEI competition, as the pair have also contested CSI 5* level classes and previously recorded a third-place finish in the $35,000 1.45m Welcome Stake CSI 2* during Tryon Spring I. “We’ll just keep going and compete in some 1.50m classes with him,” noted Moloney, “and then we’ll add another Grand Prix when he feels ready.”The morning welcomed fourteen entries to the Derby Field, and Moloney and Parot were the only two to return for a turn on the Catalina Cruz (MEX) designed jump-off track. “The course was great today,” concluded Moloney. “It was nice to get him out and ride here on the field for a change. His next show will be on grass, so it was nice to get out here this week and finish strong.”

Jumper Highlights

Faire La Nouba and Holly Lewis of Shropshire, UK, topped the $2,000 1.10m NAL/WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Classic presented by Tryon Estates, stopping the jump-off timers in 32.038 seconds, while second-place honors went to Dana Ventrice of Pompano Beach, FL, for her 32.71 second jump-off round on her own Dollard Jessy Stable K.V.H.L. Amanda Minikus of Lake Worth, FL, rounded out the podium in third aboard Todd Minikus, LTD’s Spring Girl, clearing the short track in 34.282 seconds.

In the High Junior/Amateur 1.40m Jumper Classic, Andrea Torres Guerreiro of Waterford, VA, guided Fifty Shades to victory in a 33.08 second jump-off performance, while Tanner Korotkin of Wellington, FL, rode Castlewood Farm’s Eurohill’s Alcatraz to a 37.559 second time and a second-place finish. Sophia Studd of Wellington, FL, and her own Corlanda recorded a jump-off time of 38.34 seconds to claim third.

The $2,000 NAL/WIHS 1.10m Children’s Jumper Classic saw Claire Lube of Orlando, FL, guide Katherine Dewar’s P.M. Jackpot to top honors, stopping the jump-off timers at 31.811 seconds, while reserve honors went to Isabella Maradiaga of Honduras, riding Santa Catalina Farm’s Lily to a 32.748 second jump-off round. Alex Ann Smith of Lakeland, FL, rode her own Hypnotic to third, finishing the short course in 31.42 seconds but with four added faults.

The $3,000 NAL 1.20m Low Junior Jumper Classic welcomed Mia Albelo of Coral Gables, FL, and her own Cassandra Dreams to the top of the podium for their 32.816 second short-course performance. Daniel Kerins of Wellington, FL, rode Glenbeigh Farm LLC’s Elwood 13 to reserve honors, stopping the jump-off timers at 34.417 seconds ahead of Claudia Villamil of Wellington, FL, who piloted her own Infinity, to third after clearing their jump-off course in 34.613 seconds.

Maria Roberts of Collierville, TN, and Fandango owned by Roberts, bested the $3,000 NAL 1.20m Low Amateur Classic breezing through the short course in 35.96 seconds with Wellington, FL, resident Sarah Kerins piloting Darragh Kerins’ Entertainer V to second place on a fault-free jump-off time of 38.906 seconds. Brooke Gunther picked up third-place honors riding her own ADC Chef Z through the short track in 36.678 seconds and with four added faults.

Topping the 1.30m Medium Junior/ Amateur Jumper Classic was Jamie Buis of Wellington, FL, and her own Bonita, who toured the jump-off track in 36.09 seconds followed by Kiva Iscol of Pound Ridge, NY, and her own Marshmello running through the short-course in 36.281 seconds to earn reserve honors. Jamie Buis also scored third aboard Marion Scott Head’s own Heliante Ter Wilgen, finishing in 339.399 seconds.

GPS Inside Out and Emily Kocher of Tryon, NC topped the $300 Tryon Estates Low Adult-Amateur 1.0m Jumper Stake, stopping the jump-off timers in 38.374 seconds, while second-place honors went to Cheryl Binswanger of West Chester, PA, for her 40.033 second jump-off round adding four faults aboard her own E.S. Pascall 21. Kendall Edwards of Charlotte, NC rounded out the podium in third aboard Ziggy Poplin’s Turbo, riding to a first round time of 61.257 seconds and with four added faults.

The $300 Children’s 1.0m Jumper Stake ended with Sydney Myers of Plantation, FL guiding Pine Hollow Farm’s Cotswold Classic to victory in a 31.047 second jump-off performance, while Caroline Bayer of Miami, FL, rode Stephanie Angus’ Seacrest’s Calvin to a 33.867 second time and a second-place finish. Victoria Holtz of Villanova, PA, and her own Grupo Prom Coolman, recorded a jump-off time of 34.817 seconds to claim third.

Hunter Highlights

The $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby bestowed top honors on Dorothy Douglas of West Bridgewater, MA, for her first-place performance aboard S&L Farms’ S & L Lion King, earning a score of 180. Fellow competitor Tracy Fenney of Flower Mound, TX, aboard MTM Farm’s MTM First Dibs, earned the reserve placing with a 179.5. Tommi Clark of Agoura Hills, CA, guided Stephen Borders’ Extraordinaire to a 172 and third place.

Dorothy Douglas and S & L Lion King

The $1,000 3’3″/ 3’6″ Junior/Amateur Owner Hunter Classic saw Katlynn Butler of Mechanicsville, VA, step up to receive top honors aboard Nina Butler’s MTM Bazinga, followed by Hensley Humphries of Austin, TX, and Ixion Van Het Netehof who recieved reserve honors. Ryleigh Threat of Concord, NC, rode the Crown Sage/Vartech Systems entry, Diacon, to third.

Chrissie Catto of St. Augustine, FL, piloted her own Intuition to first in the $500 3′ NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter Classic, scoring 155, while Libby Gordon of Charlotte, NC, scored 154 aboard Allure to claim second. Katherine Ballentine of Columbia, SC, claimed third, aboard Lyons Creek Condator, scoring a 152.

The $500 NAL/WIHS 3′ Children’s Hunter Classic saw Caia Watridge and Sweet Oak Farm’s own Sunman claim first for St. Augustine, FL, while Courtney Acker of Rock Hill, SC, and her own Walking on Sunshine claimed second. Davie, FL, native Esther Cusnir and Code Black rounded out third.

The Tryon Summer VI competition returns to the venue on Wednesday, July 18 for the final week of the Series. The week will feature the highlight $70,000 Ingles Grand Prix CSI 2* on Saturday, July 21, at 8 p.m. EST. The Tryon Summer Series continues through Sunday, July 22, and features six weeks of international and national hunter, jumper, and equitation competition.

For a full list of results from the $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic, click here.

For a full list of results from the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, click here.

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