Vanderveen and Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili Capture $35,000 1.50m Welcome Stake CSI 3*

Mill Spring, N.C. – May 31, 2018 – Kristen Vanderveen (USA) and Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili jumped to the top of the leaderboard during the $35,000 1.50m Welcome Stake CSI 3* of Tryon Spring V at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Vanderveen and the 2005 Belgian Warmblood stallion (Berlin x Udarco), owned by Bull Run Jumper’s Six LLC, blazed through fast-track timers in 33.662 seconds, claiming first place in the competitive class.

Kristen Vanderveen and Bull Run's Faustino de Tili. Photo: ©Sportfot
Kristen Vanderveen and Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili. Photo: ©Sportfot

Of her well-known mount, Vanderveen commented, “He’s been feeling really good for the past couple of weeks, but it just hasn’t really gone our way the last few times. Today, he felt great. I had a great warm-up and I thought that going in. The course was really well done. It was just enough that it was fun and competitive, but not entirely out of control.”

Second place honors were awarded to Carlos Ramirez (COL) and his own 2005 Belgian Warmblood stallion Happy Wandor Van’t Roosakker (Wandor Van de Mispelaere x V Cento), after riding to a jump-off time of 36.933 seconds around the Anthony D’Ambrosio (USA) designed course. Samuel Parot (CHI) and Dazzle White, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Calvino Z x Narcos II), rounded out the top three, jumping the short-course in 38.788 seconds.

Kristen Vanderveen and Bull Run's Faustino de Tili in their presentation ceremony. Photo: ©Sportfot
Kristen Vanderveen and Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili in their presentation ceremony. Photo: ©Sportfot

Vanderveen and Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili have become fan favorites at TIEC as the pair have amassed an impressive record at the venue over the past few years. Vanderveen plans to continue her season in Tryon, competing in next week’s CSI 4*, before taking a small break.

“I’ll be competing here in next week’s CSI 4*,” she explained, “and we’ll actually take a break for two weeks after that. It’s been a while since we’ve had that kind of break and then we’ll be back here for a few weeks. My fall season really picks up this year. I’m trying to develop some of my eight and nine-year-old horses, so that I have some coming up behind Frosty.”

The pair are coming off an intense spring campaign that included representing the United States at the FEI World Cup Finals™ in Paris, France at the end of April. Of her first European experience, Vanderveen said, “It was great and it was my first time going over to Europe, so that in and of itself was great to experience. I think you realize once you’re there that when you’re here in Tryon, you compete with just as good a quality of riders. It was helpful to have that to keep expectations realistic and to understand that it’s not necessarily a whole new sport over there. It’s the same.”

Hardin Towell and Sandetto. Photo: ©Sportfot
Hardin Towell and Sandetto. Photo: ©Sportfot

The $6,000 1.40m Power & Speed CSI 3* competition hosted on Wednesday, May 30, to start the week awarded the blue ribbon to Hardin Towell (USA) and Vlock Show Stables LLC’s Sandetto, a 2008 Oldenburg stallion (Sandro Boy x Chellano Z), after the pair crossed through the timers in 28.872 seconds. Santiago Lambre (MEX) and his own 2008 Belgian Warmblood stallion Ibabco (Nabab de Reve x Darco) clinched second place, riding to a time of 29.654 seconds. Daniel Bedoya (BOL) and Carolyn M. Elsey’s 2004 Zangersheide mare (Quasimodo Z x Nimmerdor) Quilona V Z took third, marking 30.005 seconds.

The Tryon Spring Series will continue through Sunday, June 10, featuring six weeks of international and national hunter, jumper, and equitation competition.

$35,000 1.50m Welcome Stake CSI 3*
Place / Horse / Rider / R1 Faults | Time / R2 Faults | Time
1. Bull Run’s Faustino De Tili / Kristen Vanderveen / 0 | 68.75 / 0 | 33.662
2. Happy Wandor Van T Roosakker / Carlos Ramirez / 0 | 71.34 / 0 | 36.933
3. Dazzle White / Samuel Parot /0 | 72.85 / 0 | 38.788
4. Bastian 86 / Kristen Vanderveen / 0 | 71.1 / 0 | 41.223
5. Quick Du Pottier / Samuel Parot / 0 | 68.75 / 4 | 33.505
6. Dingeman / Santiago Lambre / 0 | 71.61 / 4 | 36.671
7. Bugatti / Juan Andres Rodriguez Silva / 0 | 69.99 / 4 | 37.662
8. Hunters Conlypso II / Lorcan Gallagher / 0 | 72.02 / 4 | 38.744
9. Corona 93 / Jack Hardin Towell / 0 | 70.84 / 4 | 39.366
10. Fifty Shades / Andrea Torres Guerreiro / 0 | 71.95 / 8 | 40.2
11. Southern Comfort / Maria Gabriela Brugal / 1 | 75.04
12. Dali T / Celso Ariani / 1 | 75.21

For full results, click here.

FEI $6,000 1.40m Power & Speed CSI 3*
Place / Horse / Rider / R1 Faults | Time / R2 Faults | Time
1. Sandetto / Jack Hardin Towell / 0 | 42.67 / 0 | 28.872
2. Ibabco / Santiago Lambre / 0 | 46.44 / 0 | 29.654
3. Quilona V Z / Daniel Bedoya / 0 | 46.08 / 0 | 30.005
4. Beorn / Alex Granato / 0 | 46.84 / 0 | 30.68
5. Kioki Coffee SCF / David O’Brien / 0 | 44.99 / 0 | 30.82
6. Glasgow De Muze / Jimmy Torano / 0 | 44.96 / 0 | 30.932
7. Alejandro / Andrea Torres Guerreiro / 0 | 41.14 / 0 | 31.691
8. End Good All Good / Javier Fernandez / 0 | 45.51 / 0 | 31.855
9. Hilton Van De Breepoel / Brittni Raflowitz / 0 | 46.3 / 0 | 32.843
10. Casqero / Silvana Cabral / 0 | 44.04 / 0 | 34.67
11. Caillou / Luis Pedro Biraben / 0 | 47.35 / 0 | 35.076
12. Baloppi / Lacey Gilbertson / 0 | 46.11 / 0 | 38.026

For full results, click here.

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