Alexandra Pielet and Helene Ve Scoop Up $25,000 Sunday Classic Win

Alexandra Pielet and Helene Ve ©Sportfot

Roberto Teran Tafur and Dena Sienne Conquer $6,000 Speed Stake CSI 2*

Mill Spring, NC – June 28, 2020 – Alexandra Pielet (Highland Park, IL) and Helene Ve claimed their first national Grand Prix win together on Sunday, flying around the jump-off course in a time of 41.815 seconds to earn the win in the $25,000 Sunday Classic at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) to conclude Tryon Summer 3 competition. Gavin Harley (Wellington, FL) and the Wolfstone Stables & Sales Inc. entry Corbawido PS, a 2012 Oldenburg gelding (Cornet’s Balou x Annette), sliced their way to second on a time of 42 seconds, while Taylor Land (Atlanta, GA) and Liroy 30, a 2009 Warmblood gelding (Levistano x King Kate) owned by Pinetree Farms Inc., earned third on a time of 42.133 seconds.

The course set by Peter Grant (Alberta, Calgary) saw 27 trips test the first round, with ten horse-and-rider pairs returning for the jump-off round. Pielet and the 2007 Belgian Warmblood mare (Diamant de Semilly x Tiffany) owned by Co-Pielet, LLC have been partnered for five years, “from the Children’s Jumpers to this, which is actually my first Grand Prix win,” she revealed. “She’s like my pride and joy.”

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Roberto Teran Tafur and Dena Sienne ©Sportfot

Roberto Teran Tafur and Dena Sienne Conquer $6,000 Speed Stake CSI 2*

Roberto Teran Tafur (COL) and Dena Sienne, the 2008 Dutch Warmblood mare (Van Gogh x Animo) owned by Waldman Horses BV, sped to a 66.05 second win in the $6,000 Speed Stake CSI 2* Friday in Tryon Stadium. Fernando Cardenas Jr. (COL) and Calvados, the 2010 Danish Warmblood gelding (Chellys Z x Casir Ask) owned by Fernando Cardenas, claimed second place in 69.39 seconds, while Eduardo Menezes (BRA) piloted Caruschka 2 to third, in the irons for Tailormade Stallion ApS with the 2003 Oldenburger mare (Careful x Cento).

Hunter Highlights:

The Children’s Hunter 15-17 Division named Campbell Key (Atlanta, GA) as its champion riding her own Outside the Lines, while Caroline Maude Hedges (Columbus, NC) claimed reserve on the week with her own A Picobello Star Z.

Jimmy Torano (Wellington, FL) championed the Green Hunter 3’ Division aboard Oh Yeah for Todd Minikus LTD, while Wellington resident Sandra Ferrell claimed reserve riding Amy Guth’s Dan D’Angelo.

The Pre-Children’s Hunter 2’6” Division awarded Kate Arnold’s Retrospect and Marley Lubin (Colts Neck, NJ) the champion title, with reserve named to Jessica Gaby (Davidson, NC) riding her own Cape Town.

Jumper Highlights:

Aaron Vale (Williston, FL) and the Thinks Like a Horse entry Prescott claimed the Nutrena 1.40m Open Jumper Division, while Lorcan Gallagher (Wellington, FL) rode Copain Z to reserve for Heathman Farm LLC.

The MD BarnMasters Medium Junior/Amateur Jumper 1.30m Division congratulated Caroline Mawhinney (Woodside, CA) in the irons with her own Stella Levista as champion, with reserve going to Eva Fisherman (Brookline, MA) riding her own Rock Street.

Ericka Houlihan (Clarksville, MD) and her own Notorious took champion in the 1.15m Non-Pro Jumper Division, with Madison Kondracki (New Smyrna, FL) and her own Sweet Encore claiming reserve.

View all Division Results from Tryon Summer 3 here.

The Tryon Summer Series continues with Tryon Summer 4, featuring the fourth annual Pony Spectacular week at TIEC. While the entire Summer Series is closed to spectators, highlight classes are available for free live streaming at

For full results from the $25,000 Sunday Classic, click here.

For full results from the $6,000 Speed Stake CSI 2*, click here.

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