Sydney Shulman and Villamoura Victorious in $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 3*

Sydney Shulman and Villamoura ©Sportfot

Amanda Derbyshire and Oasis Spirit Dominate $37,000 EquiSafe Global Power & Speed Stake CSI 3*

Mil Spring, NC – October 8, 2020 – Sydney Shulman (ISR) and Villamoura left out a few strides to top Tryon International Equestrian Center’s largest class held to date at the venue, winning the $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 3* on a time of 32.3 seconds. Kristen VanderVeen (USA) and Bull Run’s Risen, the 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Utopie x Indoctro) owned by Bull Run Jumpers, Inc., earned second place on a time of 33.64 seconds, while Alberto Michan (ISR) rounded out the podium aboard Cosa Nostra, the 2010 Oldenburg mare (Conthargos x Quintender) owned by Alberto Michan and Daniel Michan Halbinger, in a time of 34.06 seconds over the jump-off course.

The Michel Vaillancourt (CAN) course design tested a record 106 horse-and-rider pairs, with 27 pairs qualifying for the jump-off and 19 pairs ultimately challenging the short course. Previously, the largest class hosted at TIEC to date featured 102 entries. Not only did Shulman guide the 2009 Selle Francais mare (Diamant de Semilly x Unknown) owned by Jill Shulman to a win, but she also qualified J. Boston S.E., the 2009 Belgian Warmblood (Boris van het Kluisebos x Guido) owned by Jill and Sydney Shulman, and was the only rider to return for the second round with two mounts.

Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Risen ©Sportfot

“I thought the course walked quite difficult, and I thought it rode hard enough, also,” Shulman recapped. “It’s a great group of horse and riders here, so I’m not surprised there was such a big jump-off with so many in the class, but I thought Michel did a great job designing the course to try and get the right number for the jump-off. My horses jumped really nicely, and in the first round they were both perfect and jumped beautifully. They’re completely opposite animals, so their plans are really different, but they both jumped great.”

Alberto Michan and Cosa Nostra ©Sportfot

With Villamoura, Shulman explained, her M.O. is to add strides in the lines, but for today’s competitive jump-off, leave-outs were key to their comfortable lead. “Normally, I do the add with her. In the first round, I did five strides in the first four-stride line. I don’t think anyone else did that! I did nine strides to the liverpool, which was really an eight, and then in the jump-off I did eight to the liverpool. Then, I did five strides – normally I would do six on her – so when she does the leave-out, it’s very, very fast. Normally I’m adding a step and it’s still fast, so I think she saved time there, as well as to the second jump, where we were super neat. She’s amazing.”

Sydney Shulman riding J. Boston S.E. in her presentation ceremony, alongside J.P. Godard, Competition Manager. ©Sportfot

Shulman revealed that she is saving Villamoura for the CSI 4* competition during Tryon Fall 6, while J. Boston S.E. will continue competing at the CSI 3* level in the meantime. “Villamoura will actually jump the qualifier in the 4* next, in two weeks, and J. Boston [S.E.] will jump the Grand Prix this Saturday.” Shulman concluded, “I’m really grateful to the show organizers for allowing us to show safely, and I just want to thank my whole team for making sure everyone stays safe and follows protocol so we can show.”

Amanda Derbyshire and Oasis Spirit Dominate $37,000 EquiSafe Global Power & Speed Stake CSI 3*

October 7, 2020 – Amanda Derbyshire (GBR) and Oasis Spirit dominated Wednesday’s $37,000 EquiSafe Global Power & Speed Stake CSI 3*, stopping the speed phase timers in 26.25 seconds. Just behind, David O’Brien (IRL) and Maldonado SCF, the 2012 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Diktator van de Boslandhoeve x Landino) owned by Spy Coast Farm LLC, cleared the speed phase in 26.538 seconds for second, while Karen Polle (JPN) and Jet Run, her own 2010 Oldenburg gelding (Chacco-Blue x Robin Z), collected third on a time of 26.928 seconds.

Amanda Derbyshire and Oasis Spirit in their presentation ceremony. ©Sportfot

Derbyshire and her own 2010 Irish Sport Horse mare (Cobra x Lux Z) were one of 50 trips to challenge the power phase of the Michel Vaillancourt (CAN) course, with 32 horse-and-rider pairs proceeding to the speed portion.

Daniel Geitner and Fazous Fly to $1,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 3* Win

October 7, 2020 – Daniel Geitner (USA) and Fazous, the 2010 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Up To Date x Purioso) owned by Oak Ledge Farm, sped to a win in Wednesday’s $1,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 3*, stopping the speed phase timers in 33.138 seconds. Holly Shepherd (USA) guided CHS Krooze to second on a time of 33.467 seconds with the 2010 Irish Sport Horse mare (Kroongraaf x Cruising) owned by Loretta Patterson, while Mavis Spencer (USA) and Con Calle, the 2009 Holsteiner gelding (Contendro II x Cassini II) owned by Georgy Sarah Maskrey-Segesman, rounded out the podium on a speed phase time of 34.064 seconds.

Daniel Geitner and Fazous in their presentation ceremony. ©Sportfot

Tryon Fall 4 competition continues through Sunday, October 11, with highlight classes live streamed for free at Friday will feature a $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at 8:00am EST, as well as the $6,000 Speed Stake CSI 3* at 11:00am. All remaining 2020 competitions at TIEC are closed to the public. 

For full results from the $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 3*, click here. 

For full results from the $37,000 EquiSafe Global Power & Speed Stake CSI 3*, click here. 

For full results from the $1,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 3*, click here. 

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