Santiago Lambre and Chacco Blue II Crush the $139,000 CrossFit Wide Open Grand Prix CSI 3* at Tryon

Santiago Lambre and Chacco Blue II. Photo by Natalie Suto for TIEC

Edited Press Release

Mill Spring, NC – June 4, 2022 – Santiago Lambre (BRA) and Chacco Blue II stopped the jump-off timers in 35.52 seconds to take the win in the $139,000 CrossFit Wide Open Grand Prix CSI 3* at Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC). Hector Florentino Roca (DOM) and ABC Quantum Cruise, the 2009 Irish Sport Horse gelding (Obos Quality x Cruising) owned by Ronnie Beard and Wyndmont, rose to reserve honors with a jump-off time of 37.02 seconds. Peter Petschenig (AUT) and Ennebel Van Het Posthuijs, the 2009 Dutch Warmblood mare (Numero Uno x Argentinus) owned by Brooke Peterson, completed the podium with a time of 37.15 seconds.

The Michel Vaillancourt (CAN) course design challenged 31 entries in the first round, with 13 horse-and-rider pairs returning for the jump off. Owner-rider Lambre and the 2007 Oldenburg stallion (Chacco-Blue x Cincaba Rouge) were just second in the order of go, taking an early tour of the course and producing the first clear round of the night. “It looked like it was a nice course,” Lambre reported. “There were 13 clears, but it was a good three-star, I think.”

Having earned the first stab at the second round, Lambre chose to be as fast as possible without knocking a rail in hopes that the dozen competitors behind him would not best his challenge. “The jump off was really nice, with some options to do less strides. I was the first to go, so I tried to be really fast and then in the end, it paid off.”

Hector Florentino Roca, Santiago Lambre, and Peter Petschenig in their presentation ceremony alongside Tryon Equestrian Properties President Sharon Decker and Tryon Resort Fitness & Recreation Manager, Ross Gilling. 
©Natalie Suto Photography for TIEC

Lambre elaborated, “I made a plan; I did six strides between [fences] one and two. I think not so many did that. And turned tight to number three, and then took the risk for the last three jumps. And in the end, it was not so easy to get the first distance like I did.”

He reported that Chacco Blue II has been “very consistent” in the last year at the Grand Prix level. “I think this is the seventh Grand Prix that he’s been in the top three this year,” he said. “So now, he will have a few weeks off and then we’re going to try to do some five stars next.”

Derek Wickert was presented the Tryon International Equestrian Center Groom’s Award for his care and dedication to Chacco Blue II, alongside Drew Page, TIEC Paddock Master.
©Natalie Suto Photography for TIEC

RESULTS: $139,000 CrossFit Wide Open Grand Prix CSI 3*

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

  • 1. Chacco Blue II, 2007 Oldenburg Stallion (Chacco-Blue x Cincaba Rouge)
  • Santiago Lambre (BRA), Santiago Lambre: 0/0/35.52
  • 2. ABC Quantum Cruise, 2009 Irish Sport Horse gelding (Obos Quality x Cruising)
  • Hector Florentino (DOM), Ronnie Beard and Wyndmont: 0/0/37.02
  • 3. Ennebel Van Het Posthuijs, 2009 Dutch Warmblood mare (Numero Uno x Argentinus)
  • Peter Petschenig (AUT), Brooke Peterson: 0/0/37.15
  • 4. San Chano, 2009 Oldenburg gelding (Sandro Boy x Chacco-Blue)
  • Jacqueline Ruyle (USA), Jacqueline Ruyle: 0/0/37.44
  • 5. Morris Horta, 2009 Belgian Warmblood stallion (Eldorado VD Zeshoek x Vigo D Arsouilles STX)
  • Martien Van Der Hoeven (USA), Luccirelli International LLC: 0/0/37.72
  • 6. Dicas, 2009 Rhenish Warmblood gelding (Dirado x Cassini l)
  • Margie Engle (USA), Selma Garber, Gladewinds Partners LLC., Show Horses INC., and Storm Ridge Capital LLC.: 0/0/37.88
  • 7. Quintessence, 2011 Holsteiner gelding (Unknown)
  • Doug Payne (USA), Jane Dudinksky: 0/0/42.88
  • 8. Verdini D’Houtveld Z, 2011 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Verdi Tn x Caretino 2)
  • Lauren Balcomb (AUS), Lauren Balcomb and Sharn Wordley: 0/4/35.04
  • 9. Carollo, 2009 Mecklenburg Warmblood gelding (Chacco-Blue x La Piko)
  • Giavanna Rinaldi (USA), Anton Marano: 0/4/36.20
  • 10. Jackofhearts, 2012 Danish Warmblood gelding (Heartbeat x Baloubet de Rouet)
  • Margie Goldstein-Engle (USA), Gladewinds Partners LLC: 0/4/40.29
  • 11. Valentino Du Soleil, 2009 Selle Français gelding (Sandro Boy x Diamant De Semilly)
  • Ali Leopold-Moreno (USA), Odyssey LLC: 0/4/44.82
  • 12. Comtess 202, 2011 Westphalian mare (Comme II Faut 5 x Pilot)
  • Santiago Lambre (BRA), Mario Onate: 0/8/37.80

For full results from the $139,000 CrossFit Wide Open Grand Prix CSI 3*, click here. 

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