Jacqueline Ruyle and Cyramo Z Blast to First-Ever FEI Grand Prix Win in $75,000 Night in the Country Carolinas Music Festival Grand Prix CSI 2*

Jacqueline Ruyle and Cyramo Z ©Natalie Suto for TIEC

By Connelly Grant for TIEC

Mill Spring, NC – July 2, 2022 – Jacqueline Ruyle (USA) and Cyramo Z were victorious in Saturday night’s $75,000 Night in the Country Carolinas Music Festival Grand Prix CSI 2*, Ruyle’s first-ever FEI Grand Prix win. The duo stopped the jump-off timers at 42.06 seconds to earn the blue. Cinching second was Molly Ashe Cawley (USA) aboard Dior P Z, the 2011 Zangersheide gelding (Diarado x Havidoff), at 43.21 seconds. Third prize went to Catherine Tyree (USA) and Newton van het Krekelhof, a 2013 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Diamant de Semilly x Contact VD Heffinck) with 43.83 seconds.

Ruyle and Cyramo Z bested a field of 32 entries to top the Ivan Tangle (ARG) course, alongside seven other pairs returning for the jump-off. “I walked the course tonight and I knew it was a good course for her, and she jumped around it clean! I knew I was first to go, so I just wanted to make sure I was patient and have a clear round. It wasn’t the smoothest run I’ve had; but, It panned out for me!”

Molly  Ashe Cawley and Dior P Z
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“She’s a little grey mare and is really feisty,” Ruyle described Cyramo Z. “I’ve had her since she was seven, so we’ve had a long time to build a good partnership, and she’s 11 now. This is actually our first FEI Grand Prix win, and my first ever!” 

Catherine Tyree and Newton van het Krekelhof
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“It feels so rewarding,” Ruyle shared when asked how it felt to secure her first FEI Grand Prix. “I’ve been chomping at the bit for a year now and it’s finally happened! [I] just kept trying. Just kept going at it and never gave up. I’m a really persistent person, and I finally got here.” 

Molly Ashe Cawley, Jacqueline Ruyle, and Catherine Tyree in their winning presentation ceremony alongside (L-R): Tryon Equestrian Partners President Sharon Decker and TIEC Director of Events & Entertainment Jeff Fissel.
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Ruyle captured her first-ever Grand Prix win during the 2021 Tryon Fall Series, making the FEI milestone win especially exciting at TIEC.

“I love Tryon,” Ruyle shared while reflecting on her experiences at the venue. “I come here every year and it’s my favorite horse show. They do such a good job. The facility is really built for horses. I never have a problem, and I think they do an amazing job. I’ll continue coming back here.”

Hugo Lara was awarded the ESI Footing Groom’s Award for his care and dedication to Cyramo Z, alongside Drew Page, Paddock Master.
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RESULTS: $75,000 Night in the Country Carolinas Music Festival Grand Prix CSI 2*

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

1. Cyramo Z, 2011 Zangersheide mare (Clarimo x Vigo D Arsouilles STX) 
Jacqueline Ruyle (USA), Jacqueline Ruyle: 0/0/42.06

2. Dior P Z, 2011 Zangersheide gelding (Diarado x Havidoff)
Molly Ashe Cawley (USA), Sagamore Farms: 0/0/43.21

3. Newton van het Krekelhof, 2013 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Diamant de Semilly x Contact VD Heffinck)
Catherine Tyree (USA), Catherine Tyree: 0/0/43.83

4. Caristina, 2010 mare
Vasco Flores (PRI), Anna Ishiyama: 0/0/48.34

5. Cardora, 2010 Holsteiner mare (Caretino 2 x Clearway)
Tomas Yofre (ARG), Stellium Sport Horses LLC: 0/4/43.32

6. Conrad 119, 2010 Oldenburg gelding (Comme Il Faut 5 x Landfrieden)
Molly Ashe Cawley (USA), Louisburg Farm: 0/8/44.92

7. Deluxento, 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Cardento x Lux Z)
Caroline Ann Lynn (USA), Caroline Ann Lynn: 0/8/51.22

8. Oakingham Lira, 2013 Anglo European mare (Tornesch) 
Alison Robitaille (USA), Alison Firestone LLC: 4/73.29

9. Cristal de Menardiere, 2012 Origine Constatee geling (Kristal de Prissey x Lhara de Moyon)
Cassio Rivetti (BRA), Delaney Batter and Nancy Batter: 4/73.8

10. Inajottie VDM, 2014 Dutch Warmblood mare (Carrera VDL x Indoctro)
Samantha Alexis Mackenzie (CAN), Samantha Alexis Mackenzie and Wilfred Beerse: 4/74.03

11. Captain Z, 2012 Zangersheide gelding (Calvino Z x Voltaire)
Samuel Parot (CHI), Samuel Parot: 4/74.41

12. Hercule VH end House, 2007 Warmblood gelding (Cabrio van de Heffinck x Clinton)
Caroline Ann Lynn (USA), C&M Partnership LLC: 4/74.7 

For full results from the $75,000 Night in the Country Carolinas Music Festival Grand Prix CSI 2*, click here.

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