Tryon Stadium at Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC) in Mill Spring, NC hosted the Developing Jumper Series Five, Six, and Seven Year Olds under the lights Friday evening during Tryon Fall 3, giving up-and-coming equine athletes the chance to get a taste of the spotlight and a heightened competition atmosphere.

In the Six-Year-Old Division, John Brown and Topgear SR Z won the championship while Kadansa B and Sabrina Lefebvre (CAN) earned reserve honors over the weekend and gained valuable experience in and out of the ring in just their second show together. Lefebvre shared about“Lola,” after competing at TIEC for the first time.

“It’s just our second show together. She’s been really amazing and jumping almost only clear rounds since I’ve had her,” Lefebvre reported. “She’s small but mighty, she has a really big heart. She’s really, really sweet. I hope to develop her into a U-25 horse for myself.”

“I really loved [competing under the lights.] I have two young horses with me, so I’ve been doing all of the young jumper classes over the summer. It was such a good experience for them to jump under the lights so young. It’s good for them to go in this atmosphere when they’re young, and the fences are a little lower, and have a nice experience. For their future, it is so good!

“This is my first time at Tryon, actually!” Lefebvre revealed. “We love it, and we’re going to come back for sure. It’s amazing, and everything is so nice. The stabling is nice, the footing is nice, the jumps… all of the resort.”

Full results from Tryon Fall 3 here.