Ashlee Bond (Wellington, FL) and Contefina LVF made their last day of competition at Tryon Spring 6/Tryon Riding & Hunt Club Charity Horse Show a good one, claiming the win in Sunday’s $25,000 Tryon Resort Sunday Classic at Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC). The duo stopped the jump-off timers in 36.404 seconds to best the field, while Erynn Ballard (Tottenham, ON) and Verdict De Kezeg, Ilan Ferder’s 2009 Selle Francais gelding (Diamant De Semilly), jumped to second place with a jump-off time of 38.163 seconds. Martein Van Der Hoeven (Pinehurst, TX) claimed third with 4 faults in the jump off and a time of 39.362 seconds on Morris Horta, a 2012 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Eldorado Van De Zeshoek x Irenice Horta) owned by Luccirelli International, LLC.

Bond and her 2012 Holsteiner mare (Contefino x Southern Girl) sliced and diced through the Michel Vaillancourt (CAN) course design to earn the blue ribbon. The pair’s elegant partnership is evident in the arena, and Bond owes this in part to having known her since birth, she noted. The homebred mare has been with Bond her whole life, along with her dam and grand-dam. Because of this, she has “practiced turns and slices with her since she was pretty much born!”

Contefina LVF is making her way back into the higher levels of competition after some time off from an injury. “She’s really very green for her age,” Bond admitted. “She was doing the meters and 1.10m [divisions] all last year coming back from an injury, so I just took back the reins in December. We’ve had a little bit of trial and error, I think, in the jump-offs. She’s still so green, and she’s got so much scope and stride that I would have the last jump down, because she would just get too flat and then catch the fence behind: things like that. You know, I took risks out there today. I knew, ‘Okay, worst case scenario, we’ll have one down,’ but I was just hoping we kind of would pull it all together, and we did!”

Wrapping up her victorious three-week stint at TIEC, Bond will be headed to Europe at the end of this month to compete, hoping she’s selected for Tokyo shortly thereafter. Excited about the possibility, she remarked, “Hopefully it goes as well as it did here!” After the Olympic Games, Bond plans on returning to the States, and eventually, returning back to TIEC. “It’s been such a great time here. My horses have performed really well. The footing is unbelievable. The environment has been really nice. I really love it; I can’t wait to come back here!”

Ashlee Bond and Boheme De Fleyres Fly to First in $6,000 Speed Stake CSI 3*

Ashlee Bond (ISR) continued her week of wins on her own Boheme de Fleyres (Vargas De Ste Hermelle x Traviata Des Fleyres) in Friday’s $6,000 Speed Stake CSI 3*. Stopping the timers nearly three seconds ahead of the second-place winner, Bond and the 2011 Selle Francais mare finished with a 61.1-second clear round. Daniel Pedraza Littlewood (MEX) and Santa Rosa Yalta, his 2012 Mexican Sport Horse mare, picked up a second place ribbon with a clear round and a time of 64 seconds. With a single knocked rail, Aaron Vale (USA) earned the fastest time on the track of 60.84 seconds to a third place finish on Mr. Incredible, the 2012 Dutch Warmblood (Inshalla De Muze x Zuduela) owned by Troy Glaus.

Tryon Riding & Hunt Club Charity Horse Show Perpetual Trophies Awarded

Grand Prix Winner: Roger and Jennifer Smith Green River Farm Perpetual Trophy
Aaron Vale and Elusive

International Hunter Derby Winner: Duncan Family Perpetual Trophy
Dorothy Douglas and MTM Lolah LOL

Grand Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Champion: Boyle Family Perpetual Trophy
Jacqueline Ruyle and San Chano

Grand Child/Adult Jumper Champion: Jane Raoul Bingham Perpetual Trophy
Riley McKesson and Linessa Hof Ter Zeedycke

Grand Junior Hunter Champion: Nora Flynn Perpetual Trophy
Grace Rabb and Nightfall

Grand 3’3″ Junior Hunter Champion: Maude Carr Perpetual Trophy
Madeline Rubin and Nuff Said

Grand Amateur Owner Hunter Champion: Count Cadence Perpetual Trophy
Kathy Serio and Moody Blues

Grand 3’3″ Amateur Owner Hunter Champion: Rolling Hills Show Stables Perpetual Trophy
Caroline McDaniel and Stiletto

Grand Adult Amateur Hunter Champion: The Director’s Perpetual Trophy
Susan Reynolds and Tantara

Grand Children’s Hunter Champion: The Bellhop Perpetual Trophy
Katelyn Havnaer and Blue Ridge

ASPCA Maclay Winner: The Ashlyn Wyman Perpetual Trophy
Gracie Deel

Grand Equitation Champion: The Betty Reynolds Oare Perpetual Trophy
Gracie Deel

Grand Pony Hunter Champion: Brownlands Graduation Day Perpetual Trophy
Campbell Clement and Howie Do It

Grand Green Hunter Champion: Ernst “Pete” Mahler Perpetual Trophy
Aaron Vale and Jagerbomb

Tryon Spring 6 Trip of The Day Winners Honored

Tryon Spring 6/Tryon Riding & Hunt Club Charity Horse Show competition featured daily awards given to the highest-scoring Hunter round across all three Hunter Rings at TIEC.

Sunday’s Trip of the Day went to Madison Keese and her own mount True Enough, who combined to score an 89 in the Junior Hunter 15 & Under 3’3” Division and claim their prize presented by Farm House Tack.

Campbell Clement and her own Howie Do It scored an 88 in the Small Pony Hunters to earn Saturday’s Trip of the Day award, presented by Whiterun Farm.

Jennifer Bliss and Face the Stars, owned by Harris Hill Farm LLC, were awarded Friday’s Trip of the Day award, presented by Jennifer & Roger Smith, after scoring a 90 in the Baby Green Hunter 2’6″ Division.

Jennifer Bliss and Face the Music, owned by Harris Hill Farm LLC, were awarded Thursday’s Trip of the Day presented by Two Rivers Hay, after scoring a 90 in the Performance Hunter 3’6” Division.

Aaron Vale and Jagerbomb, owned by Infinity Equestrian LLC, produced a showgrounds-high score of 85 to earn Wednesday’s Trip of the Day presented by Randi and Kelly Goulding. The duo earned their winning score in the Green Hunter 3’9” Division.

Hunter Highlights:

Winning the Ride Every Stride USHJA Hunter 2’9” Division was Lotrando, owned by Elizabeth Zurn and ridden by Rebecca Warth (Ridgeland, SC). Reserve champion honors were presented to Alexandra Rowe (Alpharetta, GA) for her ride on Corona, owned by Karen McFarland.

Liza Hough (Winston-Salem, NC) and Sky Pilot, owned by Alex Stevens, took home a champion ribbon with their performance in the Adult-Amateur Hunter 18-35 Division. Katie Crump (Athens, GA) and On Center Court, owned by Arlene Crump, were reserve champions.

It was a clean sweep of the USHJA Hunter 2’ Division for Cedarhill Farm, with Anna Claire Najaka (Matthews, NC) as champion on Andrea Guzinski’s Razzle Dazzle, and Holly Phillips (Charlotte, NC) picking up reserve on her own Bonfire Chief.

Jumper Highlights:

In the ESI Footing High Junior/Amateur Jumper 1.40/1.45 Division, San Chano and owner/rider Jacqueline Ruyle (Houston, TX) came out on top, earning champion honors. Quick Bob, owned by Esperanza Imports, LLC, and rider Sophia Ahearn (Wellington, FL) were reserve champions.

Linessa Hof Ter Zeedycke and owner/rider Riley McKesson (Wellington, FL) were champions of the ProElite Children’s Jumper 1.10m Division. Ry Bradford (Jefferson, GA) received reserve champion honors on Cardento’s Captivate, owned by Kristen Brucker.

Rebecca Bergman (Charlotte, NC) picked up champion on her own Dyon in the Santa Cruz Animal Health Adult-Amateur Jumper 1.10m Division. The reserve champion honors were awarded to Brisbane, owned and ridden by Tori Bilas (Charlotte, NC).

For full division results from Tryon Spring 6/TR&HC Charity Horse Show, click here.