Week Two of Tryon International Equestrian Center’s Summer Series Concludes with a Grand Prix Victory for Jordan Coyne and Lazaro
Jordan Coyne and Lazaro
Jordan Coyne and Lazaro won the $50,000 Grand Prix during the second week at the new Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, N.C. Also pictured, standing (from left to right) are: Derek Petersen, owner of Lazaro; Roger Smith, partner of Tryon Equestrian Partners; Sharon Decker, North Carolina Secretary of Commerce; and Jennifer Smith, partner of Tryon Equestrian Partners
Tryon, N.C. -- The second week of summer shows at the new Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in North Carolina wrapped up this Sunday with a $50,000 Grand Prix victory for Jamie Coyne and Lazaro.
Competitors showed in hunter, jumper, and equitation classes at the two-week-old, world-class facility, with the Grand Prix hosting riders from six different nations. The facility includes 500 permanent stalls, five riding arenas, air-conditioned bathrooms, fan-cooled spectator areas, and more structures to follow in the near future. The property is located directly off US-74 and is within 40 minutes of Asheville airport.
On Thursday, July 10, the main ring saw 24 competitors take on the $25,000 Welcome Grand Prix course, designed by Danny Foster. The top three finishers were Haley Waters with Qurint (0 | 33.481), Brian Walker with Chico’s Bandita (0 | 38.119), and Sharn Wordley with Hickstead’s Axel (0 | 44.187). An Exhibitor Party followed immediately after the class, with live music from local band The Swashtones.
On Sunday, the $50,000 Grand Prix saw 24 entries, with 10 first round clears. In the jumpoff, there were 6 double clears, making it a real race against the clock for the top spot. The top three finishers were Jordan Coyne with Lazaro (0 | 40.45), Scott Keach with Fedor (41.676), and Scott Keach upon his other mount Viriato (0 | 42.25).
The third and final week of TIEC’s summer series begins on Wednesday, July 16 and runs through Sunday, July 20. The week will conclude with the $75,000 Horseware Grand Prix, sponsored by Horseware Ireland. Horseware started as a small company in Dundalk, Ireland in 1985, when it created the prototype for their now iconic Rambo Original horse blanket. Today Horseware stands as the world’s most trusted producer of horse blankets, and continue to set the standard for modern horse blanket design.
TIEC thanks the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club for their continued support. The Tryon Riding and Hunt Club provides volunteers for TIEC’s shows, and sponsors the weekly Sunday Ice Cream Social during the Grand Prix. Events at TIEC run daily from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and community attendance is complimentary and encouraged.
For more information, visit www.TryonHorseShows.com.
About Tryon International Equestrian Center
Owned by Tryon Equestrian Partners, the Tryon International Equestrian Center, part of the new Tryon Resort, is only an hour west of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and 40 minutes from the highly acclaimed City of Asheville, N.C. The equestrian facility includes five riding arenas with world-class footing and 500 permanent stables. When fully completed, the equestrian facility will feature up to 10 riding arenas (including one with stadium seating for 6,000), 1,000 permanent stalls, elevated and shaded viewing decks, a large covered riding facility and the Tryon Sports Complex. For more information, visit www.TryonHorseShows.com.