Mill Spring, NC – June 06, 2021 – The competition was tight during this week’s $6,000 Speed Stake CSI 3*, but it was ultimately Lillie Keenan (USA) who secured the win. Keenan (USA) collected podium placings throughout Tryon Spring 5 at TIEC, first claiming second place in the $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 3* before securing the Friday win.
Lillie Keenan (USA) and Diadarco Van Evendael Z, a 2009 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Diamant De Semilly x Darco) owned by Chansonette Farm LLC, topped the leaderboards with zero faults and a time of 56.66 seconds.
Owner and rider Hilary McNerney (USA) piloted her horse Astilbe, a 2008 Swedish Warmblood mare (Empire x Stanford), to second place with no faults and a time of 59.9 seconds.
Santa Rosa Yalta, a 2012 mare ridden and owned by Daniel Pedraza (MEX), claimed third place out of 16 riders with a clean round in 62.87 seconds.
Final Results – $6,000 Speed Stake CSI 3*
1) Lillie Keenan (USA) & Diadarco Van Evendael Z – 0 / 56.66
2) Hilary McNerney (USA) & Astilbe – 0 / 59.9
3) Daniel Pedraza (MEX) & Santa Rosa Yalta – 0 / 62.87
Source: Press Release by Sarah Madden for TIEC – Tryon International Equestrian Center
Photos: © Shannon Brinkman