Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA – May 8, 2022 – Sarah Hubbard (USA) and Latino Van De Looise Heide claimed the win in the $25,000 Tryon Resort Jumper Classic with a time of 37.554 to conclude the first week Tryon Spring Series the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC. Second place was earned by Jimmy Torano (USA) with a time of 38.685 aboard his own Kochio Z, a 2014 Zangersheide gelding (Kannan x Datura Z). Zanya Rizvi (USA) and Exquise Du Pachis, the 2010 Belgian Sport Horse owned by Opimus Agro NV, landed in third place with a time of 38.94.
Hubbard thought the Peter Grant (CAN) course looked challenging before her ride on Hubbard Horses, LLC’s 2011 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Cantos x Quadrillo), so she planned accordingly.
“The course was good. It looked pretty hard, so I was surprised there were so many clear. There are a lot of really good people here, though. I was trying to go as tight as I could without doing anything too crazy. [Latino Van De Looise Heide] is really fast across the ground, so I try not to think about the number of strides I do, but more working off of his pace and trying to turn tight, ” explained Hubbard.
Following her ride, Hubbard was not sure she was fast enough to take the win.
“[Latino Van De Looise Heide] can go as fast as you want. I was actually thinking I went kind of slow today, so I was nervous watching the rest (of the jump-off). He was great!” added Hubbard.
Final Results – $25,000 Tryon Resort Jumper Classic
1) Sarah Hubbard (USA) & Latino Van De Looise Heide – 0 / 0 – 37.554
2) Jimmy Torano (USA) & Kochio Z – 0 / 0 – 38.685
3) Zanya Rizvi (USA) & Exquise Du Pachis – 0 / 0 – 38.94
Source: Press Release for TIEC – Tryon International Equestrian Center
Photos: ©TIEC / Natalie Suto