Santiago Lambre and Doloris. Ph. ©Sportfot
Santiago Lambre of Mexico consistently wins at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC, and his streak continued with the $35,000 Suncast Commercial Welcome Stake CSI 3* on Thursday, October 26, 2017, as he piloted two mounts to top finishes over 56 entries. Aboard Doloris, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood mare (Harley VDL x Colorado D), he placed first, stopping the short-course timers at 37.64 seconds, while his second mount, Dingeman, finished in sixth place after finishing in 40.606 seconds with four faults.
Second place honors went to Eve Jobs (USA) and Charleville, a 2007 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Quasimodo Z x Lancelot), who finished the short course in 38.98 seconds, while Taylor Land (USA) and For Edition, a 2000 Hanoverian stallion (Forsyth Frh x Leggiero), were awarded third place honors after their 39.17 second short-course trip.
The 1.50m course, set by Anthony D’Ambrosio (USA), tested 56 entries before eight pairs returned to tour the short course. Lambre was the only rider to successfully pilot two mounts to the jump-off round, and said that consistent exposure for his horses to the venue helps.
“Only eight clear is not so many after [almost] sixty riders, so I think it was quite tough.”
“For a Welcome it was quite difficult. It was a nice course, and the time allowed was short. Only eight clear is not so many after [almost] sixty riders, so I think it was quite tough. Since they’ve jumped many weeks here, I think the horses know the ring, and I trust them, so I think they were ready to jump this class.”
Though Lambre’s consistent winning mount, Doloris, topped the day’s Welcome, she will not be riding Saturday night, he explained. “The mare who won, Doloris, is finished showing for the week–she’s going to have a nice break for two weeks and will not show Saturday night. She’s been jumping a lot recently and I’m going to ride Dingeman for the big class,” he said.
And so Dingeman, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Nintender x Darnels), will carry the baton for this week’s $130,000 Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Grand Prix CSI 3*, where Lambre hopes his consistency will pay off.
Despite his mounts’ familiarity with the venue, Lambre concluded that the classes still remain fresh and interesting thanks to new obstacles on course: “This facility is unbelievable and we have new fences every week, and new things to look at. It is one of the best places to show.”
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