Santiago Lambre & Doloris. ph: Sportfot
In a field of 49 entries, Mexico’s Santiago Lambre and his own Doloris, a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare (Harley VDL x Colinda D), were the only pair to go double clear in the $35,000 Suncast® Commercial Welcome Stake CSI2* at the Tryon International Equestrian Center.
On Thursday, October 5, 2017, Lambre and Doloris posted a leading time of 37.60s to secure the 1st place position in the highlight class for the Tryon Fall III CSI2* competition, held in North Carolina, USA.
The USA closed out the remaining two podium placings. Tracy Fenney and MTM Reve Du Paradis, a 12-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Crown Z x Kaline De Semilly), stole 2nd place with the fastest of the four-fault rounds, stopping the timers in 38.07s. Michael Morrissey finished 3rd aboard La Lopez 3, nine-year-old Westphalian mare (Lenardo x Leandra), in a time of 38.29s.
“In the first round, the mare was really good. She is very careful,” said Lambre. “I gave her a three-week break, so she is fresh. In the jump-off, I was lucky to be the only one clear.”
The pair have been competing together for nearly a year, though Lambre has owned her from the time she was six. “This year she’s been winning a lot of classes — I think six or seven FEI classes this year—, and she’s very consistent.”
The class saw 49 trips on the course designed by Richard Jeffries (GBR), with only twelve returning for the jump-off round.
“I think the jump-off was big,” said Lambre. “Sometimes the oxer is less wide, and in this jump-off it was still [the same width] with not so many options, so it was tough.
After a successful summer at TIEC, Lambre is hoping the fall will be just as fruitful. “My plan with her is to ride in the grand prix this week and then in the CSI5* in two weeks. Tryon is very nice. I spent the summer here and it’s a fantastic facility-one of the best places in the world.”
The full results can be viewed here.