Tryon International Equestrian Center‘s Saturday Night Lights series is a pretty neat deal. Being a free event with loads to do for the whole family, there’s always a big community turnout, including but not limited to the centerpiece Grand Prix.
I skipped over there on Saturday in time for the tail-end of this week’s showdown, just missing Doug Payne’s 8th place round on Courtney Alston’s 10-year-old KWPN mare Botanja. Luckily he posted a helmet cam video!
Anja, owned by Courtney Alston, jumped great to finish 8th in the Tryon International Equestrian Center $25k #grandprix #helmetcam by Cambox ISI USA #jumper #showjumping #tiec #amazing #underthelights
Posted by Doug Payne – DPEquestrian LLC on Sunday, September 25, 2016
In addition to jumping the monster jumps with Anja, Doug used the Tryon Fall I as a final show jumping prep before Stable View Oktoberfest Horse Trials this weekend. Lysander, who will be making his Advanced debut at the event, demonstrated that he is up for the challenge, finishing 1st and 2nd in his two 1.20 meter jumper classes.
Big Leo’s winning 1.20m jump off from @tryonresort this morning #showjumping #tiec #jumper Looking great ahead of his first advanced next weekend!
Posted by Doug Payne – DPEquestrian LLC on Friday, September 23, 2016
Vandiver, who will also contest the Advanced at Stable View, got a solid school in via the $5,000 Suncast Welcome Jumper Classic.
Doug scored yet another couple wins on Marshall M. Dillon in the 7-Year-Old Young Jumper 1.30 meter classes.
Marshal on this way to win the 1.30 m 7 year olds this am and Big Leo an impressive double clear in the 1.20m to set the…
Having evacuating his own saddle for a brief moment, he also coached student Catherine Winter and Coquette to a 3rd-place finish in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby.
Huge congrats to Catherine Winter & Strudel 3rd place in the Tryon International Equestrian Center $2,500 National Hunter Derby!! #hunter #showhunter #notbadfornotridingforamonth
Doug, you sure are a man of many hats (er, helmets?). He has a whopping eight horses entered at Stable View, a hometown event for this Aiken local, and we wish him and Jess the best of luck!
View the Stable View entry list here.