Monday Video: Doug Payne’s Winning Weekend

Tomorrow will bring a bunch more photos and videos but I had to get a pic of the two top horses of the weekend. On the…

Posted by DPEquestrian LLC on Sunday, April 4, 2021

I had a pretty good Easter weekend, thanks for asking, but I didn’t have as good a weekend as Doug Payne did at Tryon International Equestrian Center!

Tryon was a pretty hopping (pardon the pun) place this past weekend, not only running The Fork at TEIC horse trials, but Hunter/ Jumper competition as well, plus offering show jumping schooling rounds under the lights and dressage fix-a-test rides. Doug brought horses from both his eventing and straight show jumping strings out to play this weekend and came out the other side as the big winner in both disciplines.

After winning the $5,000 Horseware Welcome Stake earlier in the week, Doug and show-jumper Quintessence won the 1.40 meter $15,000 Grand Prix:

Quick diversion from #dressage day to jump in the 1.40m $15k #jumper prix #Quintessence jumped in his typical freakish fashion for the win! Botanja also jumped well to finish 11th. #showjumping #backtodressage

Posted by DPEquestrian LLC on Saturday, April 3, 2021

And of course, Doug also took home top honors in the The Fork CCI4*-S with longtime-partner Vandiver. They finished on their dressage score of 27.5, and Doug finished his two other mounts in the division, Quantum Leap and Starr Witness, in the top ten as well. Here is Vandiver’s dressage test, followed by a mash-up video of his event horses jumping under the lights:

What a great group of #horses! We were 4 for 4 #doubleclear tonight in the Fork CCI**** #showjumping. Currently Vandiver sits in 3rd, Starr Witness in 6th and Quantum Leap in 8th! Camarillo moved up to 12th in the CCI***! #showjumping #eventing #jumping #beastsall

Posted by DPEquestrian LLC on Saturday, April 3, 2021