Aaron Vale Begins with a Bang in $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 2*

Jul 15, 2021 - 9:48 PM

Tanimara Maria Macari Carrillo and Isla De Muze Move Up to Win in $10,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 2*

For Immediate Release

Allie Hay for TIEC

Mill Spring, NC – July 15, 2021 – Aaron Vale (USA) and Prescott soared to victory in the $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake at Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC), conquering the jump-off course with a time of 38.307 seconds. Vale also claimed the yellow ribbon along with Elusive, the 2009 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Rodrigoo x Capfucino) owned by Thinks Like A Horse, with a time of 38.954 seconds. Conor Swail (IRL) and Vital Chance de la Roque, the 2009 Selle Francais gelding (Diamant de Semilly x Rivage Du Poncel) owned in partnership with Adeline Hecart, rode to second place with a time of 38.642 seconds.

664_0736Aaron Vale and Prescott
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The course, designed by Guilherme Jorge (BRA), challenged 53 horse-and-rider combinations in the first round of competition. Twenty pairs jumped clear to return for the second round jump-off. Vale and Prescott, the 2012 Holsteiner gelding (Lordanos x Unknown) owned by Thinks Like A Horse, re-captured the lead after Elusive’s clear round and previous winning time was bested by Swail.

664_0656Conor Swail and Vital Chance de la Roque
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Vale’s plan going into the jump-off with Prescott, a less experienced horse than Elusive, was to leave out strides and go as efficiently as possible, he shared. “I was really fast! I probably did two strides fewer to the combination. He was balanced, jumped it easily, and was really quick coming out of the combination. We left one out of the next vertical. And at that point, I felt like I was up by quite a bit, so I felt like I just wanted to stay in my rhythm and not press it. I felt if I left the last three jumps up, I’d done enough to win it, and that was how it played out!”

664_0592Aaron Vale and Elusive
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Vale had a similar plan going into the jump-off with Elusive, explaining, “I wanted to go fast, obviously. In those big jump-offs, you don’t want to penalty stroke, back to the tee hitting three, you know? Because then, you go home with no check! But, he’s an experienced horse, so I went quite fast. I was a little surprised that Conor nipped me there in the end,” Vale admitted, “but again, it was close!”

664_0949Aaron Vale and Prescott in their presentation ceremony alongside Molly Oakman, TIEC Director of Equestrian Operations.
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Vale and his mounts returned to TIEC after a brief vacation and have already made their mark. “We love it here; we love it!” he said. “We were here a few weeks ago, and went home for a bit and now we’re back. We started with a bang, so hopefully we can keep it up!” After warming up with such consistent results in the Welcome Stake, Vale will be one to watch in Saturday’s $73,000 Cleghorn Gun Club Grand Prix CSI 2* with any mount beneath him.

Tanimara Maria Macari Carrillo and Isla De Muze Move Up to Win in $10,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 2*

Emily Carpenter for TIEC

July 14, 2021 – Tanimara Maria Macari Carrillo (MEX) and Isla De Muze claimed the victory over 31 pairs in Wednesday’s $10,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 2*. On the heels of Carrillo, grabbing second place, was Fillipo Marco Pignatti (ITA) and Ideaal ES, the 2013 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Ukato x Renata) owned by Take The High Road LLC, with a jump-off time of 32.705 seconds. Earning third place honors was Aaron Vale (USA) and Elusive, the 2009 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Rodrigoo x Capfucino) owned by Thinks Like A Horse, with a time of 33.033 seconds.

664_0052Tanimara Maria Macari Carrillo and Isla De Muze
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Tryon Summer 5 CSI 2* competition marks the start of Isla De Muze’s FEI career, a 2013 Westphalian mare (Iceman De Muze x Cento) that Carrillo owns herself. Carrillo has owned the mare for a little over a year, working hard to produce her mount to the international levels, and shared that she was thrilled with the results. “She’s grown up so much in the last six months. It’s [been] a lot of hard work between me, my trainer, and the whole team, so I’m really happy.”

664_0016Fillipo Marco Pignatti and Ideaal ES
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The Guilherme Jorge (BRA) designed course saw 31 horse-and-rider combinations in round one of competition, with 21 continuing onto the speed phase. Isla De Muze’s lengthy stride carried her through both phases of the course, her rider relayed. “We had a nice speed round. It wasn’t crazy fast, but it worked for us. She has a really big stride, so leaving strides out for her is not a problem.”

664_0011Aaron Vale and Elusive
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With a fiery start to this mare’s FEI career, Carrillo holds confidence that her first competition under the lights in Tryon Stadium, hopefully this week for the $73,000 Cleghorn Gun Club Grand Prix CSI 2*, will also be a positive experience. “She’s young and has never been under the lights, so we don’t want to put too much pressure on her. We’ll see how tomorrow goes and then we’ll decide.”

664_0194Tanimara Maria Macari Carrillo and Isla De Muze in their presentation ceremony.
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Whatever decision is made, Carrillo and Isla De Muze have had a great start to their week, and she emphasized that she loves the venue: “I really like it. I love the venue, I think the footing is great, and the stadium is really nice to ride in. It’s always a nice show to come to.”

For full results from the $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 2*, click here. 

For full results from the $10,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 2*, click here.

Tryon Summer 5 continues through Sunday, July 18. The $6,000 Speed Stake CSI 2* kicks off Friday morning at 8:30am, Saturday evening features the $73,000 Cleghorn Gun Club Grand Prix CSI 2* at 8:00pm in Tryon Stadium. Live streaming for highlight classes is available at www.Tryon.com/streaming. Learn more about the competition schedule at www.Tryon.com/compete

Photos ©Sportfot. These photos may only be used once in relation to this press release. Tryon Summer Series competitors can request photos and review galleries at www.Tryon.com/photos.

 

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