Dorothy Douglas and MTM Lolah LOL Take the Top Call in the $30,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by Meg and Damian Fine Homes & Equestrian Properties

Oct 22, 2022 - 3:13 PM

Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Prince of Peace are Victorious in the $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 3*


The $37,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 3* Win Goes to Vanessa Hood and Lou Lou VLS


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Lily Yampolsky for TIEC

Mill Spring, NC – October 21, 2022 – Dorothy Douglas (USA) and Abigail Davenport’s MTM Lolah LOL took the top call in the $30,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Meg and Damian Fine Homes & Equestrian Properties with a score of 373, beating their second place finish from the previous week. Reserve honors were given to Danielle Menker (USA) and Sergent Stables LLC’s 2012 Oldenburg stallion Sedrick (Spartacus x Ratanja) with a score of 365. Kelli Cruciotti Vanderveen (USA) and Serenity Farm’s 2011 Dutch Warmblood gelding, Gambler B (Campbell VDL x Adelwise VDL), took the third place position with a score of 343.

TF5FRICL154648Dorothy Douglas and MTM Lolah LOL
©Chelsea Lothrop for TIEC

Eight entries contested J.P. Godard’s (USA) course design, with Douglas and the 2013 Westphalian mare MTM Lolah LOL (Los Angeles x Palma) leading after the classic round with a score of 179. Douglas was able to keep the lead after finishing second in the handy round with a score of 194. With a full schedule competing in multiple competition rings at once, Douglas was able to take the top score in the classic round despite not walking the course:

TF5FRIBH157secondDanielle Menker and Sedrick
©Brittany Hirst for TIEC 

“I actually didn’t even have a chance to walk the first round. It was a little bit of a hectic morning! I had a horse in the 1.40m Jumpers. I wanted to just be smooth and get a good canter. I felt a little bit more comfortable on the grass after riding on the field last week. I knew what studs to put in, and [MTM Lolah LOL] felt comfortable. So first thing, I had to learn my course. After I watched a couple of my friends go, and I knew where I was going, I knew I wanted to be smooth and nice, which is what I need to do with her.”

TF5FRIBH157557Kelli Cruciotti Vanderveen and Gambler B
©Brittany Hirst for TIEC 

“For the handy, I was a little bit worried about the second jump after she rubbed it in the first round. So, my plan was to be tidy back to fence two. Then, to hold both reins to steady to the trot jump, and do all the high options. She was awesome.”

TF5FRICL154755Dorothy Douglas and MTM Lolah LOL in their presentation ceremony alongside presenting sponsor Meg Atkinson.
©Chelsea Lothrop for TIEC 

MTM Lolah LOL is no stranger to winning derbies, however in the spring, Douglas was not sure if the mare would even compete again, she revealed: “I’ve been riding her for about two years now. Last year she won overall most money earned in the derbies and we made the cover of the Chronicle a couple of months ago. She actually got hurt in April. She did the hyperbaric chamber treatment for six weeks after she severed her armpit really badly. So the fact that she’s even back up and showing, feels good, and wants to work is amazing. I’m so appreciative of the time I have with her; she’s pretty special.”

For full results from the $30,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Meg and Damian Fine Homes & Equestrian Properties, click here. 

Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Prince of Peace are Victorious in the $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 3*

October 20, 2022 – Kristen VanderVeen (USA) and Bull Run Jumpers Six LLC’s Bull Run’s Prince of Peace rode to victory in the $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 3* with a time of 37.01 seconds. In second was Luiz Francisco de Azevedo (BRA) and Santa Cecelia Stables LLC’s 2007 Dutch Warmblood gelding Collin (Colandro x Amethist) with a time of 38.43 seconds. Rounding out the top three was Kent Farrington (USA) riding Kent Farrington LLC’s 2014 Oldenburg mare Greya (Colestus x Contender) with a time of 38.84 seconds.

TF5ThursNS147403Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Prince of Peace
©Natalie Suto for TIEC

Fourteen entries advanced to the jump-off of the 57 entries to contest the Michel Vaillancourt (USA) designed course, with one rider electing to withdraw from the second round. VanderVeen and the 2009 Holsteiner gelding, Bull Run’s Prince of Peace (Cardenio x Contender), proved to be the quickest by almost a second and a half.

TF5ThursNS147433Luiz Francisco de Azevedo and Collin
©Natalie Suto for TIEC

“I thought this week’s track was a little bit bigger than last week. This is actually the first class my horse has jumped since this summer, so I was super pleased with him,” VanderVeen revealed. “The first round went well, and he jumped well. I thought [Michel Vaillancourt] did a nice job building the course. [For the jump-off] I tried to just pick up a gallop from the beginning and keep it. I took a little bit of a risk on the turns to the verticals. There were a few good slices. My horse has an amazing stride, so I could really run him at the last two jumps, and he stays really careful.”

TF5ThursNS147161Kent Farrington and Greya
©Natalie Suto for TIEC 

VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Prince of Peace have been a winning pair for years:

 “I’ve had him for probably five years now. He did World Cup Finals with me, so I know him pretty well. Today, after the first round, I just had such a good feeling on him and, knowing him, I thought ‘today’s the day.’ So my goal was to try and win this class.”

TF5ThursSS148069Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Prince of Peace in their presentation ceremony alongside TIEC Competition Manager J.P. Goddard
©Sarah Sturgis for TIEC 

“I like everything about [TIEC],” VanderVeen gushed. “I like the rings, I like the management. They’ve been good to me here. The footing has always been good and typically the weather’s amazing. We’ve been pretty cold these last couple mornings, but fall is so nice here with the leaves and the colors and everything. We just love coming here.”

For full results from the $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 3*, click here.

$37,000 Power and Speed CSI 3* Win Goes to Vanessa Hood and Lou Lou VLS

October 19, 2022 – The $37,000 Power and Speed CSI 3* was won by Vanessa Hood (USA) and Take Two LLC’s Lou Lou VLS with a time of 38.24 seconds in the speed phase. Jacqueline Ruyle (USA) and her own 2011 Zangersheide mare Cyramo Z (Clarimo x Vigo D Arsouilles STX) took the second place position with a time of 38.48 seconds. In third was Roberto Teran Tafur (COL) riding Rocking Basilisk Farm LLC’s Santana (Cascadello I x Carthago) with a time of 38.78 seconds.

TF5WEDCL144349 Vanessa Hood and Lou Lou VLS
©Chelsea Lothrop for TIEC 

Thirty-six entries traversed the Michel Vaillancourt (CAN) course, with Hood and 2011 Belgian Warmblood mare Lou Lou VLS  (Elvis Ter Putte x Erco Van’t Roosakker) being the fastest double clear to take the win.

TF5WEDCL144425Jacqueline Ruyle and Cyramo Z
©Chelsea Lothrop for TIEC 

“My goal was to jump clear in the first phase and then just execute my plan in the second phase. I did the leave out in six after the double and a lot of people did seven. It was a little bit of an ambitious leave out, but I just committed right away and I knew my horse would be right there with me, and she was. I think that was what made the difference for the win.”

TF5WEDCL144511Roberto Teran Tafur and Santana
©Chelsea Lothrop for TIEC 

Lou Lou VLS and Hood have been partners for a bit now: “I’ve had [Lou Lou VLS] for a couple of years now. She was USEF Horse of the Year last year in the High Amateur Owner Jumpers. This year, we’re starting to step her up just a little bit, do some national Grand Prixs and our goal was to jump some ranking classes. And so for her to win one of my first ranking classes with her is amazing.”

TF5WEDBB144041Vanessa Hood and Lou Lou VLS in their presentation ceremony alongside TIEC Competition Manager J.P. Goddard
©Bailey Beck for TIEC 

“I think TIEC has a great facility,” Hood exclaimed, “I think it’s nice for the horses. The stabling is nice and the footing is great. There’s a lot of great class offerings, between the FEI classes and the national classes. I also jump the amateur jumpers, so for me, it’s an ideal show.  I can bring a number of horses and there are divisions for each one of them, and so it ends up being a great show to come to for my team.”

For full results from the $37,000 Power & Speed, click here.

Tryon Fall 5 continues through Sunday October 23rd, featuring the $139,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI 3* in the Tryon Stadium at 7pm. Saturday Night Lights presented by Tryon Horse & Home will feature Oktoberfest, where you can enjoy your favorite German Treats and live authentic German music both Friday and Saturday.

Photos © TIEC (Bailey Beck, Brittany Hirst, Chelsea Lothrop, Natalie Suto, and Sarah Sturgis as noted). These photos may only be used once, in relation to this press release. Official show photos can be viewed and purchased at With questions, please contact

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