Roberto Teran Tafur and Dez’Ooktoff Top $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 2*

Jul 14, 2022 - 9:03 PM

Sarah Hubbard and Latino van de Looise Heide Claim Victory in $6,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 2*

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Connelly Grant for TIEC

Mill Spring, NC – July 14, 2022 – Roberto Teran Tafur (COL) and his own Dez’Ooktoff took home the blue in Thursday’s $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 2* at Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC). Eliza Kimball (USA) picked up second place aboard her own Eclips, a 2009 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Baloubet de Rouet x Highline). Rounding out the podium was Filip de Wandel (BEL) and Manhattan Van’t Leeuwerikenhof, the 2012 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Emerald van’t Ruytershof x Kashmir van Schuttershof) owned by Five Way Farm LLC.

TSUM5THBB24788Roberto Teran Tafur and Dez’Ooktoff
©Bailey Beck for TIEC

Fifty-eight entries challenged the first round of the class, with courses set by Guilherme Jorge (BRA). Nine entries representing five countries qualified for the jump off, and Teran Tafur was the only rider to bring forward two mounts for the short course test. With Santana, the 2013 Holsteiner gelding (Cascadello I x Carthago) owned by Rocking Basilisk Farm LLC, Teran Tafur grabbed a seventh place finish with a speedy time of 36.86, knocking one rail for a score of four faults.

TSUM5THBB24968Eliza Kimball and Eclips
©Bailey Beck for TIEC

Dez’Ooktoff, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood stallion (Colandro x Lys Rouge), found the CSI 2* competition to be easy, given that he has already competed as an Olympic mount for Teran Tafur. “He’s my main horse; I went to the Olympics last year with him to Tokyo. We are just getting ready to go to [the World Equestrian Games] (WEG) in August,” said Teran Tafur about his winning mount. “We were going to do a few big shows in Europe, but we didn’t have the chance to go. We went to Rome a month ago, and this is our last stop just to get him going and keep him in shape before we go to WEG!”

TSUM5WIZ22354Filip de Wandel and Manhattan van’t Leeuwerikenhof
©Isabel McSwain for TIEC

Teran Tafur commented that while the course was technical, he was still able to ride it smoothly. “It was a very technical course, Guilherme [Jorge] is a really good course designer. Actually, everything showed up great for me!”

“In the jump off, I was lucky enough I was able to do all of the leave-outs I was wanting to do and the rollback was right there. It was a great day!” Teran Tafur said about his jump off round that secured him the blue ribbon.

TSUM5THBB25037Roberto Teran Tafur and Dez’Ooktoff in their presentation ceremony alongside Ringmaster Steve Rector.
©Bailey Beck for TIEC

“I have been coming to Tryon for many years, Teran Tafur recapped. “I love this place; the stabling is good, the footing is great, and I love the area. I always come for a few weeks during the summer and then in the fall. I like it here!”

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

Sarah Hubbard and Latino van de Looise Heide Claim Victory in $6,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 2*

July 13, 2022 – Sarah Hubbard (USA) rode Latino van de Looise Heide to claim victory in Wednesday’s $6,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 2* in Tryon Stadium. Second place went to Cassio Rivetti (BRA) atop Delaney Batter’s Cristal de Menardiere, a 2012 Origine Constatee gelding (Kristal de Prissey x Lhara de Moyon). Third prize was picked up by Nick Haness (USA) and Gerko III van de Zeilhoek, a 2011 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Arko III x Quidam de Revel) owned by Lindsay Maxwell.

TSUM5WIZ22315Sarah Hubbard and Latino van de Looise Heide
©Isabel McSwain for TIEC

Latino van de Looise Heide, a 2011 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Cantos x Quadrillos) owned by Hubbard Horses, LLC, has been with Hubbard for the majority of his career, she shared. “I’ve had him for almost five years. He’s really fast, so today I wasn’t trying to go too crazy and even then he’s really fast. He’s been really great lately; he’s won a lot.”

TSUM5WIZ22652Cassio Rivetti and Cristal de Menardiere
©Isabel McSwain for TIEC

“The first phase was really nice and smooth,” Hubbard said about her journey though the Guilherme Jorge (BRA) course design. “And in the second phase, there were a couple inside turns where you could go in or around, so I just practiced doing those inside turns and it worked out for me!”

TSUM5WIZ22498Nick Haness and Gerko III van de Zeilhoek
©Isabel McSwain for TIEC

Hubbard found her advantage in her horse’s natural fast pace and in turning efficiently, she noted. “I think I just got my rollbacks pretty tight. I saw the forward one [distance] off the turn and then he’s naturally just so quick across the ground that if I do the same strides as everyone else, usually he’ll shave off a second or two.”

TSUM5WIZ22692Sarah Hubbard and Latino van de Looise Heide in their presentation ceremony.
©Isabel McSwain for TIEC

Based in Cornwall, CT, Hubbard decided to return to the venue for the summer series after a positive experience this spring. “I was here in May for a couple weeks and it was really great, so I wanted to come back. I really like showing here!” Hubbard concluded.

For full results from the $6,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 2*, click here.

Tryon Summer 5 continues through Sunday, July 17, with the Tryon Summer Series running through Sunday, July 24. During Tryon Summer 6, Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation competition will round out the Summer Series alongside the USHJA Zone 3 & 4 Team and Platinum Jumper Championships. For more information, visit

Photos ©TIEC (Bailey Beck and Isabel McSwain as noted). These photos may only be used once, in relation to this press release. Competitors may view and purchase official show photos as well as request their rounds be photographed each week by visiting With questions, contact

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