Sharn Wordley Captures $36,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 2* Win at Tryon

May 3, 2019 - 10:39 AM
Santiago Lambre and Dingeman Claim $6,000 1.40m Power & Speed Stake 
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Tryon, NC – May 2, 2019 – Sharn Wordley (NZL) and Gatsby took home the win in Thursday’s $36,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 2* to kick off Tryon Spring 1 competition, clearing the short-course in 38.28 seconds with his own Gatsby. Fernando Cardenas Jr. (COL) and his own Quincy Car, a 2004 Oldenburg stallion (Galiani Car x Amour Parfait), put in a 40.653-second jump-off round to land in second place, while Alberto Michan (ISR) and El Pacho, a 2009 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Cardento 933 x Goodtimes) owned by Pablo Mejia Villa, claimed third place on a time of 40.736 seconds.

Sharn Wordley and Gatsby

Course designer Manuel Esparza (MEX) had 32 pairs test the first-round track, with 12 entries returning to challenge the jump-off course. Wordley and the 2004 Irish Sport Horse stallion (Simba x Cruise On) took a very technical approach to shaving off time in the second round, he explained.
Fernando Cardenas Jr. and Quincy Car
“The jump-off was quick. I chose a different tactic than most: I went inside a jump they didn’t go inside, and went around a jump they did go inside. I think it was more a technical thing, and that’s where I made up the time,” he said.
Alberto Michan and El Pacho
“It was a nicely-built course,” Wordley elaborated, “and good for the first day. It rode well. I got caught out [of the first round] on my first horse, Rye Val De Mai, because I was just a second over the time. I didn’t realize the time was as tight as it was.”

Sharn Wordley and Gatsby in their presentation ceremony alongside
Lance Bennett, Competition Manager.

His winning mount, Wordley revealed, took the win on his first show back after a break. “Gatsby hasn’t shown in two months, but he jumped well. He’s fifteen years old. He’ll jump the $72,000 St. Luke’s Hospital Grand Prix Saturday night, and I usually use him for 2* Grands Prix and 1.50m classes. He’s a great horse and he wins a lot,” Wordley concluded. “He’ll be showing here a lot.”
Santiago Lambre and Dingeman Claim $6,000 1.40m Power & Speed Stake
Santiago Lambre in his presentation ceremony with Lance Bennett, Competition Manager.
Santiago Lambre (MEX) and Dingeman, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Nintender x Darnels) owned by Aurora Rangel De Alba, sped to win the $6,000 1.40m Power & Speed Stake to begin Tryon Spring 1 CSI 2* competition, stopping the speed round timers in 33.509 seconds. Alberto Michan (ISR) and Gletscher EIS E, a 2011 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Up to Date x Animo) owned by A D M Equestrian, followed in second with a time of 35.251 seconds, and Erin Haas (USA) and North Face Farms’s Umano Des Dragons, a 2008 Selle Francais gelding (Diamant De Semilly x Objet D’art), stopped the timers in 36.887 seconds to take third.
Click here to view full results from Wednesday’s $6,000 1.40m Power & Speed Stake.
Click here to view full results from Thursday’s $36,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 2*.
Tryon Spring 1 CSI 2* competition continues Friday, May 3, with Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation competition, featuring a lineup starting at 8:00am in Tryon Stadium including the $5,000 1.40m Nutrena® Open Jumper Stake, a $2,000 1.30m Adequan® Open Jumper Stake, and the $2,000 1.20m CaptiveOne Advisors Open Jumper Stake. The week’s highlight class, the $72,000 St. Luke’s Hospital Grand Prix CSI 2*, will kick off in Tryon Stadium at 8:00pm on Saturday, May 4, with free “Saturday Night Lights” activities beginning at 6:00pm. Visit to learn more.
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About Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort: 
Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian  Games™ Tryon 2018, is one of the world’s ultimate equestrian lifestyle destinations with first-class facilities for all FEI disciplines and showcasing Hunter/Jumper, Equitation, Steeplechase, Polo, and multidiscipline events in Mill Spring, NC. From carousel to competition, the mission of Tryon Resort is to celebrate the magic of the horse, grow equestrian sport, and increase access to this majestic animal. A haven for equestrian competitors and enthusiasts, Tryon Resort is an iconic, year-round destination for connoisseurs of diverse cuisine and shopping, lodging getaways, and family entertainment. Learn more at

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