Tanner Korotkin Claims Double Podium with $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 3* Win

Oct 21, 2021 - 5:15 PM

Tanner Korotkin and Deauville S Sweep $37,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 3*

Margie Engle Guides Cesna M to First FEI Victory in $2,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 3*

For Immediate Release

Sarah Madden for TIEC

Mill Spring, NC – October 21, 2021 – Tanner Korotkin (USA) went two-for-two in FEI competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC), topping the $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 3* with Volo’s Diamond on a time of 37.957 seconds in the jump off. Karl Cook (USA) and Coachella 4, the 2012 Oldenburg mare (Christian 25 x Last Liberty 2) owned by Signe Ostby, cleared the short course in a time of 38.772 for second. Rowan Willis (AUS) guided Wellington Grey Goose, his own 2011 mare of unknown breeding, to a time of 38.786 seconds for third place.

IMG_0129Tanner Korotkin and Volo’s Diamond
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Fifteen horse-and-rider pairs qualified for the jump-off track from 59 pairs who challenged the first round set by course designer Olaf Petersen, Jr. (GER). Korotkin and the 2011 Oldenburg gelding (Stakkatol x Baloubet De Rouet) owned by Sandalwood Farms were first to go, and Korotkin knew he had an all-star lineup of fast competitors to follow behind him.

“I knew there were a lot of good riders behind me, like Karl [Cook], Rowan [Willis], and McClain [Ward] and many others. I knew I had to be quick, and I was planning on doing nine strides from the first fence to the second, but I got swung out a bit and ended up doing the ten. I was still quick enough everywhere else!”

IMG_0311Karl Cook and Coachella 4
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Korotkin earned his first career FEI win in Wednesday’s $37,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 3*, making Thursday’s $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 3* doubly sweet. “Today’s course was a bit bigger for a 3*,” Korotkin assessed. “There were a ton of very good riders in this class, and my horse jumped absolutely incredibly today. It was a big enough track – maybe a little easier of a course, but a tougher competition than last week – it was very tough!”

Newly-paired with Volo’s Diamond, Korotkin is eager to compete in more international competitions and build on the experiences gained in recent weeks. He continued:

IMG_0344Rowan Willis and Wellington Grey Goose
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“I don’t have too much jump-off experience with that guy, so I’m absolutely thrilled that we were able to keep up the pace.” Korotkin figures that pace had the most to do with his win, he reflected. “I think overall, it was very, very close. Karl was right behind me. I might’ve had it at the third to last jump, the oxer, and back to that vertical is where I would say I got it.

IMG_0474Tanner Korotkin and Volo’s Diamond in their presentation ceremony alongside Molly Oakman, TIEC Director of Equestrian Operations, and Steve Rector, Ringmaster.
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“This is a relatively new horse for me,” Korotkin concluded when asked about his future plans. “I’ll do the Saturday $137,000 ESI Footing Grand Prix CSI 3* this week, and then we’ll go back down to Florida with the Sweetnams for the winter. Hopefully I’ll keep climbing and doing some bigger classes with him.”

Tanner Korotkin and Deauville S Sweep $37,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 3*

October 20, 2021 – Tanner Korotkin (USA) and Deauville S came out on top after the $37,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 3* saw 42 entries challenge the Olaf Petersen, Jr. (GER) course, stopping the speed phase timers in 32.674 seconds. The class was Korotkin’s first win at the FEI level. Karl Cook (USA) and Kalinka Van’t Zorgvliet, Signe Ostby’s 2010 Belgian Warmblood mare (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Flipper d’Elle), cleared the speed phase in a time of 33.963 seconds to receive second place. Third place went to Rowan Willis (AUS) and Billy Guilder, the 2009 Anglo-European Sport Horse gelding (Billy Congo x Cavalier) owned in partnership with The Billy Stud, after their clear, 34.562-second performance in the speed phase.

IMG_8537Tanner Korotkin and Deauville S
©TIEC/Natalie Suto

Korotkin and the 2006 Holsteiner gelding (Diamant de Semilly x Lux Z) owned by Castlewood Farm, Inc., a former ride of Laura Kraut, have been together for a year and a half, he shared, adding that the horse has taken him into CSI 3* classes with ease. “He’s done everything, basically. He’s a little bit older now. He’s won a bunch of the U25 classes, taken me to a bunch of these CSI 3* ranking classes, and he’s just an absolutely exceptional horse. He gives it his all, and he’s probably one of the fastest horses out there right now. He’s completely unbelievable!”

The duo were one of 11 pairs to post double-clear rounds, and Korotkin’s winning speed phase came from Deauville S’ athletic ability and unique style of going, he explained.

IMG_9027Tanner Korotkin and Deauville S in their presentation ceremony alongside Steve Rector, Ringmaster.
©TIEC/Natalie Suto

“He has his own style; he goes a bit sideways and really makes those turns a bit easier in their own way, and maybe a little harder in certain circumstances. At the first turn back to the double, I knew I had to do the six [strides] there if I wanted to be fast enough.” Korotkin concluded, “For everything else, I just went as quickly as possible. He turned so well and he has a big enough stride so he’ll get it done.”

Margie Engle Guides Cesna M to First FEI Victory in $2,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 3*

October 20, 2021 – Margie Engle (USA) piloted Cesna M, the 2012 Oldenburg gelding (Check In 2 x Sandro Boy) owned by Virginia T. Bartholomay, to his first FEI victory in Wednesday’s $2,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 3* in Tryon Stadium, navigating the speed test in a time of 37.045 seconds. Hyde Moffatt (CAN) and Gisborne VDL, the 2011 Dutch Warmblood stallion (VDL Zirocco Blue x Goodtimes) owned by Ariel Grange, conquered the Olaf Petersen, Jr. (GER) course in 37.608 seconds for reserve honors, while Peter Petschenig (AUT) and It’s The Senator 111, the 2008 Belgian Warmblood (Der Senaat 111 x Ohio Van De Padenborre) owned Petschenig Showjumping LLC., combined for third on a time of 38.308 seconds.

IMG_8054Margie Engle and Cesna M
©TIEC/Natalie Suto

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

For full results from the $37,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 3*, click here.

For full results from the $2,000 Power & Speed Stake CSI 3*, click here. 

Tryon Fall 5 competition continues Friday, October 22, with the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby taking place at 8:00am EST in the International Stadium. A $6,000 Speed Stake CSI 3* will take place at 1:00pm EST in Tryon Stadium. Highlight competitions are available for live streaming at www.Tryon.com/streaming and competitions are open to the public for in-person viewing. For full competition information, visit www.Tryon.com/compete

Photos ©TIEC. These photos may only be used once, in relation to this press release. Competitors may request photos be taken of their Fall Series rides or view and purchase photos at www.Tryon.com/photos. With questions, contact media@tryon.com

 

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