Tryon Fall 4: Roberto Teran Tafur and BP Wakita Win the $25,000 Sunday Classic

Oct 17, 2022 - 5:44 PM

Luis Sabino Gonçalves and Vick du Croisy Race to Win the $37,000 Power & Speed CSI 3*


Margie Goldstein-Engle Makes it Two For Two Riding Cesna M to the Win in the $6,000 Speed Stake CSI 3*


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Lily Yampolsky for TIEC


Mill Spring, NC – October 16, 2022 – The $25,000 Sunday Classic winner was Roberto Teran Tafur (Wellington, FL) and Trefoil Farm LLC’s BP Wakita with a speedy time of 36.841. In second was Elizabeth Madden (Cazenovia, NY) and Abigail Wexner’s 2014 Dutch Warmblood Hummer Z (Harley VDL x Tulana) with a time of 39.76. Ramiro Quintana (Wellington, FL) and Play The Game LLC’s 2011 Sella Italiano gelding Gotico Di Ca’ San Giorgio (Diamant de Semilly x Fatti Bella) blazed into the third place position with a time of 38.307 and 4 jumping faults.

TF4SUNBH140952Roberto Teran Tafur and BP Wakita
©Brittany Hirst for TIEC 

Five pairs advanced to the jump off of the 40 entries to contest Peter Grant’s (CAN) course. Tafur and the 2013 Irish Sport Horse mare BP Wakita (Pacino x BP Masterpiece) were able to take the win by a wide margin. 

TF4SUNSS138093Elizabeth Madden and Hummer Z
©Sarah Sturgis for TIEC 

“[Both rounds] went great. She’s a very smart mare. She’s only nine. She won a Grand Prix here about a month ago. Klee Hellerman owns her, and she has been developing her since she was five. She did a great job. [BP Wakita] has a great canter and she’s careful. She’s a very smart mare, so these technical courses with a horse like her makes your life way easier.”

TF4SUNSS138044Ramiro Quintana and Gotico Di Ca’ San Giorgio
©Sarah Sturgis for TIEC 

BP Wakita is a newer ride for Tafur, but the two have been getting on together well, with many wins under their belt together: “I’ve been riding her since the spring, as Klee’s taking a little break. We are jumping her in the ranking classes now, and she has won a couple of those already. We’re just giving her mileage for her to be a top Grand Prix horse. She’s a really fast horse by nature. The two rollbacks showed up perfect for her and  when I needed to gallop to both oxers, and then to the in and out, thankfully it showed up on the stride. When that happens, with a fast horse, it’s for sure a win.” 

TF4SUNBH140969Roberto Teran Tafur and BP Wakita in their presentation ceremony.
©Brittany Hirst for TIEC 

Tafur is a staple at the TIEC show grounds, saying, “I love the weather here in the spring and in the fall. I think the footing is great. The facility is lovely and the stalls are fantastic. We know the area now because we have come for so many years and we enjoy our time here. It’s a really good stopping our way down to Florida.”

 For full results from the $25,000 Sunday Classic, click here.

Luis Sabino Gonçalves and Vick du Croisy Race to Win the $37,000 Power & Speed CSI 3*

October 12, 2022 – Luis Sabino Gonçalves (POR) and Sigma Stables LLC’s Vick du Croisy sped to win the $37,000 Power and Speed CSI 3* with a time of 40.65 seconds. Second place was awarded to Erynn Ballard (CAN) and The Z Group’s 2012 Zangersheide gelding Corner Pocket Z (Cornet Obolensky x Lux Z) with a time of 40.83 seconds. In third was Grant Seger (USA) and Fox Lair Performance, LLC’s 2010 Hanoverian gelding Yoghi FLP (FRH Quaid x Stakkato) with a time of 42.72 seconds.

TF4WEDBB119210Luis Sabino Gonçalves and Vick du Croisy
©Bailey Beck for TIEC 

Twenty-eight entries contested Peter Grant’s (CAN) course, with Gonçalves being the quickest to navigate the speed portion aboard the 2009 Selle Français mare Vick du Croisy (Lord Carthago x Vondeen). 

TF4WEDSS119093Erynn Ballard and Corner Pocket Z
©Sarah Sturgis for TIEC 

“She is so competitive that I trusted her and I played the game and she listened very well.”

TF4WEDBB119154Grant Seger and Yoghi FLP
©Bailey Beck for TIEC 

Despite being a new pair, Gonçalves and Vick du Croisy have racked up some FEI wins already: “She’s a 13 years old mare that she already did the 4* classes in Italy with [Marco Pellegrino]. I bought her a few months ago and we’ve already won a few classes together in Ocala.”

TF4WEDSS119144Luis Sabino Gonçalves and Vick du Croisy in their presentation ceremony alongside TIEC Competition Manager J.P. Goddard
©Sarah Sturgis for TIEC 

Gonçalves showed at TIEC for the first time during the FEI World Equestrian Games in 2018, and has been back many times since: “I was here [at TIEC] last year with her half-brother, Argan De Beliard, who Lillie Keenan now rides. I love to be here because it is a super facility and I love the atmosphere.”

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

Margie Goldstein-Engle Makes it Two For Two Riding Cesna M to the Win in the $6,000 Speed Stake CSI 3*

October 14, 2022 – The $6,000 Speed Stake CSI 3* win was awarded to Margie Goldstein-Engle (USA) for the second week in a row, this time riding Virginia T. Bartholomay’s 2012 Oldenburg gelding Cesna M (Check In 2 x Caletto I) with a time of 71.48 seconds. In second was Kent Farrington (USA) and Kent Farrington LLC’s 2014 Zangersheide mare Toulayna (Toulon x Parco) with a time of 79.33 seconds. Caitlyn Connors (USA) and Five Henry Stables’ 2009 Zangersheide gelding Falcon de Hus Z (Florian de la Vie*Bazooka x Adlantus AS) finished out the top three with the fastest time of 70.56 seconds, but with 4 jumping faults.

TF4FRISS125824Margie Goldstein-Engle and Cesna M in their presentation ceremony alongside TIEC Competition Manager J.P. Goddard
©Sarah Sturgis for TIEC 

For full results from the $6,000 Speed Stake CSI 3*, click here.

Hunter Highlights:
The Pavillon Low Adult Hunter Division championship was awarded Dr. Mitzi Treske (Waxhaw, NC) and her own Evanston. The reserve championship was won by Taylor Kungle (Preston, CT) and her own Boston.

Henry Master’s Eurythmic and Suzanna Treske (Waxhaw, NC) won the Parsec Financial USHJA Hunter 2’6 Division champion, with Kelci Crenshaw (Canton, GA) and Kristin Halligan’s Schweppes Casidu earning the reserve champion.

Jumper Highlights:
The Big Ass Fan’s Open Jumper 1.20m Division champion was won by John Brown (Mill Spring, NC) and his own G. Cantanita S. with Roberto Teran Tafur (Wellington, FL) and Rocking Basilisk Farm, LLC’s Deep Purple winning the reserve champion.

Ry Bradford (Jefferson, GA) aboard In Clover Farm LLC’s Cardento’s Captivate earned the ProElite Children’s Jumper 1.10 Division champion, with Eva Paliouras (Lima, FL) riding P Stables LLC’s Jovanka capturing the reserve champion.

For full division results from Tryon Fall 4, click here.

The Tryon Fall Series continues through October 30, with Saturday Night Lights presented by Tryon Horse & Home continuing through every Saturday in October. The Tryon Fall Finale Series will follow in November, featuring two weeks of B/Level 3 Hunter/Jumper competition. For more information about the 2022 fall competition calendar, visit

Photos ©TIEC (Bailey Beck, Brittany Hirst, 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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