Tryon Fall Finale 2: Olivia Kuo and Rebel De Vizy Take the Win in the $1,000 Open 2'6 Hunter Derby Hunt and Go

Nov 13, 2022 - 8:27 PM

Vick Russell and L’Comme Cento N89 Win the $1,000 Jumper Stake


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Lily Yampolsky for TIEC

Mill Spring, NC – November 12, 2022 – The $1,000 Open 2’6 Hunter Derby Hunt and Go win went to Olivia Kuo (Charlotte, NC) and her own Rebel De Vizy with a score of 169. In second was Raven Gropp (Augusta, GA) and Jeanne Gropp’s Darcosall, the 2015 Holsteiner gelding (Darcodello x Valentina III) with a score of 165. Finishing in the third place position was Liza Tittle (Roswell, GA) and Tittle Sport Horses Remember When, the 2015 Warmblood gelding (Unknown x Unknown) who earned a score of 164.5.

TF8SATNS018462Olivia Kuo and Rebel De Vizy
©Natalie Suto for TIEC

The class was contested by 15 entries, with Kuo and the 2005 Selle Français gelding Rebel de Vizy (Unknown x Unknown) having the overall highest score after earning an 83 in the first phase and an 86 in the handy phase.

TF8SATNS018394Raven Gropp and Darcosall
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“The first round went really well. He walked the lines super well and did everything I asked him to. When it was time for the handy part of the derby, I was really excited because he’s such a handy horse. He really couldn’t have been better. He did all the turns I asked for and jumped it all super well, so I’m very happy with him.” 

TF8SATNS018431Liza Tittle and Remember When
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The pair have created a partnership together in the last couple years, with Kuo saying, “I’ve had him for about two years now. He’s just the best boy ever. He will put up with anything and always gives his absolute best effort. He’s just the sweetest boy.”

TF8SATNS018517Olivia Kuo and Rebel De Vizy in their presentation ceremony.
©Natalie Suto for TIEC

Kuo is local to TIEC, so she has spent a lot of time showing at the venue this year, she concluded. “I love TIEC,” Kuo explained. “It’s such a nice experience between horse showing and having all the restaurants and shops. I love coming here to show, and I know the horses love it too.”

For full results from the $1,000 Open 2’6 Hunter Derby, click here.

Vick Russell and L’Comme Cento N89 Win the $1,000 Jumper Stake

November 13, 2022 – Vick Russell (Columbus, NC) and his own L’Comme Cento N89, the 2011 Warmblood gelding (Cento Lano x Go West C) finished on top in the $1,000 1.20m Jumper Stake with a time of 71.455 seconds. Russell also claimed second aboard his own Shining de Reve, the 2006 Selle Français gelding (Zandor Z x Akinella) with two time faults and a time of 79.862 seconds. Rounding out the top three was Michael Kocher (Tryon, NC) and Sabrina Torr’s 2011 Dutch Warmblood mare Reve de Goldfee (Namelus R x Unifee) with four jumping penalties and a time of 69.374.

TF8SUNBB019067Vick Russell and L’Comme Cento N89
©Bailey Beck for TIEC

For full results from the $1,000 1.20m Jumper Stake, click here.

Hunter Highlights

The Pavillon Low Adult Hunter 2’6 Division championship was awarded to Cindy Kloiber (Charlotte, NC) and her horse La Patron and reserve honors were given to Vicky Autry (Greensboro, NC) and her horse Copacabana.

Keira Walsh (Charlotte, NC) and her own Tollymore Road won the Viridien Children’s Hunter 3’ Division, with the reserve champion going to Olivia Kuo (Charlotte, NC) and her own Rebel De Vizy.

Jumper Highlights

The ProElite Child/Adult Jumper Division championship was won by Makenzie Klein (Mooresville, NC) and her own Shining Star and the reserve champion went to Emily Gann (Mcdonagh, GA) and her own Ambition.

The Low Child/Adult Jumper Division championship was won by Gabrielle Tekampe (Sherillsford, NC) and her own Fernhill Shenanigan with reserve honors going to Heidi Poinsett (Afton, TN) and her horse Bye Bye Birdie.

For full results from Tryon Fall Finale 2, click here.

The Tryon 2023 Calendar is now available! For more information please visit Winter unrated and schooling opportunities are TBA.

Photos ©Natalie Suto Photography for TIEC (Bailey Beck and Natalie Suto 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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