Tryon, NC – September 1, 2015 - As the summer comes to a close, Wyndmont Inc will be leaving their base in Tryon, North Carolina to return to Florida, but they will be coming home with a bevy of new ribbons and championship titles. During the final week of the prestigious horse show, the Wyndmont team claimed four championship tricolors, as well as two circuit championship tricolors.
Australian rider Matt Williams led the way by earning a victory in the 1.40m Open Jumpers with the only double clear performance aboard Zephyr. The pair’s winning effort helped them capture the division’s championship prize. At the end of the week, Williams and Zephyr showed to a ninth place finish in the $50,000 Grand Prix, where it was Valinski S stealing the Wyndmont spotlight. Williams piloted the 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding to a faultless jump-off for the second place prize.
Williams was also competed aboard the Nordic Lights Farm entries NLF Billy on Show and NLF Newsflash in the Open Jumpers. With NLF Billy on Show, Williams placed second and fourth in the 1.35m Open Jumpers, and with NLF Newsflash he earned the sixth place award in the $10,000 Suncast Open Welcome Stake.
Junior riders Nicole Loochtan and Hailey Tyler were also successful under the Wyndmont banner. During the beginning of the week, Loochtan showed Memory Lane to two first place ribbons to earn the Performance Hunter Reserve Championship, and with consistent performances throughout the summer the pair won the division’s circuit championship. Over the weekend, Loochtan and Memory Lane also earned two first place ribbons in the Amateur-Owner/Junior Hunters to earn the division championship, as well as the Junior Hunter reserve circuit championship.
“Memory Lane a wonderful little horse and we are looking forward to him showing in Florida,” said trainer Ronnie Beard. “He’s actually quite green, but he looks like he’s going to be a really good one.”
In the Low Adult/Children’s Jumpers, Hailey Tyler kicked off the weekend with a win in the first class with Out for Justice. The pair then laid down a perfect double clear performance in the Classic to take home their second victory of the week and claim the division championship.
Beard concluded, “I think the most important thing about this summer is that we consistently stayed in one place for so long. The horses had a great opportunity to be schooled as they showed. The facility was very lending towards being able to school them, and you were able to design your own show schedule for each horse.”
The horses of Wyndmont Inc will now be returning to Loxahatchee, Florida for a well-deserved break before traveling to California at the end of September.