Brandie Holloway and Lucky Strike Fly to First Place in $50,000 Tryon Grand Prix

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Brandie Holloway and Lucky Strike Fly to First Place in $50,000 Tryon Grand Prix 

Amelia Zahn Wins Taylor Harris Insurance Services

Children’s Medal Aboard Coco Luxe





Mill Spring, NC – May 16, 2015 – The inaugural “Saturday Night Lights”

Grand Prix at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) there generic phenergan 250 50 generic name of phenergan buy phenergan online served a

monumental occasion for the venue, as a large number of members

from the local community came to enjoy and support the first evening

competition of the season. Brandie Holloway of Topeka, KS, and Lucky

Strike topped the highlight class, The $50,000 Tryon Grand Prix.

Holloway and Lucky Strike finished the jump-off just over one-hundredth

of second faster than Nina Fagerstrom (FIN) and Flower who followed

in second. Daniel Geitner and Kenwood finished in third, putting in a

fast clear round in 44.719 seconds. Tomorrow marks the last day of

competition at Tryon Spring 5. Competition at Tryon Spring 6 will begin

Wednesday, May 20 and the Tryon Spring Series will continue through

June 7.


Holloway and Lucky Strike have had somewhat of an unusual beginning

to their partnership, as “Lucky” was originally purchased as an equitation

horse for Holloway’s daughter, Hunter. The 2006 Holsteiner gelding

(Lasino x Imandra I) is extremely talented and ended up exceling in

the upper level jumpers with Brandie when Hunter took over the ride

on her previous Grand Prix mount Any Given Sunday for equitation

and hunter classes.


Brandie Holloway and Lucky Strike


“We had originally bought him for Hunter as an equitation

horse and he was sidelined with an injury during USET Finals,

so she borrowed my Grand Prix horse Any Given Sunday for the

equitation,” explained Holloway. “She took Sunny down to Palm Beach

with her, which left me with Lucky, and I knew he was scopey so we

started with the Level 6 and 7 jumpers and at the end of the month we

were doing The HITS Million in Ocala.”


The gelding cruised around both rounds of the class, flying through

the finish in 43.318 seconds in the jump-off to secure the win. Holloway

was thrilled with Lucky Strike, who has brought her back to Grand Prix

scene in top form.


“It’s been a while since I’ve been back into Grand Prix competition, and

it feels awesome,” she said. “Even though he’s still somewhat green to

this level, he is just the biggest hearted horse I’ve ever sat on. ‘No’ is


even in his vocabulary. I felt like it was a good course for him because


big and scopey, and he can be a little catty. You needed a real horse

for this class.”


The Guilherme Jorge (BRA) designed course had some technical aspects,

especially the oxer to oxer combination, which needed a forward and

well-balanced ride. Holloway attributes some of Lucky Strike’s performance

to his excellent equitation background with her daughter Hunter.


“His equitation experience came in nicely because there were several

areas where the strides were really open and then you needed to come

back, especially from Fence 5 to Fence 6, and he did. He came back so

nicely for me through there,” she commented. “I just felt like it would be

a great course for him and when I saw Candice [King] go in the jump-off

I knew I just needed a good gallop because he has a huge step and that

was my thought process from there, just smooth and fast.”


Brandie Holloway and Lucky Strike in their presentation ceremony with Sponsorship Manager Whitney Stahl

As a true riding family, sharing is caring according to Brandie, as she

detailed how she and Hunter tend to switch off horses and share

depending on what they need throughout the season.


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laughed Holloway when asked if Hunter would now take Lucky Strike

back for herself. “To be honest when we buy horses, we share them,

both ride them. We always try to buy something that both of us can

ride, so if somebody’s away we can keep them in training and buy viagra online – the lowest viagra price guaranteed, fast free worldwide shipping, big selection of other cheap ed products, without prescription. so forth.

We try to buy really conventional horses, the ones that can do everything

and do it well.”


Holloway and Lucky Strike are qualified for the Grand Prix at Devon

Horse Show next week, which will be a highlight in their season schedule

this year, but Holloway is looking forward to coming back to TIEC for

more competition throughout the year.


“We qualified for the Grand Prix at Devon next week, and I didn’t ever

plan on even competing there. A few months ago I never in the world

would have thought that I would have a Grand Prix horse to do at Devon

but here we are,” she smiled. “But we could not be happier here. This is

absolutely beyond our expectations. We’re in a cabin down by the barn

that is absolutely beautiful, and TIEC will be on our schedule for multiple

weeks from here on out. The footing is incredible, and we are just so i




Final Results for $50,000 Tryon Grand Prix

1. LUCKY STRIKE, buy dapoxetine online us no prescription dapoxetine. men’s health. male enhancement, fast worldwide shipping, pets. 2006 Holsteiner gelding by Lasino x Imandra I

BRANDIE HOLLOWAY, Hays Investment Corp.: 0/0/43.318


2. FLOWER, 2005 Belgian Warmblood mare by Bon Ami x Release vh Lindehof

NINA FAGERSTROM, Finca Horses Inc.: 0/0/45.493


3. KENWOOD, 2003 Oldenburg gelding by Kannan x Gertie

DANIEL GEITNER, The Kenwood Syndicate: 0/0/44.719


4. VALINSKI S, 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Ninjinski x Rockina

CANDICE KING, Wyndmont, Inc.: 0/0/45.493


5. KISMET 50, 2001 Belgian Warmblood mare by Kannan x Famosa Z

CANDICE KING, Bellissimo LLC: 0/4/42.606


6. BON GIORNO, 1999 Swedish Warmblood gelding by Acacio 948 x Bon Ami

BRYN SADLER, Showcase 81, LLC: 0/4/44.074


7. BULL RUN’S TESTIFY, 2004 Selle Francais gelding by Dollar Du Murier x Marquise Des Monts

KRISTEN VANDERVEEN, Bull Run Jumpers, Inc.: 1/80.673


8. BALOUMINA DU RY, 2003 Oldenburg mare by Balou Du Rouet x Drosselfee

BRITTNI RAFLOWITZ, ESI Show Jumpers Inc., 3/82.704


Amelia Zahn and Coco-Luxe Win THIS Children’s Medal


Amelia Zahn of Cary, NC, left the Carter P. Brown Ring with a larger

than life smile after winning the Taylor Harris Insurance Services

(THIS) National Children’s Medal class aboard Coco Luxe. The pair

stole the show, leading the first round of the class on an 84 and

performed a nearly perfect test to win the THIS Children’s Medal

honors. Zahn, who has been riding for the past six years, was thrilled

with her win today as it has pushed her one step closer to ultimate

goal of winning the THIS National Children’s Medal Finals at Capital

Horse Show later this year.


“This feels awesome! I’m really trying to qualify for the Finals so I was

really happy to win this. He was so good,” she commented. “He’ll jump

from anywhere, and he’s just so cool. He was great for me today.”


Coco Luxe, a Welsh/Thoroughbred cross, is owned by Ryann Stewart

and filled in for Zahn’s original mount, who was unable to compete this

week. Zahn, who trains with Laurel Tinney, hopes to go to compete at

several of the upcoming medal finals this year.


Amelia Zahn and Coco Luxe


“I hope that I’ll be able to still ride him, especially when we come back to

TIEC in the next few weeks. I love competing in the Taylor Harris classes

because I really like the test portion. It’s nerve-wracking, but it’s so fun

at the same time,” she explained.


The test portion of the class tested riders’ communication with their

mounts, as they were asked to halt after the trot fence and pick up the

counter-canter out of the halt to the last fence. Zahn performed

beautifully, finding the perfect distance for the final fence on course.


Miranda Parker, also of Cary, NC, and student of Laurel Tinney placed

second aboard East Coast Sporthorses, LLC’s All The Right Moves with

an 83. Stephanie Prill of Savannah, GA, and her own First Glance finished

in third with a final score of 82.


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