David O’Brien and ‘O’Splendido’ sat atop the leaderboard early on in the $35,000 1.45m Horseware Ireland Opener CSI 3* this morning at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), maintaining the lead to secure the win with a faultless round and a recorded time of 60.80 seconds.
Coming in a close second place with a time of 61.250 seconds was Todd Minikus (USA) aboard Vita 24, while third place honors were awarded to Amanda Derbyshire (GBR) and Cannavaro BH with a time of 61.820 seconds.
Final Results $35,000 1.45m Horseware Ireland Opener CSI 3*
1. O’SPLENDIDO, 2002 Selle Francais stallion by Burggraaf x Voltaire
DAVID O’BRIEN (IRL), Spy Coast Farm, LLC: 0/60.800
2. VITA 24, 2005 Holsteiner mare by Carinjo x Contender
TODD MINIKUS (USA), Two Swans Farm: 0/61.250
3. CANNAVARO BH, 2006 Swedish Warmblood gelding by Cardento x Espri
AMANDA DERBYSHIRE (GBR), David Gochman: 0/61.820
4. CAYA, 2006 Holsteiner mare by Carolus I x Lancer II
ALI WOLFF (USA), Ali Wolff and John Wolff: 0/62.000
5. FAMOSO D IVE Z, 2007 Belgian Warmblood gelding by For Pleasure x Chin Chin
SHARN WORDLEY (NZL), Sky Group & Sharn Wordley: 0/62.140
6. VASCO, 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Andiamo x Clinton
ADAM PRUDENT (FRA), Plain Bay Sales: 0/62.300