Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024

Piks Pistelero Shoots For The Top At Tryon Riding & Hunt Club

A photo collection of the weekend's winners.



A photo collection of the weekend’s winners.

Left, Brian Gjetley, 19, has had Piks Pistelero for seven years and they not only topped the junior/amateur-owner jumper classic at the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club Horse Show, July 9-13 in Tryon, N.C., but also tied for first in the five-bar jumper class. In the final round, they cleared the last jump set at 5’3″. Gjetley bought Piks as a 4-year-old and has brought him up from the short stirrup division.

Right, Arden Cone rode Traci Combs’ Woodlands Gardenia to both the large pony hunter and large green pony hunter tricolors at Tryon.


Left, Whitney Sasser was all smiles after she and Grateful Red collected their prizes for the grand adult amateur hunter and adult amateur hunter, 36 and over, championships at Tryon.

Right, Bruce Christison rode Lyrik HF to the green working hunter championship at Tryon, and the chestnut’s owner, Olyvia Graves, claimed ribbons on her in the adult amateur hunter, 18-35, division.

Left, Rachel Herman rode Levaro to first, second and fifth places to earn the low children’s/adult jumper championship at Tryon.


Bottom right, Mary Meghann Huitt rode CDS Stables’ Connelly to the medium pony hunter tricolor at Tryon.

Left, Sara Ketcham claimed Tryon’s junior hunter championship aboard Co-Star.

Right, Riding Atlanta to the grand amateur-owner and amateur-owner, 18-35, hunter
championships was just one of Lily Hahn’s accomplishments at the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club show. She also guided Cezanne to the amateur-owner hunter, 18-35, reserve championship and Lucky One to the junior/amateur-owner jumper tricolor.

Photos by Flashpoint Photography