Phillip Dutton and Possante. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

We’ll have a full Tryon International CCI4*-L dressage report for you tomorrow evening following the conclusion of the FEI dressage, but for now let’s look at the scores from today as well as some beautiful visuals from Shannon Brinkman photography.


1: Phillip Dutton and Possante (30.5)
2: Liz Halliday and Shanroe Cooley (30.8)
3: Caroline Pamukcu and HSH Double Sixteen (34.4)

Despite some soggy weather, the competitors dialed it in for the dressage phase of competition in the spring 4*-L destination at Tryon. Phillip Dutton and The Possante Group’s Possante (Namelus R – Wendelien, by Otangelo) delivered a 30.5 for the day one lead, their best 4* score in their young partnership, which has to leave Phillip feeling positive about the progress he’s making with the 11-year-old gelding.

Liz Halliday and Shanroe Cooley. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

The scores are tightly bunched for now, with Liz Halliday just behind Phillip on a 30.8 with Ocala Horse Properties’ Shanroe Cooley (Dallas – Shanroe Sapphire, by Condios). We’re likely to see a couple lower scores from tomorrow’s bunch, particularly from HSH Blake (Caroline Pamukcu) and Cooley Quicksilver (Liz Halliday), with potential threat also by Mama’s Magic Way (Will Faudree), Denim and Jewelent (Phillip Dutton), and Quattro (Dana Cooke).


1: Tamie Smith and Kynan (30.8)
2: Leslie Law and Lady Chatterley (31.0)
3: Sydney Elliott and QC Diamantaire (31.8)

Tamie Smith continues her East coast tour, bringing four horses to Tryon this weekend and taking the early 4*-S lead with the Kynan Syndicate LLC’s Kynan (Envoy – Danieta, by Zirroco Blue). “Cheeto” Danito fans will also be pleased to see the quirky chestnut also back in action after doing just dressage at Kentucky to get back into the swing of things; he’s in charge of the 3*-S on a score of 26.5 at the conclusion of dressage for that division.

Tomorrow will see the remainder of the dressage tests done and dusted, after which we’ll have a full report from the 4* divisions coming your way here on EN. Stay tuned!

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