Wordley Celebrates Fall Season Victory at Tryon’s Final Grand Prix CSI 3*!

Sharn Wordley aboard Casper, photo credit Sportfot
Sharn Wordley aboard Casper, photo credit Sportfot

Wellington Equestrian Realty wishes to congratulate Sharn Wordley on his phenomenal end of season victory at the Tryon International Equestrian Center this past weekend.

Wordley, who is based out of Wellington, Florida and Lexington, Kentucky, spends a good portion of the summer and fall season competing in Tryon before heading back south. To say he’s been on a hot streak is an understatement, as he just rounded out the season with a win aboard Casper and a 3rd place finish aboard Barnetta in the $130,000 Asheville/Greenville BMW Centers’ Grand Prix CSI 3*!

The following article from The Chronicle of the Horse will give a bit more insight into the extent of Sharn’s brilliant season at Tryon and his strategic plans for the competitive season for the 2017 season.

Sharn Wordley aboard Barnetta, photo credit Sportfot
Sharn Wordley aboard Barnetta, photo credit Sportfot

“The conclusion of today’s class marked the end of international show jumping at the facility for the 2016 season. Wordley leaves TIEC as one of the most decorated riders at the venue this year, guiding his string to more than 14 top-five finishes in FEI competition.

Wordley took a moment to reflect on his achievements and explain what makes this venue so special to him as a competitor.

“Some people just have shows that they do well at and this one happens to be mine. The top riders in the world have been here and we’ve still won classes. It’s one of the shows where the horses enjoy it and I enjoy it,” he smiled. “I love atmosphere and there is always so much great atmosphere here. I love it and it’s just absolutely fantastic.

“Both of these horses have had a phenomenal year. Casper has one more show, which will be Holiday & Horses CSI 4* in Florida and then Barnetta will go to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto,” elaborated Wordley. “They both have a lot of time off after that. They’ve both had a very busy and successful year.

“I pretty much have every class planned out for them looking into 2017. We’re going to be very strategic with what we do, but I already have a schedule for where I’d like them both to be at certain points in the season,” he added.

Sharn Wordley celebrates the win with Connor Swail at TIEC, photo credit Sportfot
Sharn Wordley celebrates the win with Connor Swail at TIEC, photo credit Sportfot

“I have to thank the Sky Group (based out of Wellington) for their continued support and dedication to these two horses. We have a few other horses together, but they’re just the most fantastic supporters,” he detailed. “They’re brilliant. They let me make a plan for the horses that I think is best. They’re both horse people so they understand the good times and the bad and I can’t thank them enough.”

Full Article and Results

Wellington Equestrian Realty is looking forward to the opening of the 2017 show season here in Wellington and the return of top international riders, such as Sharn Wordley.

The fall 2016 year at WEF will wrap up in December with the year-end awards over the week of December 10th. 2017 kicks off with Winter Equestrian Festival 1 on January 11th and the hunters/jumpers and dressage competitors will flock to Wellington for the competitive season which runs through the end of March.

For a list of all the hunter/jumper events at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, home of WEF, please visit their site here, or check out the dressage action at nearby Global Dressage Festival here.

For full coverage of Tryon and Wellington, visit The Chronicle of the Horse.