New Zealand’s Sharn Wordley and the 9-year old Zangersheide gelding Famoso D Ive Z (For Pleasure X Chin Chin) claimed top honors once again, this time starting off Tryon Summer III at Tryon International Equestrian Center in the $35,000 1.45m Horseware Ireland® Opener CSI 4* with an impressive jump-off time of 34.969 seconds on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016.
Wordley and Famoso D Ive Z have been partners nearly ten months now and the horse is only nine years old, with a bright future ahead. The gelding has won three $35,000 1.45m Horseware Ireland® Opener classes at TIEC and Wordley mentioned that he focuses on competition mileage with this horse in particular to gain more experience.
“I have jumped him in some big classes for just being nine. Now he’s really beginning to step up his game and his education level is great. It doesn’t matter how talented they are; they must have a certain education level and capacity to compete in the big classes. Famoso D Ive Z is really starting to learn his trade and when he knows what he is doing, he is very hard to beat.
Two days later in the 1m45 speedstake, Wordley and Famoso showed again their qualities and finished second, after again a very fast round!