Santiago Lambre and Diathago Deliver $25,000 Carolina Arena Equipment Grand Prix Victory at TIEC

Santiago Lambre and Diathago Deliver $25,000 Carolina Arena Equipment Grand Prix Victory at TIEC

Mill Spring, NC - September 28, 2019 – Santiago Lambre (Wellington, FL) and Diathago sped to win the $25,000 Carolina Arena Equipment Grand Prix at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), halting the jump-off timers at 40.372 seconds. Tiffany Hammack (Hawthorn Woods, IL) and Crack Elle Chavannaise, a 2008 Belgian Sporthorse mare (Carving x Unknown) owned by Beyaert Farm Inc, took second place for their performance of 40.734 seconds, while Theo Genn (Lebanon, OH) and Firewall, a 2010 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Lexicon x Padinus) owned by Eduardo Leon, claimed third-place honors with a time of 40.822 seconds.

“Diathago is a new horse I’ve had now for two months. I jumped him three weeks ago in the 5* Grand Prix in Saugerties, which we won. We were one of only two pairs clear; it was a really tough course,” Lambre continued, “now I’m preparing him for the 5* here in three weeks.

The course, designed by Nick Granat, (Chicago, IL), challenged 29 pairs, with eight returning to pilot the short course. “It was a really nice course for a National Standard Grand Prix,” Lambre shared. “I think it was tough enough, but didn’t have terrible results.

“I wanted to jump under the lights with him [Diathago] since he’s never done that before, but he wasn’t spooky at all,” Lambre, who has big hopes for the 2009 Oldenburg gelding (Diarado x Carthago) owned by Gestut Lewitz, revealed. “The plan is next year to do the Nations Cup in Wellington and I also think this horse has the potential for the Olympics.”

Lambre is a familiar face at TIEC and shared that this is his twelfth week showing here. “The facility is amazing for us, especially when you come with a lot of horses. The stables are close to the ring and everything is not so far. For me it’s easy to keep them here.” Lambre also revealed that he “knows all the restaurants” at TIEC and his favorite dish is the Sin City roll at Blue Ginger Sushi.

For full results from the $25,000 Carolina Arena Equipment Grand Prix, click here. 

Tryon Fall 2 concludes Sunday, September 29, with competition kicking off at 8:30am in Tryon Stadium. The Tryon Fall Series continues through Sunday, October 27, and more information is available at

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