Catherine Tyree can't be caught in Devon Speed Derby with BEC Lorenzo

On her win at the Devon Horse Show:

“The horse was absolutely amazing. I haven’t won a class at Devon since 2011 when I was a junior. I won the older large stake that year, I think, so it’s been a long time. I went in the ring and Missy [Clark] and John [Brennan] told me that I could do eight from three to four and I really didn’t believe them until I jumped jump three and I was like, ‘We’ve got to do it!’ He was amazing. He has the biggest stride and the biggest heart. He really just wants to please and do everything right. He was really great tonight. He’s definitely learned to go faster — he’s a little bit of a bigger horse. I really couldn’t be more proud of him.”


On BEC Lorenzo:

“I’ve had him for just over a year now. I got him right when he turned 8. We started in the 1.30m and we’ve worked our way up. He jumped a few 1.45m classes last summer and we stepped him up to a few CSI2* grand prix events, he’s jumped a 1.50m — he’s been absolutely amazing. He won a CSI2* grand prix in Florida and the national grand prix in Tryon just a few weeks ago and now to win tonight is just amazing. He loved the atmosphere and it’s really nice to know that I can go in to something like this and he’s ready to perform. I haven’t shown in front of a big crowd like this with him before.”


On going early in the class:

“I like going early because I don’t get to watch so much and I can just trust my plan and my horse. Missy and John are great people to have on the ground. With my round, there isn’t really anything I would change — maybe a little quicker here or there but I thought overall he was great and I still have a good horse for tomorrow. Of course, going early, you watch everyone go [after you] and it’s a faults-converted class so everyone’s going to go fast and there are a lot of quick riders and horses. I was definitely a little bit anxious, I didn’t think I would win at the end but I’m obviously very pleased that I did.”


On BEC Lorenzo’s development:

“Anytime I go in the ring, no matter what the format is, he’s always ready to go and game. He just wants to do a good job. If we make a mistake, chances are he’s not going to do it again. It’s been really great to work with him and I have to thank Missy and John for all the work they’ve put in to him. It’s definitely been a little bit of a process and I couldn’t do it without them. I want to go slow with him because I think he has a lot of potential. We’ll see where he ends up, but wherever that’s going to be I think he’s going to be a winner, as he’s already shown. He’ll jump tomorrow night, which I think will be the biggest class that he’s done.”



1. BEC Lorenzo / Catherine Tyree / USA / Mary Tyree / 60.18

2. Ikea / Lillie Keenan / USA / Chansonette Farm LLC / 62.22

3. Oasis Spirit / Amanda Derbyshire / GBR / Amanda Derbyshire / 62.91

4. Abelone O.T Lowlands Z / Andrew Kocher / USA / Andrew Kocher / 63.39

5. Judge Hof Ter Zeedycke / Erynn Ballard / CAN / Skymaster LLC / 64.01

6. Zorran / Erynn Ballard / CAN / Ilan Ferder / 64.42

7. Ishd Dual Star / Laura Chapot / USA / Mary Chapot / 65.46

8. Cheri De Papignies / Michael Morrissey / USA / QBS Equestrian LLC / 66.75

9. Zidante / Kelli Cruciotti / USA / Serenity Farm / 68.41

10. Grandy De Laubry / Kelli Cruciotti / USA / 3 Seas LLC / 68.50

11. Casino / Nicole Bellissimo / USA / Charlie and Nicole, LLC / 71.46

12. Squirt Gun / Andrew Kocher / USA / Eye Candy Jumpers / 71.64