Mill Spring, NC (May 31, 2019)— The 2019 Tryon Spring 4 proved to be a lucky week for Todd Minikus when he took home 7 first place blue ribbons on three different horses at the beautiful Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, North Carolina. Riding to a faultless performance on 10 year old Zangersheid mare, Amex Z (Andiamo Z x Landaris) owned by Bit by Bit Group, Minikis dominated the $36,000 Power and Speed Stake CSI 3* with a time of 28.43 seconds. During the same week, riding JuJu VDM Minkus also won the $1,000 1.35m Open Jumper II2B with a time of 73.438 seconds, plus the $1,000 1.40m Open Jumper II2.1 coming in at 61.439 seconds, as well as the $5,000 1.40m Open Jumper Stake II2B with a 62.7 second ride. Switching over to the Hunters division, Minikus pulled off another hat trick, this time aboard Omazing, taking first place in three classes of Baby Green Hunter 2’6.
Minikus says that he and his team were thrilled to be back at Tryon. “The whole team loves coming to Tryon… even the horses!” he smiles, “I was very happy with everyone’s performances this week.” Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, host of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018, is one of the world’s ultimate equestrian lifestyle destinations with first-class facilities for all FEI disciplines and showcasing Hunter/Jumper, Equitation, Steeplechase, Polo, and multidiscipline events in Mill Spring, NC. The 2019 Spring circuit is well underway, and Minikus couldn’t be happier with how things are going so far.
Two-time bronze medal winning US Pan-Am team rider, Todd Minikus, is called The Show Jumping Maverick for a reason. His decorated record of over 150 national and international Grand Prix wins continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Best known for his Saugerties, Million Grand Prix win at HITS in 2013, and also for his Pan Am team success, Minikus has consistently jumped his way into the winners circle year after year, and 2019 is proving to be another year to remember.