Devrainne Gets First FEI Win in CSI3* tbird Challenge
Two jumps in to Anderson Lima’s (BRA) 1.40m track in the CSI3* tbird Challenge, Sebastien Devrainne (FRA) knew he had to reset. His mount, the 10-year-old Selle Francais gelding Carre D’as Lili was getting a bit strong heading toward the first combination on course, so he took a moment to regain some rideability.
It was only smooth sailing from there.
Devrainne would go on to jump one of just three double-clear rounds on the day to take the win, the first international victory of his career. His winning time was 45.62 seconds. Katie Kruger (CAN) and Goodwill VB finished second (47.22 seconds), with Kennedy Ellingson (CAN) and Coeur de Riccerole VG Z third (48.23).
Devrainne has made all of his career international starts at Thunderbird, making his debut with a then 8-year-old Carre D’as Lili in the fall of 2020 after importing the bay earlier that year. In their time together, Devrainne has come to appreciate both a competitive partner and a kind companion.
Devrainne went out on his own last fall, starting his own Devrainne Performance Horses and moving into a new barn in Kelowna, BC, earlier this spring. The move has quickly produced results.
$8,800 CSI3* tbird Challenge 1.40m
Carre D’as Lili / Sebastien Devrainne / FRA / Sebastien Devrainne / 0/0 45.62
Goodwill VB / Katie Kruger / CAN / Caledonia Stables / 0/0 47.22
Coeur de Riccerole VG Z / Kennedy Ellingson / CAN / Kennedy Ellingson / 0/0 48.23
EZ Ace / Justin Prather / CAN / Justin Prather / Bradon Equestrian Ltd / 0/4 45.85
Fair Katie VDH / Maddy Riddle / CAN / Brian Vander Helm / 0/4 47.31
Marquis le Beau Courally / Claire Doty / CAN / Claire Doty / 0/8 49.19
Aladin des Brimbelles / Lisa Carlsen / CAN / Jenna Lee Gottschlich / 0/9 60.9
NKH Carrido / Brooke Morin / USA / Strasburg Morin Inc. / 0/WD
Indigo van de Muggenhoek / Zume Gallaher / USA / Blue Gate Stables LLC / 2 77.47
Larima / Katie Kehring / USA / The Kehring Family / 4 71.66
Press release Thunderbird Show Park
Photo ©tbird/Quinn Saunders – Sebastien Devrainne (FRA) and Carre D’as Lili.