Jacqueline Ruyle and Cyramo Z Clinch the Win in $30,000 Texas Children’s Hospital Grand Prix

Jacqueline Ruyle and Cyramo Z Clinch the Win in $30,000 Texas Children’s Hospital Grand Prix

In an exciting conclusion to the $30,000 Texas Children’s Hospital Grand Prix at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, Jacqueline Ruyle and Cyramo Z claimed victory by just 0.004 seconds.

The Houston, TX, native and her longtime partner, Cyramo Z, were one of eight entries to advance to the jump-off on Saturday night, April 1, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX. As the second pair to return for the Oscar Soberon-designed short course, Ruyle and Cyramo Z blazed across the finish in 37.423 seconds.

Four horses later, Arizona’s Allison Kroff and T-Quick Hurricane Z, owned by TC Sport Horses LLC, flew through the finish in a nearly identical time of 37.427 seconds to take second place. Finishing in third place were Martien Van Der Hoeven and Mefisto Il Mondo, owned by Brieanne Dofort.

It’s awesome!” said Ruyle of her win at her hometown horse show. “My family’s here. My brother’s here, and his new wife is here. It’s really cool because my family can just drive in and watch; people that really haven’t seen me compete before can watch.”

Saturday night marked Ruyle and Cyramo Z’s second Pin Oak grand prix victory in as many years as the duo first topped the $50,000 Hildebrand Fund Grand Prix in 2022. Since that inaugural Pin Oak grand prix victory, Ruyle and Cyramo Z’s winning resume has grown exponentially. In July of 2022, they earned their first FEI win, and they have since racked up several others.

“[Cyramo Z] is so fast and so brave,” said Ruyle of the roughly 15.1-hand, 12-year-old Zangersheide mare that she has been partnered with for the past five years. “We had a very successful winter circuit in Wellington. We won almost every class we entered – we won the welcome, we won the prix, we won the next welcome. Actually, I just found out today that I had the fastest jump-off time of all the WEF 2023 circuit, so that was a huge accomplishment!”

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