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Home: Chicago, IL
Born: December 28, 1993
Catherine Tyree began her riding career on ponies and went on to be a strong competitor as a junior and young rider. In 2010, she competed at her first North American Junior/Young Rider Championship (NAJYRC) and was part of the Silver medal winning team. She also competed at the 2011, 2013, and 2014 NAJYRC, winning a Team bronze medal in 2013.
Tyree began competing on the international circuit in 2012, placing ninth in the Salzberg Grand Prix CSI2* in Austria. She also made her mark at many of the most prestigious shows in North America, earning top placings at the Hampton Classic, Spruce Meadows, American Gold Cup and Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) to name a few.
In January 2016 Tyree fractured bones in her foot in a riding accident and was out of action for several months. She made an impressive comeback earning many top-ten results on the European tour before returning to the U.S. At the Hampton Classic, Tyree and “Enjoy Louis” took third place in the $50,000 Longines Cup followed by a seventh place finish in the $40,000 Sovaro Speed Stake. She also scored eighth place on “Bokai” in the $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier CSI4* and eighth place in the $15,000 Merrill Lynch Speed Derby 1.40m on “Don’t Go.”
She continued her top form finishing an impressive second in the HITS Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix CSI5*, followed by a victory in the $86,000 Fidelity Investments® Classic CSI4* with “Bokai” at the American Gold Cup. The duo went on to clinch the Accumulator class followed by a sixth place in the FEI World Cup qualifier at the Washington International Horse Show.
Tyree began her 2017 season at WEF with incredible results that included a third-place finish in the $75,000 Rosenbaum Mollengarden PLLC Grand Prix with “Bokai” and also in the $380,000 Fidelity Investments® Grand Prix CSI 5*. With her impressive roster of results, she was invited to compete as a member of the U.S. Nations Cup Team for the first time at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). She and “Bokai” produced spectacular double clear rounds to secure the Team silver medal for the U.S. Tyree received the award for Leading Lady Rider for the second time that season and also was honored with the Maxine Beard Award from the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).
At the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), Tyree and “Bokai” galloped to victory on the first day of FEI competition in the $35,000 Suncast® Commerical 1.45m Welcome Stake CSI2*. She also took third place in the $70,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix CSI 2* on “Catungee.”
She spent several months competing in Europe, garnering top-ten scores along the way, including a victory in the Prix du Conseil DEpartemantal d'Ille et Vilaine at the Dinard CSI5* in France.
Tyree’s first stop back on U.S. soil was the Hampton Classic where she racked up top placings. She and “Enjoy Louis” scored third place in both the $86,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualfier CSI4* and $10,000 Palm Beach Masters Open Jumper (1.40m). Aboard “Bokai,” Tyree scored fifth place in the $50,000 Longines Cup and sixth place in the $30,000 Boar’s Head Open Jumper Challenge in which she also took ninth place aboard “Catungee,” the horse with which she placed fourth in the $10,000 Shamrock Ventures Open Jumper (1.40m).
Tyree had another great performance at the Washington International Horse Show, winning the $10,000 International Jumper Speed class with “Bokai” and rode to an impressive third place in the $130,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Qualifier aboard “Enjoy Louis.”
Tyree’s 2018 season got off to a great start during the winter circuit in Florida at shows including WEF, Ocala, and the Live Oak International, taking top placings at all those shows. At the Live Oak International, Tyree and “Bokai” placed fourth in the $35,000 Longines World Ranking Class CSI3*-W. She went on to take third place in the $70,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix CSI 2* with “Catungee” at the TIEC before taking eighth place with “Bokai” in the highly competitive $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon CSI4* at the Devon Horse Show.
Tyree kept the pressure on her competitors at the Lake Placid Horse Shows, placing third in the $30,000 FarmVet Jumper Classic and seventh place in the $75,000 Prevost Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix on “Enjoy Louis.” The following week she placed fifth with “Bokai” in $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix at the I Love New York Horse Show.
Tyree enjoyed several top placings at the Hampton Classic including fifth and eight places in the $40,000 Hampton Classic Speed Stake with “Catungee” and “Bokai” respectively. She also rode “Bokai” to 10th place in the $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier CSI4*.
At the Washington International Horse Show, Tyree clinched the $40,000 International Jumper Welcome Stake with “Bokai” and took second place in the Accumulator class with “Catungee.” The pair then placed seventh in the World Cup qualifier at the National Horse Show CSI4*-W in Kentucky, before galloping to victory at the Royal Winter Fair in Ontario, winning the $36,000 McKee Family International Challenge.
Tyree started off the 2019 season well, beating a field of 45 entries to win the $50,000 Rushy Marsh Farm Grand Prix CSI 2* at WEF with “BEC Lorenzo.” Days later she scored a victory on Valentine’s Day, besting a field of veterans with “Bokai” to win the $50,000 Suncast® Grand Prix Qualifier at Palm Beach Masters Series.
Tyree captured her first professional win in the Dixon Oval at the Devon Hose Show with “BEC Lorenzo,” winning the $36,000 Devon Speed Derby CSI4*. The dynamic duo then had a thrilling win at the Lake Placid Horse Show, capturing the $100,000 Prevost Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix.