Calgary, Alberta, Canada – October 20, 2018 – Rachel Cornacchia (CAN) and Valkyrie De Talma were victorious in the $35,500 Tractorland Cup CSI 2* at Royal West 2018 with a quick ride in the jump off of 32.17 seconds. “[Valkyrie De Talma] is incredible, so brave and I can put complete trust in her,” explained Cornacchia, “Being on top of the podium feels great – unexpected but great.” Second place was awarded to Jim Ifko (CAN) and Un Diamant Des Forets with 33.31 seconds. Yann Candele (CAN) jumped a tidy round with a time of 34.53 on Granite S ending up third to complete a very exciting first week at Royal West 2018.
A field of 32 entries challenged, the highly respected, Werner Deeg’s tough course. Only nine combinations jumped the 14-jump course clear to make it to the jump off. “Deeg did a great job tonight – I think he is quite a genius! When I walked the course I thought everything rode straightforward and I found it didn’t ride at all like I thought it was going to. Good for him to be able to set a track like that, ” said Ifko.
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$35,500 Tractorland Cup 1.45m CSI2*
Rider / Horse / Country
1) Rachel Cornacchia (CAN) & Valkyrie De Talma
2) Jim Ifko (CAN) & Un Diamant Des Forets / CAN
3) Yann Candele (CAN) & Granit S
4) Elizabeth Gingras (CAN) & Daylight VDL
5) Eric Hasbrouck (USA) & Captain
6) Marion Ostmeyer (GER) & Coffee To Go
7) Keean White (CAN) & Leilani
8) Kristen Senger (CAN) & Clarion SN
Source: Press release from Rocky Mountain Showjumping for Royal West
Photo: © Amanda Ubell Photography
Categories: CSI 2*