CSI 5*

Eduardo Menezes & H5 Caruschka 2 Speed to Victory in $36,100 Friends of the Meadows Cup CSI 5* at Spruce Meadows

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Calgary, Canada – June 06, 2019 – The competition started early on the International Ring day two of the 2019 ‘National’ presented by Rolex with the $36,100 Friends of the Meadows Cup CSI 5*. Fifty horse/rider combinations competed in the one round 1.45m competition against the clock, trying to produce the fastest clear round.

A familiar face to Spruce Meadows, Eduardo Menezes (BRA) and his speedy mare H5 Caruschka 2 (Caspar x Continue) were the only combination to produce a clear round and break the seventy-second mark with a quick time of 69.27 seconds.

Daniel Coyle (IRL) and Farrel (Cardento x Stakkato) also registered a penalty-free performance, earning second place honors in 70.60 seconds.

Luis Pedro Biraben (ARG) & Caillou (Campesino x Galoubet A) secured third place with no penalties and a time of 72.08 seconds.

Winner’s Circle:

“It always helps, it gives you confidence as you move into the weekend.”
– Eduardo Menezes (BRA) on posting a win early in the week.

Results – $36,100 Friends of the Meadows Cup CSI 5* 

Place / Rider / Country / Horse / Penalties / Time

1. Eduardo Menezes (BRA) & H5 Caruschka – 0 / 69.27

2. Daniel Coyle (IRL) & Farrel – 0 / 70.60

3. Luis Pedro Biraben (ARG) & Caillou – 0 / 72.08

4. Kyle King (USA) & Christian – 0 / 72.23

5. Mariano Maggi (SWE) & Quintago VA – 0 / 72.47

6. Nikolaj Hein Ruus (DEN) & Crusador – 0 / 73.97

7. Mario Deslauriers (CAN) & Jamaica van Paemel – 0 / 74.92

8. Juan Manuel Gallego (COL) & Kayack – 0 / 75.86

9. Paola Amilibia Puig (ESP) & Floriona – 0 / 76.50

10. Beezie Madden (USA) & Jiva – 1 / 78.21

11. Lorenza O’Farrill (MEX) & Calvira – 2 / 81.94

12. Mac Cone (CAN) & Zaia di San Giovanni – 2 / 82.16

For full results, please click here.

Source: Press release from Spruce Meadows Media

Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media / Jack Cusano