CSI 5*

Beezie Madden & Darry Lou Dominant Again in $210,000 CNOOC International Cup CSI 5* at Spruce Meadows

2019.06.10.99..99 Spruce Meadows CSI 5 CNOOC Beezie Madden & Darry Lou SMM Mike Sturk

Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 09, 2019 – The final day of the Spruce Meadows ‘National’ CSI 5* presented by Rolex brought sunshine and smiles throughout the grounds. Fans filled the stand on the International Ring to watch the best in the world compete for top spot in the final competition of the week.

The $210,000 CNOOC International Cup CSI 5* saw 64 riders start the competition to take on the big track by FEI Course Designer Peter Grant (CAN). The track was challenging with only eight horse/rider combinations jumping clear rounds to proceed to the jump off.

With eight riders in the jump off, some risk had to be taken in order to put the pressure on those to follow. For half of the riders in the jump off, that risk paid off. Amy Millar (CAN), Jonathan Corrigan (IRL), Luis Pedro Biraben (ARG) and Beezie Madden (USA) all posted double clear rounds, but it was Madden (USA) and Darry Lou (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Nabab de Reve) who sailed across the finish line with ease to post the fastest time of 41.94 seconds.

Luis Pedro Biraben (ARG) and Colorado 210 (Coronas 2 x Lenardo) earned the second spot on the podium in 42.73 seconds while Jonathan Corrigan (IRL) and Loughnavatta Indigo (Luidam x VDL Arkansas) rounded out the top three in 45.01 seconds.

Winner’s Circle:
“Both jump-offs I had to really go. These guys (Luis Pedro and Jonathan Corrigan) were really fast, same with yesterday. You take a shot and today it worked and yesterday it almost worked. That’s the way it goes sometimes” – Beezie Madden (CAN) on her jump off in the CNOOC International Cup compared to her round in the RBC Grand Prix of Canada, presented by Rolex.

Results – $210,000 CNOOC International Cup CSI 5*

Place / Rider / Country / Horse / R1 Penalties / R1 Time / Jump-off Penalties / Jump-off Time

1. Elizabeth “Beezie” Madden (USA) & Darry Lou – 0 / 77.82 – 0 / 41.94

2. Luis Pedro Biraben (ARG) & Colorado 210 – 0 / 79.40 – 0 / 42.73

3. Jonathan Corrigan (IRL) & Loughnavatta Indigo – 0 / 80.75 – 0 /45.01

4. Amy Millar (CAN) & Truman – 0 / 80.98 – 0 / 45.94

5. Francisco Pasquel (MEX) & Coronado – 0 / 78.73 – 0 / 41.80

6. Rodrigo Lambre (BRA) & Chacciama – 0 / 79.53 – 4 / 43.48

7. Eduardo Menezes (BRA) & H5 Chaganus – 0 / 80.51 – 4 / 45.09

8. Carlos Hank Guerreiro (MEX) & Market Irminka – 0 / 78.95 – 28 / 73.04

9. Darragh Kenny (IRL) & Romeo 88 – 1 / 81.37

10. Juan Pablo Bettancourt (COL) & My Way – 1 / 82.99

11. Rachel Cornacchia (CAN) & Valkyrie de Talma – 1 / 83.52

12. John Perez Bohm (COL) & Desperado DN – 2 / 85.70

For full results, please click here.

Source: Press release from Spruce Meadows Media

Photos: © Spruce Meadows / Mike Sturk