Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 10, 2019 – The 2019 Spruce Meadows Alberta Power Speed Challenge started yesterday with the $75,000 ATCO Classic Cup CSI 5*. This Speed Challenge will test riders on the same course over the four weeks of the Spruce Meadows Summer Series both on the International Ring and the Meadows on the Green.
The course features obstacles from various Championships including Olympics, World Equestrian Games and Pan American Games. This year some new fences were added from the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, USA.
The Irish have had a good week at the Spruce Meadows ‘National’ and yesterday they added to their success. Jordan Coyle (IRL) who had a win earlier in the week, posted a very quick clear performance riding Picador in 77.23 seconds early in the competition, only to be bested be his brother two rounds later.
Daniel Coyle (IRL) guided CHS Krooze, a 9-year-old bay Irish Sport Horse mare, (Kroongraff x Cruising), registering the fastest time of 76.86 seconds that would not be beat.
Richard Spooner (USA) adn Arthos R (Namelus R x Mermus R) completed the podium with no penalties in 78.800 seconds.
“That was her (CHS Krooze) first time in the International Ring, she’s an incredibly competitive horse, really careful. Thankfully she just went in there (the International Ring) as if she’s going in there every day.” – Daniel Coyle (IRL) on his horse CHS Krooze in The ATCO Classic Speed.
Results – $75,000 ATCO Classic Cup CSI 5*
Place / Rider / Country / Horse / R1 Penalties / R1 Time + Penalties = Total Time
1. Daniel Coyle (IRL) & CHS Krooze – 0 / 76.860
2. Jordan Coyle (IRL) & Picador – 0 / 77.230
3. Richard Spooner (USA) & Arthos R – 0 / 78.800
4. Beezie Madden (USA) & Jiva – 0 / 79.290
5. Daniel Coyle (IRL) & Leilani – 0 / 79.660
6. Rich Fellers (USA) & Steelbi – 4 / 76.14 / 80.14
7. Eduardo Menezes (BRA) & H5 Caruschka 2 – 4 / 78.60 / 82.60
8. Darragh Kenny (IRL) & Cazador LS – 0 / 82.75 / 82.75
9. Carlos Hank Guerreiro (MEX) & H5 Uchingo – 4 / 79.58 / 83.58
10. Andrew Kocher (USA) & Fashion V – 4 / 80.56 / 84.56
11. Andrew Kocher (USA) & Darius de W – 0 / 86.42 / 86.42
12. Vani Khosla (USA) & Billy Mexico – 4 / 86.05 / 86.05
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Source: Press release from Spruce Meadows Media
Photo: © Spruce Meadows / Mike Sturk