CSI 5*

Another Chapter in their Fairytale Story! Luiz Francisco de Azevedo & Collin Top $36,100 Friends of the Meadows Cup CSI 5* at Spruce Meadows

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 14, 2019 – Luiz Francisco de Azevedo (BRA) and Collin won the $36,100 Friends of the Meadows Cup CSI 5* yesterday during the ‘Continental’ at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Forty-four riders came through the portal for the 1.45m challenge at the Meadows on the Green to start Day 2 of the Spruce Meadows ‘Continental’ CSI5* presented by Rolex. The track designed by FEI Course Designer Michel Vaillancourt (CAN) tested both horse and rider through a series of technical elements.

Thirteen riders made it through to the jump off round including Canadian Tiffany Foster and her mount Brighton.

The Brazilian and the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Colandro x Amethist),were fourth to go in the jump-off order and laid down a quick clear ride in 39.26 seconds that proved unbeatable. Moreover, the two wrote another chapter in their fairytale together since the horse was to be slaughtered before being saved by the rider and his friend Didier.

Tiffany Foster (CAN) and Brighton did their best to catch the eventual winners, falling short less than one tenth of a second with a time of  39.32 seconds, earning silver honors.

Winner’s Circle
“It’s my first time here at Spruce Meadows, to win one class here is really something special for me.” – Luiz Francisco de Azevedo (BRA) and his feelings on his first Spruce Meadows victory.

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

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

1. Luiz Francisco de Azevedo (BRA) & Collin – 0 / 70.68 – 0 / 39.26

2. Tiffany Foster (CAN) & Brighton – 0 / 68.84 – 0 / 39.32

3. Andrew Kocher (USA) & Fashion – 0 / 67.33 – 0 / 39.81

4. Beezie Madden (USA) & Jiva – 0 / 71.24 – 0 / 40.20

5. Mario Deslauriers (CAN) & Jamaica van Paemel – 0 / 69.56 – 0 / 40.67

6. Eduardo Sanchez Navarro (MEX) & Sicanta – 0 / 67.77 – 0 / 40.80

7. Jonas Vervoort (BEL) & Cicomein VDL – 0 / 69.15 – 0 / 42.72

8. François Esteves da Silva (BRA) & Chapiletto – 0 / 71.71 – 0 / 43.55

9. Alejandro Karolyi (VEN) & Lincourt Gino – 0 / 70.80 – 0 / 47.05

10. Arturo Parada Vallejo (MEX) & Cassidy Z – 0 / 68.92 / 4 / 40.42

11. Tim Wilks (CAN) & Loeki van het Lindehof – 0 / 70.49 – 4 / 40.77

12. Nicholas Dello Joio (USA) & Columbcille de Reve – 0 / 69.51 / 4 / 42.69

For full results, please click here.

Source: Press release from Spruce Meadows Media

Photo: © Spruce Meadows / Ted Rhodes