CSI 5*

Kent Farrington & Creedance Climb to the Top in $133,700 Scotiabank Cup CSI 5* at Spruce Meadows

2019.06.15.99.99 Spruce Meadows CSI 5 Scotiabank Kent Farrington & Creedance SMM Mike Sturk

Calgary, Canada – June 14, 2019 – Kent Farrington (USA) and Creedance climbed to the top of the podium in the $133,700 Scotiabank Cup CSI 5* yesterday during the Spruce Meadows ‘Continental’ CSI 5*, presented by Rolex – the only qualifying competition for  tomorrow’s $400,000 Friends of the Meadows Grand Prix CSI 5*.

Fifty-eight horse/rider combinations took part in the first round of the 1.55m competition with nineteen going clear and qualifying for the jump off.

Ireland’s Darragh Kenny (IRL) and Romeo 88  were in the lead for a brief moment, but Canada’s Eric Lamaze (CAN) and his Olympic mount Fine Lady 5 took a commanding lead  with a clear ride and time of 37.22 seconds.

With three combinations left, Lamaze held the lead but Kent Farrington (USA) had been itching for a win this Summer Series and he wasn’t leaving anything on the table. Farrington aboard the 12-year-old chestnut Dutch Warmblood gelding Creedance (Lord Z x Notaris)  made it look easy. The pair laid down an unbeatable time of 35.51 seconds.

Eric Lamaze (CAN) and Fine Lady 5 (Forsyth FRH x Drosselklang II) finished second while Lucy Deslauriers (USA) and Hester (Wandor vd Mispelaere x Palestro vd Begijnakker) completed the podium with no penalties and a jump-off time of 37.77 seconds.

Winner’s Circle 

 “Creedance has been a four year project here at Spruce Meadows and at times it didn’t go very well. It feels great to come out tonight and beat the best in the world.”
– Kent Farrnington (USA) on his first win of the 2019 Spruce Meadows Summer Series

Results – $133,700 Scotiabank Cup CSI 5*

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

1. Kent Farrington (USA) & Creedance – 0 / 73.57 – 0 / 35.51

2. Eric Lamaze (CAN) & Fine Lady 5 – 0 / 72.05 – 0 / 37.22

3. Lucy Deslauriers (USA) & Hester – 0 / 73.76 – 0 / 37.77

4. Mario Deslauriers (CAN) & Amsterdam 27 – 0 / 74.32 – 0 / 38.06

5. Darragh Kenny (IRL) & Romeo 88 – 0 / 71.33 – 0 / 38.22

6. Brian Moggre (USA) & MTM Vivre Le Reve – 0 / 72.12 – 0 / 38.33

7. Manuel Gonzalez Dufrane (MEX) & Hortensia van de Leeuwerk – 0 / 74.75 – 0 /  38.65

8. Conor Swail (IRL) & GK Coco Chanel – 0 / 72.04 – 0 /  38.93

9. Nicolas Pizarro (MEX) & Ares – 0 /  72.93 – 0 /  39.02

10. Daniel Coyle (IRL) & Farrel – 0 / 71.62 – 0 / 39.55

11. Jonathon Millar (CAN) & Daveau – 0 /  75.77 – 1 / 42.54

12. Sameh El Dahan (EGY) & Suma’s Zorro – 0 / 70.57 – 4 / 39.16

For full results, please click here.

Source: Press release from Spruce Meadows Media

Photo: © Spruce Meadows / Mike Sturk