Calgary, Alberta, Canada – September 05, 2021 – The fifth and final day of the 2021 Spruce Meadows ‘National’ CSI 5*, presented by Rolex, kicked off with the ATCO Classic Grand Prix in the International Ring on a beautiful autumn morning in Alberta.
The competition saw twenty-one horses and riders take on FEI course designer Anthony Dambrosio’s 13-obstacle (16 jumping efforts) track this morning, with 8 of the riders moving on to a jump-off.
The jump-off was a thrill to witness, with less than a second separating Kara Chad’s (CAN) second place finish from Tiffany Foster’s (CAN) win. Great rounds were also had by Rowan Willis (AUS), Maria Gabriela Brugal (DOM), and Beezie Madden (USA).
The ATCO Classic marks the second win of the ‘National’ tournament by Foster and the 15-year-old gelding, Brighton. Foster is very fond of the gelding, commenting after their win in the RBC Capital Markets Cup earlier this week that she intended to keep him at the FEI 3* level for the remainder of the series. “He’s fifteen years old, and I like to go into those of things, you know, not digging too hard on to him, and making sure that he has a great time every time that he steps through those clock towers,” said Foster.
Final Results – $75,000 ATCO Classic Grand Prix CSI 3*
1) Tiffany Foster (CAN) & Brighton – 0 / 0 – 38.46
2) Kara Chad (CAN) & Firefly W – 0 / 0 – 39.10
3) Beezie Madden (USA) & Garant – 0 / 0 – 41.26
Source: Press Release from Spruce Meadows
Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media / Mike Sturk