Miami Beach, Florida, USA – April 15, 2022 – Perhaps the winningest nation at the high-level of showjumping, Ireland made its presence known on Yankee soil once again as Conor Swail (IRL) and Errol claimed top honors in the €25,500 Speed Challenge CSI 5* on Friday at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach CSI 5* & 2*.
The Irishman and the 12-year-old chestnut gelding (Luidam x Le Tot de Semilly) were precise in the 1.45m challenge, leaving all the poles in the cups while still managing to register the fastest time of 60.18 seconds.
The Irishman gave no chance to the rest of the field since the closest ones were over a second slowr. Spencer Smith (USA) and Manhattan claimed a second-place finish, beingt timed in 61.38 seconds.
Tobias Meyer (GER) and Casablanca-H rounded out the top three with no penalties in 61.86 seconds.
Final Results – €25,500 Speed Challenge CSI 5*
1) Conor Swail (IRL) & Errol – 0 / 60.18
2) Spencer Smith (USA) & Manhattan – 0 / 61.38
3) Tobias Meyer (GER) & Casablanca-H – 0 / 61.86
Source: Press Release from LGCT – Longines Global Champions Tour
Photos: © Yasmin White Photography / LGCT – Stefano Grasso