Spruce Meadows Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 10, 2022 – Spruce Meadows launched the FEI Tournament Season on Friday with the Founders’ Classic CSI 3*. Katie Laurie (AUS) was among the 34 entries in the Friends of the Meadows CSI 3* competition who tackled the course designed by FEI Course Designer Leopoldo Palacious (VEN).
Katie Laurie (AUS) successfully completed the first round of competition with no penalty-points and could not be caught in the 16 horse jump-off. It was a great start to the Spruce Meadows season for the Australian Olympian, who secured the win aboard Cera Caruso (Casall), being timed in 39.29 seconds.
The next two spots on the podium were claimed by Canadian riders. Home jockey, Brian Morton (CAN) secured silver honors after a second fault-free performance anoard Firefly W (Nabab de Reve x Voltaire), crossing the timers in 40.63 seconds in the tiebreaker.
Kara Chad (CAN) and Quidamo F (Quality x Chameur) rounded out the top three, registering no penalties and a time of 41.10 seconds during the tiebreaker.
Riders that successfully completed in this competition have now qualified for the Friends of the Meadows Grand Prix taking place on Sunday, June 12.
Final Results – Friends of the Meadows CSI 3*
1) Katie Laurie (AUS) & Cera Caruso – 0 / 0 – 39.29
2) Brian Morton (CAN) & Firefly W – 0 / 0 – 40.63
3) Kara Chad (CAN & Quidamo F – 0 / 0 – 41.10
Source: Press Release from Spruce Meadows Media
Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media / Ashley Jimenez