CSI 3*

Brian Morton & Crusador Z Cruise to First in Friends of the Meadows Grand Prix CSI 3* at Spruce Meadows

Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 12, 2022 – It was a beautiful afternoon on the All Canada Ring for the Friends of the Meadows Grand Prix CSI 3*. Twenty-seven qualified horse/rider combinations from seven nations were tested in the first round of competition over a course designed by FEI Course Designer Leopoldo Palacious (VEN) and executed by FEI Course Designer Anthony d’Ambrosio (USA).

Only six riders jumped clear in the first round to advance to the jump off, including Canadians Brian Morton (CAN), Ben Asselin (CAN) and Nicole Walker (CAN).

Brian Morton (CAN) and Crusador Z (Chacco-Blue x Labor’s VDL Indorado) were the first ones to tackle the jump-off course and put the pressure on those who followed by posting a quick clear ride in a time of 38.74 seconds. The pressure was too much for the remaining 5 competitors, who couldn’t

Ben Asselin (CAN) and Luikan Q (Luidan x Kannna) came the closest, posting a time of 38.95 seconds and settling for second place.

James Arkins (AUS) and Joevaro N (H5 Elvaro x Equador)

“You have to trust your plan that you walked (for the jump off). I knew I had the horse. When I felt her jump so good in the first round I knew I could take a shot at winning” Brian Morton (CAN) on his win in the Friends of the Meadows Grand Prix 1.50M.

Final Results – Friends of the Meadows Grand Prix CSI 3*

1) Brian Morton (CAN) & Crusador Z – 0 / 0 – 38.74

2) Ben Asselin (CAN) & Luikan Q – 0 / 0 – 38.95

3) James Arkins (AUS) & Joevaro N – 0 / 0 – 39.07

Source: Press Release from Spruce Meadows Media

Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media / Mike Sturk