Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 18, 2022 – The $75,000 RBC Capital Markets Cup CSI 5* was the final opportunity for riders not previously qualified to gain entry into tomorrow’s RBC Grand Prix of Canada CSI 5*, presented by Rolex. Thirty-three athletes entered the evening competition hoping for a trip to the winners circle. Of those who completed the first round, only eight produced clear rounds and advanced to the jump off.
Katherine Strauss (USA), a recent university graduate coached by John and Beezie Madden, posted an early clear ride and then posted a clear jump off time to beat of 43.25 seconds. The only rider to put in a faster round was former world #1 ranked rider Kent Farrington (USA) aboard Orafina. Farrington put in a clear jump off time of 41.27 seconds aboard the 10-year-old bay Dutch Warmblood mare (For Fashion x Canturo).
The third spot on the podium was claimed by Federico Fernandez (MEX) and Romeo (Lando x Cheers Cassini), who also left all the poles up for no penalties, timed in 43.81 seconds in the tiebreaker.
Winner’s Circle: Kent Farrington (USA)
“It’s great to be back at Spruce Meadows, I’ve brought a big group of horses (with me). I think it’s great sport and great for the horses to be here (Spruce Meadows).” Kent Farrington following his win of the 2022 RBC Capital Markets Cup.
The top 5 riders from this competition along with those with the most accumulated points from competitions earlier this week have now qualified for the RBC Grand Prix of Canada, presented by Rolex on Saturday. Click HERE for more information on the qualification process.
Results – $75,000 RBC Capital Markets Cup CSI 5*
1) Kent Farrington (USA) & Orafina – 0 / 0 – 41.27
2) Katheine Strauss (USA) & Fair Field – 0 / 0 – 43.25
3) Federico Fernandez (MEX) & Romeo – 0 / 0 – 43.81
Source: Press Release (edited) from Spruce Meadows Media
Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media / Mike Sturk