Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 17, 2022 – The $40,000 ATCO Cup CSI 5* marked the start of competition on the International Ring for the second day of the Spruce Meadows ‘National’ CSI 5* & 2*, presented by Rolex. Thirty-three horse/rider combinations took on the challenging track set by FEI Course Designer Anthony D’Ambrosio (USA). Three duos passed all the tests in round one and returned for the jump off against the clock.
Kyle King (USA), Mario Deslauriers (CAN) and Conor Swail (IRL) were clear in round one and proceeded to the jump-off. King was first to go the jump off aboard Etalon and he did his best to lay down a quick time but carried 8 penalty-points to his final score.
Mario Deslauriers (CAN) laid down a quick clear ride on Uris de La Roque (Capital x Quick Star) with a time of 41.65 seconds that could not be beat.
Conor Swail (IRL) and Nadal Hero & DB (Kannan x Polydor) gave the Deslauriers a run for his money, following closely after being just twelve-hundredths of a second slower in the tiebreaker.
The Canadian veteran, who was Canada’s lone show jumper at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, continued his successful start to the 2022 Spruce Meadows season and looks to carry his winning ways into weekend competition.
Final Results – $40,000 ATCO Cup CSI 5*
1) Mario Deslauriers (CAN) & Uris de La Roque – 0 / 0 – 41.65
2) Conor Swail (IRL) & Nadal Hero & DB – 0 / 0 – 41.77
3) Kyle King (USA) & Etalon – 0 / 8 – 42.45
Source: Press Release (edited) from Spruce Meadows Media
Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media / Mike Sturk