Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 19, 2022 – The $137,700 ATB Cup CSI 5* was the final competition of the 2022 Spruce Meadows ‘National CSI 5* & CSI 2*, presented by Rolex. FEI Course Designer Anthony d’Ambrosio (USA) set out a track to test the athletes and three answered the call. Despite a pause in the competition to allow some severe weather to pass, Eric Krawitt (CAN), Mario Deslauriers (CAN) and Jose Antonio Chedraui (MEX) rode clear rounds and qualified for the jump off. After the brief but severe downpour, Chedraui elected to save his horse for another day and it was down to two.
Mario Delauriers (CAN) and Emerson (Eldorado vd Zeshoek x Berlin) laid down a safe clear ride in a time of 44.12 seconds, putting the pressure on Krawitt to be fast and clear.
At seventeen years of age, Eric Krawitt (CAN) was up for the challenge. Aboard Cactus de Cosniere (Paddock du Plessis x Flipper d’Elle*HN), the young up-and-comer rode the jump off like a pro aboard the 10-year-old Selle Français gelding and was clear in a time of 41.53 seconds, claiming the victory. The ‘National’ Tournament was Krawitt’s first 5* event.
Winner’s Circle – Eric Krawitt (CAN)
“Putting in some good rounds earlier this week gave me a lot of confidence. It’s very special win” – Eric Krawitt (CAN) on his win in the ATB Cup.
Final Results – $137,700 ATB Cup CSI 5*
1) Eric Krawitt (CAN) & Cactus de Cosniere – 0 / 0 – 41.53
2) Mario Deslauriers (CAN) & Emerson – 0 / 0 – 44.12
3) Jose Antonio Chedraui (MEX) & Haraminka – 0 / DNS – 83.00
Source: Press Release (edited) from Spruce Meadows Media
Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media / Mike Sturk