Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – July 02, 2022 – The $140,000 Canadian Utilities CSI 5* was the feature competition Saturday of the Spruce Meadows ‘Pan American’ CSI 5* & 2*, presented by Rolex. Over 40 horse/rider combinations took on the 570 meters, 16 jumping effort track set out by FEI Course Designer Peter Grant (CAN) hoping to jump clear rounds and make it into the jump off.
Six of competitors made it through round one with no faults and proceeded to the jump-off. The shortened track covered the 380 meters and needed to be completed in 57 seconds. Kent Farrington (USA) aboard Orafina, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare (For Fashion x Canturo) proved to be in top form laying down the fastest clear round in the jump-off in a time of 44.61 seconds.
Juan Jose Zendejas Salgado (MEX) and Just Nice van het Indihof (Deauville van T&L x Toulon) matched the clean scorecard of the winners, finishing second in 44.96 seconds.
The United States managed to put two of their own on the podium as Giavanna Rinaldi (USA) rode Carollo (Chacco-Blue x La Piko) towards bronze honors in 45.24 seconds.
Winner’s Circle – Kent Farrington (USA)
“She’s a very, very careful horse. It’s why I move around between the levels here (Spruce Meadows) and let her experience the big jumps. Being here (Spruce Meadows) gives her a lot of growth.” Kent Farrington (USA) on bringing horses to Spruce Meadows to develop them.
Final Results – $140,000 Canadian Utilities CSI 5*– 1.50m
1) Kent Farrington (USA) & Orafina – 0 / 0 – 44.61
2) Juan Jose Zendejas Salgado (MEX) & Just Nice van het Indihof – 0 / 0 – 44.96
3) Giavanna Rinaldi (USA) & Carollo – 0 / 0 – 45.24
Source: Press Release (edited) from Spruce Meadows Media
Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media / Mike Sturk