CSI 4*

From Four Faults to Two Firsts & Bookending the Podium! Erynn Ballard & Narcotique Turn on the Nitro at Fort Worth CSI 4*-W

Fort Worth, Texas, USA – December 14, 2022 – Life is full of ups and downs and so is showjumping. In Erynn Ballard‘s case, the Canadian had a very incosistent year according to her own standards and statement after winning the $74,200 CabanaCoast Winning Round CSI 5* with Narcotique VH Dingenshof last week at Thermal, California, USA. It turns out that showjumping might involve more of a mental aspect than most people in the sport might acknowledge, thereforeonce you start winning, it’s much easier to win.

Erynn Ballard (CAN) & Narcotique vh Dingenshof

That’s exactly what happened as Ballard (CAN) teamed up with the same 9-year-old bay Belgian Warmblood mare (Harley VDL x Chacco-Blue) that carried her to victory last week to win the $40,000 Bethorsesports.com – Fantasy Two-Phase Challenge CSI 4*-W last Wednesday during Split Rock Jumping Tour‘s CSI 4*-W at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The dynamic duo were consistent again, setting the winning mark in 30.30 seconds at the end of their second-phase performance.

Her win was enhanced by another podium finish as she rode Gakhir (Spartacus TN x Labor’s VDL Indorado) towards bronze honors, the differencce being their final time of 30.77 seconds.

Daniel Coyle (IRL) gave it a good run finishing just in between her two mounts with Ivory TCS (Falaise de Muze x Ukato), securing the second spot on the podium in 31.19 seconds.

Final Results – $40,000 Bethorsesports.com Fantasy Two-Phase Challenge CSI 4*-W

1) Erynn Ballard (CAN) & Narcotique VH Dingenshof – 0 / 0 – 30.30

2) Daniel Coyle (IRL) & Ivory TCS – 0 / 0 – 30.77

3) Erynn Ballard (CAN) & Gakhir – 0 / 0 – 31.19

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