Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 10, 2023 – It was a very “international’ final competition on Saturday at the North American Ring. In the Township Planning Cup CSI 5* 1.50m competition, nine nations were represented by 23 riders – all hoping to take top spot and the lion`s share of the $79,500 purse.
Riders had to stay on pace of 400m/min in order to make the time allowed, and only two were able to get the job done. Daniel Coyle (IRL) and Kent Farrington (USA) posted the only clear first rides in the competition and advanced to the jump off.
Both quick riders, Coyle was first up and knew he had to put the pressure on Farrington. However in spite of a lightning fast time of 37.71 seconds, two rails had him finishing in second on 8 penalty-points. Farrington now only had to go clear and made the jump off look easy, crossing the finish line with no faults and a time of 42.31 second. This marked the former world #1’s first win of the 2023 Spruce Meadows FEI season.
Final Results – $79,500 Township Planning Cup CSI 5* – 1.50m
1) Kent Farrington (USA) & Creedance – 0 / 0 – 42.31
2) Daniel Coyle (IRL) & Quintin – 0 / 8 – 37.71
3) Sameh El Dahan (GBR) & Oscar-A – 2 – 79.07
Source: Press Release from Spruce Meadows Media
Photos: © Spruce Meadows / Mike Sturk