Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 16, 2023 – The $38,500 ATCO Cup CSI 2* was the final competitions where athletes could qualify for one of the 35 spots for Sunday’s ATCO Grand Prix CSI 2*. Over 50 competitors entered the jump off competition hoping to post first-round clears and qualify for the jump off.
Twelve of the riders jumped the first round of competition clear over the track designed by FEI Course Designer Olaf Petersen Jr. (GER). Conor Swail (IRL) riding Gamble laid down the fastest clear round in the jump off with a time of 36.51 seconds to claim the victory. Swail and Gamble have finished 58 rounds at 1.45m in their career together and have a 42% average of ending up in the top 10 of those competitions, stats provided by Jumpr App.
Nayel Nassar (EGY) and Coronado were the closest ones to the eventual winners, finishing second backed by a clean scorecard and a final time of 37.18 seconds.
Maddison Stephen (AUS) and Yalambis Ikon were right on the heels of the latter two, being only three-hundredths of a second slower than them, enough to secure bronze honors.
Final Results – $38,500 ATCO Cup CSI 5*
1) Conor Swail (IRL) & Gamble – 0 / 0 – 36.51
2) Nayel Nassar (EGY) & Coronado – 0 / 0 – 37.18
3) Maddison Stephen (AUS) & Yalambis Ikon – 0 / 0 – 37.21
Source: Press Release (edited) from Spruce Meadows Media
Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media / Mike Sturk