Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Canada – June 30, 2023 – Today’s feature competition was the 5* 1.45m competition on the North American Ring. Twenty-four horse/rider combinations took on the track built by FEI Course Designer Anthony d’Ambrosio (USA). Of those riders, only seven posted clear round and qualified for the jump off.
Of the seven, only six chose to take on the jump off track in hopes of making it to the winner’s circle. It was another battle of the Irish between Conor Swail (IRL) and Darragh Kenny (IRL), but today it was Swail aboard Count Me In who would claim victory posting the fastest clear round in the jump off with a time of 37.57 seconds.
Kenny and Arna `T Kruisveld were also double clear, securing second place in 38.75 seconds while Kara Chad (CAN) and Igor GPH completed their two performances in flawless fashion too, rounding out the top three in 39.31 seconds.
Final Results – $38,500 The Fantastic 4 CSI 5*
1) Conor Swail (IRL) & Count Me In – 0 / 0 – 37.57
2) Darragh Kenny (IRL) & Arna `T Kruisveld – 0 / 0 – 38.75
3) Kara Chad (CAN) & Igor GPH – 0 / 0 – 39.31
Source: Press Release (edited) from Spruce Meadows Media
Photos: © Spruce Meadows Media / Dave Chidley