Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – July 05, 2023 – FEI-level competition began early Wednesday at Spruce Meadows as over 45 competitors stepped into the International Ring to challenge the $5,000 Stud Farm CSI 2* (1.45m) one-round competition. This competition was the first of two this week where competitors could earn their ticket into Saturday’s $80,000 Akita Drilling Winning Round.
The Irish have had a great string of luck these last few weeks of competition with multiple top placings and wins. Today, Conor Swail (IRL) would add to that list. Aboard Count Me In, Swail soared through the finish line, clear, in a time of 67.89 seconds to claim the win. Swail also picked up the third place on his other mount Nadal Hero & DB. Fellow Irishman Darragh Kenny (IRL) split those placing to finish second.
Final Results – $5,000 Stud Farm Challenge CSI 2* – 1.45m
1) Conor Swail (IRL) & Count Me In – 0 – 67.89
2) Darragh Kenny (IRL) & California Pie – 0 – 68.73
3) Conor Swail (IRL) & Nadal Hero & DB – 0 – 68.75
Source: Press Release (edited) from Spruce Meadows Media
Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media / Mike Sturk