Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – July 06, 2023 – The $80,000 Jayman Built Cup CSI 5* (1.55m) was the final qualifier for Saturday’s $1,000,000 ATCO Queen Elizabeth II Cup at the Spruce Meadows ‘North American’ CSI 5* & CSI 2*, presented by Rolex. The demanding track designed by FEI Course Designer Santiago Varela (ESP), covered 570m and 13 obstacles (16 jumping efforts) including a triple and double combination.
Eleven athletes passed all the first round tests and qualified for the jump off. Both Daniel Coyle (IRL) and Nayel Nassar (EGY) qualified two mounts, but Nassar elected to only jump off with one.
Coyle was first into the jump off, and aboard his first mount, Quintin, posted a remarkably fast, clear round in a time of 41.23 seconds.
Competitors watching the round thought it was unbeatable but Tiffany Foster (CAN), riding the 9-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding named Battlecry (Vigo d`Arsouilles STX x Latana), stuck to the plan and soared over the final fence in the jump off with a time of 40.67 seconds.
Winner`s Circle – Tiffany Foster (CAN)
“I brought him (Battlecry) here as an eight year old last year, and it was so lovely. In the summer series, we were allowed to get up into this main (International) ring and I could feel that he liked it then. And he just loves this International ring at Spruce Meadows – and it’s a good ring to like.” – Tiffany Foster (CAN) on her winning horse Battlecry.
Final Results – $80,000 Jayman Built Cup CSI 5*
1) Tiffany Foster (CAN) & Battlecry – 0 / 0 – 40.67
2) Daniel Coyle (IRL) & Quintin – 0 / 0 – 41.23
3) Daniel Coyle (IRL) & Ivory TCS – 0 / 0 – 41.91
Source: Press Release (edited) from Spruce Meadows Media
Photos: © Spruce Meadows Media / Mike Sturk