Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – July 07, 2023 – The $40,000 Scotiabank Cup CSI 5* (1.50m) was the final competition to wrap up Friday of the Spruce Meadows ‘North American’, CSI5* & CSI 2*, presented by Rolex. Over 40 horse/rider combinations stepped through the clock tower to challenge the track designed by FEI Course Designer Santiago Varela (ESP).
Despite a little bit of rain, nine of the competitors jumped clear in the first round and advanced to the jump off. The jump off track consisted of 7 obstacles (8 jumping efforts) over 310m that the riders had to complete in a time of 47 seconds or less.
The depth of Tiffany Foster’s (CAN) current roster is something all riders covet. Today she brought the 9-year-old mare Electrique through the Clock Tower and she performed like an old pro. After passing all the first round tests, Foster stuck to her plan and used the mare’s big step and careful nature to best the rest of the competitors. The pair galloped through the finish line in a time of 39.15 seconds to secure their second International Ring win in a row.
Winner`s Circle – Tiffany Foster (CAN)
“I think especially here (Spruce Meadows), you hear the cheer when you go in (to the ring) in front of the home crowd – I always try my best to make them proud. I love jumping here, I love jumping in front of the Canadian fans and hopefully we can carry on tomorrow.” – Tiffany Foster (CAN) on second International Ring win of the week.
Final Results – $40,000 Scotiabank Cup CSI 5*
1) Tiffany Foster (CAN) & Electrique – 0 / 0 – 39.15
2) Darragh Kenny (IRL) & California Pie – 0 / 0 – 39.68
3) Paul O`Shea (IRL) & Squirt Gun – 0 / 0 – 40.09
Source: Spruce Meadows Media
Photos: © Spruce Meadows Media / Mike Sturk