CSI 5*

Trailblazers Deliver the One-Two Punch & Nayel Nassar the Knock Out in the $485,500 Cabana Coast Team Competition

Toronto, Canada – August 18, 2023 – The sun went down and the Angelstone Events venue came alive Friday evening with a commanding victory from the Trelawny Trailblazers in the $485,500 Cabana Coast Team Competition CSI 5*. Daniel Bluman (ISR), Conor Swail (IRL) and Nayel Nassar (EGY)—all ranked within the top-50 in the world—stormed to a faultless night under the lights at the fourth leg of Major League Show Jumping’s third season.

Conor Swail (IRL) & Casturano

Coming off a leg two win in Traverse City a week earlier, Swail led a team of fresh legs in Canada. Riding Casturano, Swail combined his mount’s speed with the experience of Bluman’s ride, Gemma W. The mare has a winning record at Angelstone that includes last year’s MLSJ Grand Prix.

Daniel Bluman (ISR) & Gemma W

Swail and Bluman secured an appearance in the gold-medal match-up. They sent in Nayel Nassar (EGY) riding El Conde in for the deciding round and delivered.

Nayel Nassar (EGY) & El Conde

The head-to-head medal round featured reigning series champions Helios and the Trailblazers. Roberto Teran Tafur (COL) was clear, but not fast enough by less than a second margin. Nassar came through under pressure for team owner Cara Raether-Carey.

The champagne shower was a wild one!

Erynn Ballard (CAN), Ashlee Bond (ISR) and Tafur claimed the silver medal for the second week in a row, and the Northern Lights stepped onto the podium on home soil for a repeat of the top three results from the previous week in Michigan. Canadian pride was strong with the bronze medal team led by Sean Jobin (CAN), Vanessa Mannix (CAN) and Ali Ramsay (CAN).

Conor Swail (IRL) celebrates as Roberto Teran Tafur (COL) and Erynn Ballard (CAN) escape from the champagne shower.

MLSJ action concludes at Angelstone Events on Saturday with the the Kubota Grand Prix at 8:30 p.m. ET before moving on to Ottawa, Canada’s capital city and the fourth leg of The League, next week. To view a complete schedule, click here.

Podium: Nayel Nassar (EGY), Daniel Bluman (ISR), Conor Swail (IRL)

Final Results – $485,500 Cabana Coast Team Competition CSI 5*

1) Trelawny Trailblazers
Daniel Bluman (ISR) & Gemma W – 0 – 46.61
Conor Swail (ISL) & Casturano – 0 – 43.05
Nayel Nassar (EGY) & El Conde – 0 – 43.75

2) Helios
Erynn Ballard (CAN) & Narcotique V/H Dingenshof – 0 – 44.57
Ashlee Bond (ISR) & Garfield – 0 – 49.93
Roberto Teran Tafur (COL) & DSP Callas – 0 – 44.32

3) Northern Lights
Vanessa Mannix (CAN) & Carmela Z – 0 – 48.23
Ali Ramsay (CAN) & Conrado 12 – 0 – 50.15
Sean Jobin () & Darius – 0 – 46.31

Source: Press Release from Major League Show Jumping

Photos: © Major League Show Jumping / Angelstone Events / Mackenzie Clark / Atalya Boytner