Matthew Sampson & Fabrice DN Fly to First in the $40,000 Cardel Homes Cup CSIO 5*

Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Canada – September 06, 2023 – The $40,000 Cardel Homes Cup CSIO 5* (1.45m) was the first event on the International Ring to start the tournament. Thirty-seven athletes representing twelve nations stepped through the iconic Clock Tower looking to post a fast and clear ride in the one round competition. Great Britain’s Matthew Sampson (GBR) aboard Fabrice DN spent their summer at Spruce Meadows and the preparation paid off. The pair galloped across the finish line clear, in a time of 61.27 seconds, which could not be caught.

Santiago Lambre (BRA) and Chattagnooga conquered reserve honors after a penalty-free performance in 61.79 seconds while Kyle King (USA) rounded out the top three on SIG Chiari, crossing the timers in 64.47 seconds.

Matthew Sampson (GBR) & Fabrice DN

Final Results – $40,000 Cardel Homes Cup CSIO 5*

1) Matthew Sampson (GBR) & Fabrice DN – 0 – 61.27

2) Santiago Lambre (BRA) & Chattagnooga – 0 – 61.79

3) Kyle King (USA) & SIG Chiari – 0 – 64.47

Source: Press Release from Spruce Meadows Media

Photos: © Spruce Meadows Media / Mike Sturk