Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – September 10, 2023 – The final day of the 2023 Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ CSIO 5* & CSI 2* saw fans coming through the gates bright and early to get their spot around the International Ring to watch some of the best show jumping in the world. Competitions began on the International Ring with the Enbridge Cup (1.50m).
The track featured 13 obstacles (16 jumping efforts) that had to be completed and cleared in a time of 84 second to qualify for the jump off. It was challenging track but five riders passed the test and advanced to the jump off.
The Irish had been on a roll, and today was no exception. Spruce Meadows veteran Conor Swail (IRL), who’s Irish Team had won Saturday’s$600,000 BMO Nations’ Cup CSIO 5*, pulled out all the stops aboard Gamble to take the victory. The pair jumped double clear with the fastest jump off time, crossing the finish line in a time of 45.03 seconds.
Final Results – $80,000 Enbridge Cup CSIO 5*
1) Conor Swail (IRL) & Gamble – 0 / 0 – 45.03
2) John Whitaker (GBR) & Sharid – 0 / 0 – 50.95
3) Harrie Smolders (NED) & Bingo du Parc – 0 / 4 – 48.57
Source: Press Release (edited) from Spruce Meadows Media
Photos: © Spruce Meadows Media / Dave Chidley / Jack Cusano