Monterrey, Mexico – November 11, 2023 – The Trelawny Trailblazers are proving tough to catch during the 2023 season with a third victory in Saturday’s $346,000 Cabana Coast 5* Team Competition in Monterrey, Mexico.
The Trailblazers now lead the season standings by more than 30 points after team veteran Nayel Nassar (EGY) clinched his second gold-medal jump-off of the season, this time riding Jiminy Cricket.
He was put in the position to win gold thanks to clear first-round efforts by team stalwart Conor Swail (IRL) on Gamble.
Newcomer to both the team and The League, Gregory Wathelet (BEL), ranked at no. 30 in the world, piloted Nevado S, while world no. 20 Swail guided Gamble.
Nassar returned to familiar territory and set the standard for Ashley Vogel (USA) of the Spy Coast Spies to beat, but an unfortunate refusal in the middle of the second-round track with Ceres van het Moeshof settled her team with silver. She was joined by Irish teammates Shane Sweetnam (IRL) on RR Combella and Jordan Coyle (IRL) riding For Gold.
Beating out the Crusaders in the bronze medal jump-off, Team KPF‘s Eduardo Menezes (BRA), Natalie Dean (USA) and Zoe Conter (BEL) climbed onto the podium.
As the Trailblazers ride a wave of momentum after the eighth leg of Major League Show Jumping (MLSJ), attention now turns to the season finale in Palm Springs, CA, in December.
Final Results – Cabana Coast Team Competition CSI 5*
1) Trelawny Trailblazers
2) Spy Coast Spies
3) Team KPF
Source: Press Release by Lindsay Brock for Major League Show Jumping
Photos: © MLSJ / Atalya Boytner