Day Two of the Spruce Meadows ‘North American’ CSI5* Brings Top Competition

Rich Fellers and Steelbi win the Friends of the Meadows Cup. Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media
Rich Fellers and Steelbi win the Friends of the Meadows Cup. Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media

Calgary, CAN – July 5, 2018 – Day two of the Spruce Meadows ‘North American’ CSI5*, presented by Rolex brought over 200 international competitors onto the International Ring with over 100 horses planning to start the 1.45m competitions. In the Friends of the Meadows Cup (1.45m), the United States would continue its winning streak from the day prior as Rich Fellers (USA) jumped to victory aboard Steelbi.

Eric Lamaze and Chesney win the ATCO Cup. Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media
Eric Lamaze and Chesney win the ATCO Cup. Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media

The ATCO Cup (1.45m) would bring forward seven clear rounds from the original 47 horse/rider combinations in the first round with four different nations represented. Canada’s Eric Lamaze would jump to victory with a clean jump off round and a quick time of 39.51s.

“When you come here [to Spruce Meadows] you bring the best [horses], the best 1.45m, the best 1.50m and the best 1.55m,” said Lamaze on his strategy and win at Spruce Meadows.

Hunter Holloway and Eastern Jam win the AON Cup. Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media
Hunter Holloway and Eastern Jam win the AON Cup. Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media

The AON Cup (1.50m) was the final competition riders could use to qualify for Saturday’s Imperial Winning Round and the competition was fierce. Sixty-five horse-and-rider combinations started the competition with sixteen duos qualifying for the jump off round. Some of the top international riders including Kent Farrington (USA), Eric Lamaze (CAN), Tiffany Foster (CAN) and Patricio Pasquel (MEX) all qualified for the jump off, but it was young Hunter Holloway (USA) who put the pressure on and jumped to her first international victory at Spruce Meadows. At just 21 years of age, she proved she could compete at the top level of international sport.

“To have a win at Spruce Meadows today is so honorable to me,” said Holloway on her inaugural International Ring win at Spruce Meadows.

Eric Lamaze and Fine Lady 5 win the Progress Energy Cup. Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media
Eric Lamaze and Fine Lady 5 win the Progress Energy Cup. Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media

The Progress Energy Cup (1.55m) was the last chance for riders to qualify for Saturday’s ATCO Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Grand Prix. The tough track was designed by FEI course designer Santiago Valera (ESP) and a tight time allowed of 79 seconds kept the clear rounds to a minimum. Only five clears were posted in the first round and advanced into the jump off. Richard Spooner (USA) and Patricio Pasquel (MEX) would both post a clear round in the jump off while Juan Jose Zendajas (MEX) delivered the fastest time but a costly rail would keep him out of the podium. Olympic bronze medal team Eric Lamaze (CAN) and Fine Lady were second last to go and as quick as could be with a time of 45.87 seconds taking over the lead from Pasquel. Last into the ring was fellow Canadian and Spruce Meadows rookie, Francois Lamontagne but a time of 46.17 seconds would land him in third place.

The weekend of the Spruce Meadows ‘North American’ CSI5* presented by Rolex (July 4 – 8) will be full of great sport featuring the Imperial Winning Round and the ATCO Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Saturday, July 7.

RESULTS

Friends of the Meadows Cup
Place / Horse / Rider / Country / R1 Faults | Time / R2 Faults | Time
1. Steelbi / Rich Fellers / USA / 0 | 75.980 / 0 | 42.770
2. J’Adore Van Het Klinkhof / Erynn Ballard / CAN / 0 | 76.310 / 0 | 44.690
3. Mai Tai 2 / Karrie Rufer / USA / 0 | 77.160 / 0 | 45.170
4. Careyes / Eduardo Sanchez Navarro / MEX / 0 | 77.510 / 0 | 45.520
5. Jack White / Luis Alejandro Plascencia O. / MEX / 0 | 75.580 / 0 | 46.020
6. Fellini S / Erynn Ballard / CAN / 0 | 78.500 / 0 | 47.790
7. Zapzerap / Enrique Gonzalez / MEX / 0 | 78.130 / 1 | 48.630
8. Wupp / Alberto Sanchez-Cozar / MEX / 0 | 76.240 / 4 | 45.790
9. Classic Verte / John Perez / COL / 0 | 77.720 / 4 | 46.450
10. Primo Troy / Andrew Welles / USA / 0 | 78.040 / 4 | 51.320
11. Shark / Rowan Willis / AUS / 0 | 74.590 / 8 | 45.010
12. Donatello 141 / Ashlee Bond / ISR / 0 | 76.260 / 8 | 47.430

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ATCO Cup
Place / Horse / Rider / Country / R1 Faults | Time / R2 Faults | Time
1. Chesney / Eric Lamaze / CAN / 0 | 79.490 / 0 | 39.510
2. Jamaica Van Paemel / Mario Deslauriers / CAN / 0 | 80.070 / 0 | 40.800
3. Di Caprio RV / Hannah Heidegger / USA / 0 | 80.980 / 0 | 41.190
4. Little Lord 90 / Karen Polle / JPN / 0 | 79.720 / 4 | 39.670
5. Arthos R / Richard Spooner / USA / 0 | 77.070 / 4 | 45.100
6. Stakkarus / Jaclyn Duff / CAN / 0 | 79.960 / 8 | 45.340
7. Quartz De La Lande / Rodrigo Lambre / BRA / 0 | 78.960
8. Colasko / Sofia Larrea B / MEX / 1 | 82.650
9. Quality FZ / Eric Lamaze / CAN / 1 | 83.180
10. Diathago / Antonio Maurer / MEX / 1 | 84.170
11. Costa Rica VH Waterschoot / Sloan Hopson / USA / 1 | 84.240
12. Emmerton / Kent Farrington / USA / 1 | 85.150

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AON Cup
Place / Horse / Rider / Country / R1 Faults | Time / R2 Faults | Time
1. Eastern Jam / Hunter Holloway / USA / 0 | 75.250 / 0 | 42.380
2. Brighton / Tiffany Foster / CAN / 0 | 76.640 / 0 | 42.590
3. Houston / Eric Lamaze / CAN / 0 | 77.260 / 0 | 43.700
4. Armik / Capt. Brian Cournane / IRL / 0 | 77.410 / 0 | 43.960
5. Jasper / Kent Farrington / USA / 0 | 75.660 / 0 | 44.770
6. Valentino D’Elte / Vanessa Mannix / CAN / 0 | 78.270 / 1 | 51.880
7. Robin de Ponthual / Peter Lutz / USA / 0 | 78.660 / 2 | 52.550
8. Samson II / Zazou Hoffman / USA / 0 | 77.720 / 4 | 43.850
9. Diego / Andrew Bourns / IRL / 0 | 77.870 / 4 | 47.660
10. Caruso 472 / James Chawke / IRL / 0 | 78.830 / 4 | 48.930
11. Cat Ballou / Molly Ashe / USA / 0 | 76.960 / 4 | 49.150
12. Coco Bongo / Eric Lamaze / CAN / 0 | 78.210 / 4 | 49.490

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Progress Energy Cup
Place / Horse / Rider / Country / R1 Faults | Time / R2 Faults | Time
1. Fine Lady 5 / Eric Lamaze / CAN / 0 | 77.590 / 0 | 45.780
2. Babel / Patricio Pasquel / MEX / 0 | 75.520 / 0 | 46.100
3. Chanel Du Calvaire / Francois Lamontagne / CAN / 0 | 78.320 / 0 | 46.170
4. Quirado RC / Richard Spooner / USA / 0 | 78.380 / 0 | 48.460
5. Tino La Chapelle / Juan Jose Zendejas Salgado / MEX / 0 | 75.090 / 4 | 44.300
6. Creedance / Kent Farrington / USA / 1 | 79.070
7. Cor Bakker / Fernando Martinez Sommer / MEX / 1 | 79.140
8. Ladriano Z / Daniel Bluman / ISR / 1 | 79.660
9. Rubens LS La Silla / Conor Swail / IRL / 1 | 80.600
10. Landpeter Do Feroleto / Federico Fernandez / MEX / 1 | 80.960
11. VDL Bravo S / Hunter Holloway / USA / 1 | 81.430
12. Union De La Nutria / Alberto Sanchez-Cozar / MEX / 1 | 82.970

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