Calgary, Alberta – June 23, 2019 – The Master of Faster ends up victorious in the $60,000 Bryan Anderson Memorial Grand Prix CSI2*. It was Richard Spooner of the United States who galloped to the victory in the event aboard his 14-year-old stallion Arthos R. Spooner claimed the victory with a blistering time of 46.65 seconds, besting the defending champion Nicolas Pizzaro of Mexico by just two-tenths of a second who finished in second place with a time of 46.89 seconds. Madelaine Riddle of Canada rounded out the top three aboard Salvatore with a clear jump-off time of 56.41 seconds.
Victorious in a field of 27 horse-and-athlete combinations with seven pairs advancing to the jump off, Spooner was asked about his day. “I thought everyone at Rocky Mountain did such a great job, especially with all of the rain they received on Friday. The drainage that has been installed in the warm up ring was amazing. Combine all of that with a fantastic job by Werner Deeg to get a great result for an exciting jump-off, and what else needs to be said? I was extremely happy with Arthos and felt that he really performed well ad was quite proud of how careful he stayed with that long gallop to the last jump,” said Spooner.
The next FEI events on the calendar for the team at RMSJ are scheduled at the prestigious Royal West in October, but national competition continues throughout the next few months at the beautiful facility nestled in the foothills of Southern Alberta, just south of Calgary.
$60,000 Bryan Anderson Memorial Grand Prix CSI2*
Place / Horse / Rider / Country / R1 Faults | Time / R2 Faults | Time
1. Arthos R / Richard Spooner / USA / 0 | 73.62 / 0 | 46.65
2. Pia Contra / Nicolas Pizarro / MEX / 0 | 74.25 / 0 | 46.89
3. Salvatore / Madelaine Riddle / CAN / 0 | 72.35 / 0 | 56.41
4. Amorniek / Brian Morton / 0 | 77.58 / 4 | 50.97
5. Chasanno / Brian Morton / 0 | 78.73 / 5 | 64.92
6. Darantos / Gareth Graves / CAN / 0 | 76.18 / 15 | 70.58
7. Zipiro / Rowan Willis / AUS / 0 | 73.23 / 16 | 49.77
8. Abelone O.T Lowlands Z / Andrew Kocher / USA / 4| 71.01
9. Brownie and Cream / Reynaldo Roberto / BOL / 4 | 71.49
10. Chapilot / Rodrigo Lambre / BRA / 4 | 71.63
11. Squirt Gun / Andrew Kocher / USA / 4 | 71.99
12. Granit S / John C Anderson / CAN / 4 | 72.18