Nicolas Pizarro Suarez Claims the $60,000 Bryan Anderson Memorial Grand Prix

Calgary, AB – June 26, 2018 – After 24 hours of solid rain, the skies opened up and the Anderson Grand Prix ring was drenched with beautiful sunshine for the $60,000 Bryan Anderson Memorial Grand Prix. The man with the smile on his face in the end was Nicolas Pizarro Suarez of Mexico who galloped to the victory aboard his young 8-year-old horse Chapiletto. Pizarro was the last to go in the jump off and claimed the victory with a blistering time of 44.87 seconds, besting the first rider out in the jump-off, Nikolaj Hein Russ of Denmark, by seven-tenths of a second.

Nicolas Pizarro Suarez and Chapiletto. Photo: Amanda Ubell Photography
Nicolas Pizarro Suarez and Chapiletto. Photo: Amanda Ubell Photography

Victorious in a field of 31 horse-and-rider combinations with 6 advancing to the jump off, Nicolas was asked about his day. “I couldn’t believe that it rained for over 24 hours on Friday and Saturday. Most Shows would have cancelled everything. Both of my horses jumped great in the warm up competition on Thursday, and today I had great luck with the draw. I was early to go on my older horse and at the end on Chapiletto. I was so impressed that after all of that rain that the footing was exactly the same from the beginning until the end. It was fantastic!”

“I showed here two years ago and I can’t believe all of the changes the team has made here. Now you have a humongous field just to be able to hack your horses. Not too many shows in the world have that. The stables are bigger, and the all-weather ground for the warm up rings is amazing” said Nicolas. “And I have to say, when you get a show with such warm people who pay attention to all of the details, there is no way not to have good vibes”, he added. “I will definitely be coming back! They have everything from the .90m all the way to the big Grand Prix at the end of the show.”

The next FEI events on the calendar for the team at Rocky Mountain Show Jumping 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 / R2 Faults | Time
1. Chapiletto / Nicolas Pizarro S / MEX / 0 / 0 | 44.87
2. Concolue / Nikolaj Hein Ruus / DEN / 0 / 0 | 45.58
3. Relic LS / Juan Pablo Jimine / MEX / 0 / 0 | 45.61
4. Catinka 25 / Vanessa Mannix / CAN / 0 / 0 | 47.81
5. Harley Van Het Exelhof / Kelly Hirsch / CAN / 0 / 0 | 49.18
6. Cypress VF / Soehnke Theymann / GER / 0 / 0 | 52.69
7. Barbaro / Nicolas Pizarro S / MEX / 4 | 75.77
8. Charming Force B / Keean White / CAN / 4 | 80.78
9. Couleur Van Berkenbroek / Daniel Rihan Jr / MEX / 4 | 80.99
10. Landlysts Coquett / Henrik Gundersen / DEN / 4 | 81.11
11. Bearlock Holmes / Rodrigo Lambre / BRA / 4 | 81.52
12. Hey Jude / Vanessa Manix / CAN / 4 | 82.08

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