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Spruce Meadows: Canada One Tournament

| June 29, 2013

Brianne Goutal and Onira Win $50,000 RBC Financial Group Cup 1.60m

The $50,000 RBC Financial Group Cup 1.60m saw Brianne Goutal (USA) ride to victory with her veteran partner Onira.

There were 20 entries in the $50,000 RBC Financial Group Cup 1.60m, and nine were clear in the first round and moved on to the jump-off. The riders competed over a course designed by Michel Vaillancourt of Canada.

Brianne Goutal was the last rider in the ring and showed how it’s done with her 17-year-old partner Onira, a Dutch Warmblood gelding by Nimmerdor x Ramiro Z. Onira is owned by Goutal’s Remarkable Farms LP and she has been riding him for 10 years. They have risen through the ranks together from the junior jumpers to the 1.60m level and have competed at the FEI World Cup Finals together.

Final Results: $50,000 RBC Financial Group Cup 1.60m
1. Onira: 1996 KWPN gelding by Nimmerdor x Ramiro
Brianne Goutal (USA), Remarkable Farms LP: 0/0/38.15

4. Zerly: 2004 KPWN mare by Querlybet Hero x Carthago
Christine McCrea (USA), Candy Tribble: 0/0/38.73

7. Zander: 2004 KWPN gelding Cantos x Saygon
Mclain Ward (USA), McLain Ward & Grant Road Partners: 0/4/37.21

Zerly and Christine McCrea finish second in $100,000 ESSO Challenge 1.60m CSI-W

Calgary, AB – June 30, 2013 –The highlight of the week, the $100,000 ESSO Challenge 1.60m CSI-W, was an exciting finish for Leslie Howard (USA) and Tic Tac, a Belgian Sport Horse stallion by Clinton x Darco owned by Jane Clark, who took the top prize.

There were 32 entries in the $100,000 ESSO Challenge 1.60m CSI-W, and they were jumping over a course designed by Michel Vaillancourt of Canada. There were seven clears in the first round and it led to an exciting jump-off.

Christine McCrea (USA) and Zerly were the first to go double clear. They stopped the timers in 40.70 seconds, which would hold up for second place.

Foster and Southwind VDL were clear as well in the jump-off, but a slower time of 45.26 seconds slotted them into fourth place. Lamaze and Powerplay were just faster in 41.19 seconds and they finished in third place.

Final Results: $100,000 ESSO Challenge 1.60m CSI-W
2. Zerly: 2004 Dutch Warmblood mare by Querlybet Hero x Carthago
Christine Mccrea (USA), Candy Tribble: 0/0/40.70

4. Southwind Vdl: 1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Baloubet du Rouet x Ahorn
Tiffany Foster (CAN), Artisan Farms LLC: 0/0/45.26

8. Sancha La Silla: 2003 Warmblood mare by Chin Chin x Polydor
Daniel Bluman (COL), Daniel Bluman: 1/82.04

Pablo Barrios and Zara Leandra Win $33,000 West Canadian Cup 1.50m

Pablo Barrios (VEN) and Zara Leandra were victorious in the $33,000 West Canadian Cup 1.50m. Fifteen out of 42 entries went clear in the first round to advance to the jump-off.

Barrios and Zara Leandra, a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare by Metropole x Ahorn owned by ZL Group Inc., finished clear in 41.12 seconds for the win. Barrios has ridden Zara Leandra just over a year and they have had top wins in Wellington and Kentucky.

Final Results: $33,000 West Canadian Cup 1.50m
1. Zara Leandra: 2004 Dutch Warmblood mare by Metropole x Ahorn
Pablo Barrios (VEN), ZL Group Inc.: 0/0/41.12

5. Zandor: 2004 Warmblood stallion by Oklund x Ulster
Alejandro Plascencia (MEX), Luis Gerardo Plascencia: 0/4/38.67

The Spruce Meadows Summer Tournaments continue on July 3-7 with the ‘North American.’ For more information and full results, please visit www.sprucemeadows.com.

(Source: Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.)

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