12 Jul Spruce Meadows – Pan American Tournament
July 12, 2013
Spruce Meadows – Pan American Tournament
Calgary, AB – July 11, 2013
Kent Farrington and Zafira winp $35,000 G&C Farm Cup.
The ‘Pan American’ Tournament at Spruce Meadows kicked off on Thursday with featured competition including a win for French rider Adam Prudent and Vasco in the $6,000 Shell Energy Cup 1.45m as well as a victory for USA’s Kent Farrington and Zafira in the $35,000 G&C Farm Cup 1.50m.
The ‘Pan American’ Tournament runs July 11-14, 2013, featuring CSI 5* competition and $625,000 in total prize money.
The $35,000 G&C Farm Cup was the highlight competition on Thursday with 62 entries jumping a challenging course set by Peter Grant of Vancouver, BC. Nine entries went clear to advance to the jump-off and just three were able to clear the short course without fault. First in the order of go and therefore first to return for the jump-off, Kent Farrington and Haity McNerney’s Zafira set the pace with what would prove to be the winning clear round in 37.88 seconds.
Canada’s Tiffany Foster and Victor, owned by Torrey Pines and Artisan Farms
LLC, finished second with a clear jump-off round in 39.61 seconds. Reed Kessler (USA) finished fifth with Iron Works Partners’ Wolf S with four faults in 42.23 seconds.
Class winner Zafira is a nine-year-old KWPN mare by Nassau x Cappucino van Berkenbroek. Zafira is gaining some valuable experience showing in the big rings at Spruce Meadows this summer and Farrington is very pleased with the mare’s progression. Zafira has made a big step up this year and Farrington hopes to see continued success with the talented mare.
Final Results: $35,000 G&C Farm Cup 1.50m
1. ZAFIRA: 2004 KWPN mare Nassau x Cappucino van Berkenbroek
KENT FARRINGTON (USA), Haity McNerney: 0/0/37.88
2. VICTOR: 2002 KWPN gelding by Elmshorn x Grandeur
TIFFANY FOSTER (CAN), Torrey Pines & Artisan Farms LLC: 0/0/39.61
5. WOLF S: 2003 KWPN gelding by Numero Uno x Peter Pan
REED KESSLER (USA), Iron Works Partners: 0/4/42.23
7. WANNICK WH: 2003 KWPN stallion by Heartbreaker x Joost
CHRISTINE MCCREA (USA), Candy Tribble: 0/8/41.49
11. VERDI III: 2002 KWPN gelding by Hors la Loi III x Cantus
TIFFANY FOSTER (CAN), Artisan Farms LLC: 1/77.39
Adam Prudent and Vasco Victorious in $6,000 Shell Energy Cup
Thursday’s schedule began with the $6,000 Shell Energy Cup 1.45m competition with 32 entries jumping a course set by Cristina Larangeiro of Portugal. The one round speed competition saw nine clear rounds with a win for Adam Prudent (FRA) riding Katie Prudent’s Vasco, an eleven-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Andiamo x Clinton. The pair took an early lead, seventh in the order of go, and could not be beat with their faultless round in a blazing fast time of 69.62 seconds.
Brianne Goutal (USA) and Cloverleaf Farm’s Uata made a great effort in 70.68 seconds to finish in second place.
Prudent and Vasco will head back to Europe after this week’s competition where they will compete in Dinard and then Valkenswaard.
Final Results: $6,000 Shell Energy Cup 1.45m
1. VASCO: 2002 KWPN gelding by Andiamo x Clinton
ADAM PRUDENT (FRA), Katie Prudent: 0/69.62
2. UATA: 2001 KWPN mare by Heartbreaker x Zuidhorn
BRIANNE GOUTAL (USA), Cloverleaf Farms:0/70.68
11. HH WILCO: 2003 KWPN gelding by Nabab de Reve x Fedor
QUENTIN JUDGE (USA), Double H Farm: 1/86.28
Calgary, AB – July 12, 2013
Katie Prudent and V Take Top Prize in $33,000 Friends of the Meadows Cup 1.60m
The highlight competition on Friday afternoon was the $33,000 Friends of the Meadows Cup 1.60m with 28 entries jumping a course set by Peter Grant of Vancouver, BC. six entries went clear to advance to the jump-off and five of those were able to also clear the short course without fault. Last to go in the jump-off, Katie Prudent and Michael Smith’s V had the fast time of 45.16 seconds for the win.
Fifth place honors went to the double clear efforts of Tiffany Foster (CAN) and Artisan Farms LLC’s Southwind VDL with a time of 51.09 seconds.
Final Results: $33,000 Friends of the Meadows Cup 1.60m
1. V: 2002 KWPN gelding by Landstreicher x Lennard
KATIE PRUDENT (USA), Michael Smith: 0/0/45.16
5. SOUTHWIND VDL: 1999 KWPN gelding by Baloubet du Rouet x Ahorn
TIFFANY FOSTER (CAN), Artisan Farms, LLC: 0/0/51.09
8. ZAMIRO: 2004 KWPN gelding by Lupicor x G. Ramiro Z
SUSAN ARTES (USA), Alix Fargo: 4/76.72
10. ZAFIRA: 2004 KWPN mare Nassau x Cappucino van Berkenbroek
KENT FARRINGTON (USA), Haity McNerney: 4/77.73
Meagan Nusz and Vesuvius Dominate in $15,000 CIBC Junior/Amateur Jumper 1.40m
Friday’s competition concluded with the $15,000 CIBC Junior/Amateur Jumper 1.40m, also over a course set by Peter Grant. Out of 48 entries, Grant saw 18 clear the first round course without fault to advance to the jump-off. One entry chose not to return, so 17 combinations went head to head over the short course with eight double clear rounds. First to go, Meagan Nusz and Amalaya Investments’ Vesuvius set an unbeatable pace that would hold on for the win in 39.32 seconds.
Meagan Nusz, who trains with Kent Farrington, has owned Vesuvius for three years now and has an unmistakable bond with the eleven-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Numero Uno x Expert). The duo has many wins to their name and proved their trust in each other with today’s blazing fast round.
Going first in the large jump-off, Nusz knew that she had to set the bar high to challenge the other competitors, and that is exactly what she did. Vesuvius and his skill and careful nature helped Nusz get the winning time. Only one other combination, USA’s Frances Land and her horse Merlin, were able to beat Nusz’s time in 38.89 seconds. The pair had an unfortunate rail at the last fence, however, to finish ninth.
Final Results: $15,000 CIBC Junior/Amateur Jumper 1.40m
1. VESUVIUS: 2002 KWPN gelding by Numero Uno x Expert
MEAGAN NUSZ (USA), Amalaya Investments: 0/0/39.32
6. AANWINST: 2005 KWPN mare by Odermus R x Jackson
JORDAN MACPHERSON (CAN), JEM Stables: 0/0/41.77
9. MERLIN: 2000 KWPN gelding by Magic Darco x Clutha Comet
FRANCES LAND (USA), Frances Land: 0/4/38.89
Calgary, AB – July 14, 2013
Conor Swail and Lansdowne Triumph in $400,000 ‘Pan American’ Grand Prix
Five weeks of world-class competition wrapped up at Spruce Meadows on Sunday afternoon with a fantastic win for Ireland’s Conor Swail and Lansdowne in the $400,000 Spruce Meadows ‘Pan American’ Grand Prix. The final event of the summer featured a five-horse jump-off with a win for the Irish, Colombia’s Daniel Bluman and Sancha LS in second and fellow Irishman Cameron Hanley and Antello in third.
Out of 33 entries five combinations jumped clear to advance to the jump-off. It was a great demonstration of skill, power, and speed as the top competitors raced against the clock in the second round, but no one jumped clean. In the end, the four-fault round of Conor Swail and Lansdowne earned top prize with a time of 42.18 seconds.
Owned by Susan and Ariel Grange, the ten-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion Lansdowne (Guidam x Wolfganag) has had a fantastic circuit showing at Spruce Meadows this summer. In last week’s ‘North American’ Tournament alone, Lansdowne was second in the $200,000 ATCO POWER Queen Elizabeth II Cup, finished fourth in the $35,000 Progress Energy Canada Cup 1.50m and placed sixth in the $33,000 AON Cup 1.50m. He also jumped double clear for the Irish team in the $100,000 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ during June’s ‘Continental’ Tournament.
Lansdowne now has a busy schedule coming up as he flies to Europe on Monday night and will compete on the Irish team for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ in Dublin, followed by the European Championships and then back to Spruce Meadows for the ‘Masters’ Tournament in September.
Final Results: $400,000 Spruce Meadows ‘Pan American’ Grand Prix
1. LANSDOWNE: 2003 KWPN stallion by Guidam x Wolfgang
CONOR SWAIL (IRL), Ariel & Susan Grange: 0/4/42.18
4. ONIRA: 1996 KWPN gelding by Nimmerdor x Ramiro Z
BRIANNE GOUTAL (USA), Remarkable Farms LP: 0/8/41.46
5. VERDI III: 2002 KWPN gelding by Hors la Loi III x Cantus
TIFFANY FOSTER (CAN), Artisan Farms LLC: 0/8/41.99
7. ROMANTOVICH TAKE ONE: 2000 KWPN gelding by Numero Uno x Karandasj
CHRISTINE MCCREA (USA), Candy Tribble: 1/89.76
10. SIMON: 1999 KWPN gelding by Mr. Blue x Polydox
BEEZIE MADDEN (USA), Abigail Wexner: 4/85.98
12. UCEKO: 2001 KWPN gelding by Celano x Koriander
KENT FARRINGTON (USA), RCG Farm: 4/86.67
(Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.)