Uraguay and Alpha VDL victorious at Spruce Meadows

| June 30, 2014

Spruce Meadows ‘Canada One’ Tournament in Calgary, AB, Canada.

Richard Spooner and Uraguay, Photos © Spruce Meadows Media Services

Spooner and Uraguay win Duncan Ross Cup

Calgary, AB, Canada – June 27, 2014 –Richard Spooner (USA) jumped to top honors with brand new mount Uraguay in Friday’s $33,500 Duncan Ross Cup 1.50m. Uraguay, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Nairobi x Colino), is a brand new ride for Spooner, but the duo proved a promising partnership with a bold jump-off round and a huge effort to the final jump on course this evening.

Spooner first rode Uraguay in Florida just before the start of the Spruce Meadows Summer Series in June and has only shown the horse two weeks before this competition. Before spooner Uraguay was ridden by Todd Minikus and Mario Deslauriers before that and Albert Zoer before that.

Darragh Kenny of IRL riding Alpha VDL, Photos © Spruce Meadows Media Services

Darragh Kenny and Alpha VDL Win $33,500 McDaniel & Associates Cup 1.55m

Alpha VDL, a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Corland x Emilion, and Darragh Kenny have had great success this year and continued by jumping to victory over their first 1.55m track on Saturday.

Alpha VDL has gone from jumping 1.40m classes at the start of Florida to winning grand prixs. He won a grand prix in Ocala, he won a grand prix in Saugerties, and now he won this 1.55m here. This was the biggest class he has ever jumped and he coped extremely well.

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