Chris Surbey of Calgary raised the cup to command the Canadian one-two being escorted by Keean White. Samuel Parot of Chile fourth. (Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Service)
The last class of the third day in the ‘National’ CSI 5* week presented by Rolex at Spruce Meadows, had a real local victory, when Canadian rider Chris Surbey from Calgary, Alberta commanded one-two for home riders.
With a total of 22 pairs in a course designed by Guilherme Jorge from Brazil, the $35,000 RBC Capital Markets Cup was held, where Chris Surbey got the best clear round time of the jump-off in 44.72 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Cavarola (Corland x Wellington). With 7 riders who qualified for the decisive round, the winner took 50 World Ranking Points and his first 2017 FEI victory.
Being only 3 double clear round that finalized the class, the Canadians made first and second place, being escorted Surbey by Keean White, completing its route in 46.26 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Z Diamanty (Diamant de Semilly x Cor de la Bryere), while the third place was Spanish Paola Amilibia Puig in 49.28 seconds next to the 14-year-old mare Prunella D Ariel (Diamant de Semilly x Laudanum).
For the Latino Ranking its leader Samuel Parot of Chile, marked the fastest time of the jump-off in 43.34 seconds with the 12-year-old mare Romance du Criolo (Kannan x Dandy du Plate), but a takedown left him with no chance of victory, drop to the fourth place. Parot was escorted in fifth place by Mexican Nicolas Pizarro, who also completed his course in 4 fouls, but a slower time in 46.41 seconds accompanied by the 10-year-old mare La Petite Fleur 6 (Lexicon x Romino). For his part, the Brazilian rider Pedro Veniss having a better day today, took the sixth place with the 12-year-old mare For Felicila (For Pleasure x Espri), resulting in 4 fouls and 46.91 seconds.