Irish rider Conor Swail repeated for the second day in a row at CSI2* Royal West Calgary, overtaking home riders Jim Ifko and Vanessa Mannix. (Photo © Amanda Ubell Photography)
For the conclusion of the CSI2* Royal West Calgary week featured Irish rider Conor Swail as the protagonist and winner again.
Taking yesterday’s win at the $35,000 Friends of the Royal West Cup and second on Thursday, there was no doubt that the great figure of the week was Conor Swail from Ireland, adding his second victory in a row at $35,000 Tractorland Cup 1.45m CSI2*.
Despite the low level of promotion that Conor Swail receives with respect to several of his compatriots riders who also figure in the FEI World Ranking and are in a distant 74th place at present time, they do not show the quality and effectiveness of Swail in each of his presentations on different shows, being today a victory that allowed him to add another 50 FEI Ranking Points, leading the jump-off round with 6 classified riders.
Marking a time of 34.97 seconds with his 12-year-old mare Flower (Bon Ami x Randel Z), Conor Swail made it clear who was the main protagonist of the week with two wins and a second place, beating this time the Canadian duo with Jim Ifko next to the 9-year-old stallion Un Diamant Des Forets (Diamant de Semilly x Papillon Rouge) owners of second place in 36.29 seconds and Vanessa Mannix accompanied by the 8-year-old mare Catinka (Catoki x Luxano), occupying the third place with the last double clear round of the class in 38.99 seconds.
The cours designed by German Werner Deeg had 24 participating pairs, where all the riders completed their respective courses, leaving the winner of the first FEI event Daniel Coyle of Ireland out of the jump-off, being world number 41 the best seed.