Conor Swail of Ireland prevailed in the tiebreaker round for first win at Caledon, Canada, to secure Irish one-two with Daniel Coyle. (Photo © Ben Radvanyi Photography)
The opening of the CSI2* Caledon National in Canada was a complete dominance of the Irish riders, finishing one-two with Conor Swail and Daniel Coyle.
For Conor Swail who completed his jump-off round in 39.49 seconds with 12-year-old mare Flower (Bon Ami x Randel Z), he secured 50 World Ranking points, while Daniel Coyle followed in second place with a time of 39.62 seconds with 11-year-old mare Cita (Casall x Pik Ramiro) to adding 45 points.
In the end, there were 14 pair to the jump-off in the dispute of $35,000 FEI Open Welcome, for 36 raiders that started in regular round, under course design of Venezuelan Leopoldo Palacios, completing the top five three Canadian qualifiers as were Keean White in third place with 13-year-old mare Carrera van het Westleven Z (Canadian River x Calypso III) in 41.10 seconds, fourth place Beth Underhill next to 10-year-old gelding Count Me In (Count Grannus x Sherlock Holmes) registering a time of 41.47 seconds and for fifth place the “Captain Canada” Ian Millar, appearing with 14-year-old gelding Dixson (Vigo D’arsouilles x Olisco) in 42.30 seconds.