The Irishman rider Daniel Coyle dominated the first class of the CSI3* Royal West Calgary presented by Pure North, beating the home rider Jim Ifko. (Photo © Amanda Ubell Photography)
Irish rider Daniel Coyle dominated the first class of CSI3* Royal West Calgary, achieving an effective round at the $35,000 Friends of Rocky Mountain.
The course designed by Werner Deeg of Germany had a total of 37 pairs evaluated by Table C in a speed class and as main protagonist by world number 41 Daniel Coyle, along with his 12-year-old mare Fortis Fortuna (Quidam De Revel x Carthago) owned by Susan & Ariel Grange.
Completing a run in 58.04 seconds for Daniel Coyle, secured 50 World Ranking points in what has been a clear Irish domination in various FEI events of the Royal West Calgary, managing to overcome in this opportunity the Canadian rider Jim Ifko with his 9-year-old stallion Un Diamant des Forets (Diamant de Semilly x Papillon Rouge), who finished in 55.89 seconds, but a demolition added 4 seconds totaling a time of 59.89 seconds.
The main protagonist of last week Conor Swail of Ireland was commissioned to occupy the third and fourth place with the 9-year-old gelding GK Coco Chanel (Clarimo x Lerano 2) in time of 61.45 seconds and with the 12-year-old mare Flower (Bon Ami x Randel Z) registered 58.18 seconds plus 4 seconds for knockdown totaling 62.18 seconds in fourth place.
The last position to completed the Top 5 was taken by Canadian amazon Erynn Ballard accompanied by the 9-year-old mare Thalys Z (Thunder vd Zuuthoeve x Denard) also knocking down a pole, which left her with 4 more seconds in her time of 59.42 seconds.