Irishman Daniel Coyle easily won in the last CSI3* Rockwood class at the Angelstone International Show Jumping Tournaments. (Photo © Archive / Ben Radvanyi)
Irish rider Daniel Coyle easily closed CSI3* Rockwood in Canada, leading the jump-off round of the $36,000 Sunday Classic FEI 1.45m.
Accompanied Daniel Coyle by 12-year-old mare Fortis Fortuna (Quidam De Revel x Carthago) owned by Susan & Ariel Grange, scored a near 4-second advantage on the course designed by Iranian Hossein Shafiee.
With 13 riders qualified for the jump-off after passing a regular round with 27 pairs, Daniel Coyle stopped the clock in 36.88 seconds to secure 50 World Ranking Points and to surpass American rider Kelly Soleau with the 12-year-old mare Itty Bitty (Mr. Itt x Prospector’s Halo), who completed their tour in 40.31 seconds.
Third place went to Jennifer Jones of the United States accompanied by the 10-year-old stallion Stand by Me (Stalypso x Landadel) in time of 42.19 seconds and the ten times Canadian Olympic Team and yesterday’s Grand Prix winner Ian Millar, occupied fourth place with the 9-year-old gelding Vittorio 8 (Valentino DDH x Ramiro’s Bube) in 44.20 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking Venezuelan rider Juan Ortiz joined with the 11-year-old gelding Gaverdi Z (Clipper van de Begijnakker x Vas and Done Longane), completing in 44.88 seconds the last double clear round in fifth place and adding 30 World Ranking Points that insert it again in the Ranking. Chile’s former latino Ranking Leader Samuel Parot escorted him in sixth place, getting the second best time of the jump-off in 39.37 seconds, but knocked down a pole for four fouls with the 15-year-old gelding Couscous Van Orti (Nabab of Reve x Cash).