Daniel Coyle and Leslie Howard tied at first place with 36.44 seconds in the tiebreaker. Kent Farrington in third place. Pedro Veniss from Brazil the best Latino. (Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Service)
The closing day of the third day in ‘Continental’ CSI 5* week at Spruce Meadows had a draw as the final result, where Irishman Daniel Coyle and two-time Olympic medalist Leslie Howard shared honors in the $86,600 Canadian Utilities Cup.
With the participation of 55 pairs and the subsequent classification of 11 riders to the tiebreaker, Leslie Howard with the 9-year-old mare Donna Speciale (Cavalier x Concorde) owned by Pieter Howard, stopped the clock in 36.44 seconds to set the main reference of the class, but then recorded the same time of 36.44 seconds the Irish Daniel Coyle next to the 9-year-old mare Tienna (For Pleasure x Polydox) owned by Susan Grange, meaning a tie with which both competitors took 80 World Ranking Points, with Howard adding her second victory of the season in Calgary by fourth victory of Daniel Coyle.
The best seed of the class and also World number 1 Kent Farrington from United States, escorted them in third position with a time of 36.82 seconds accompanied by the 10-year-old gelding Dublin (Cobra x Calido), while 2 seconds more slow, Israeli Daniel Bluman finished fourth with the 14-year-old mare Sancha LS (Chin Chin x Polydor) and completed fifth place with five top-ranked American young rider Lucy Deslauriers next to 12-year-old gelding Hester (Wandor Van de Mispelaere x Palestro Vd Begijnakker).
By the Latino Ranking Pedro Veniss of Brazil was the most outstanding occupied the 12th position, being the only one that scored points for the Latinos accompanied by the 12-year-old mare For Felicila (For Pleasure x Espri), exceeding by 39 hundredths of a second the time allowed for regular round and being penalized with 1 foul.