Ireland’s Daniel Coyle topped five-hundredths of a second to world number one Kent Farrington, adding his fifth FEI victory at Spruce Meadows. Patricio Pasquel best Latino in fifth place. (Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Service)
The final day of the ‘Pan American’ CSI 5* week presented by Rolex, kicked off with the fifth victory of Irish rider Daniel Coyle, in the tie-break round of the $35,000 West Canadian Cup.
Winning an advantage of only 5 hundredths of a second, Daniel Coyle and the 11-year-old stallion Gratton (Calvaro x Vondeen) owned by Susan & Ariel Grange, outnumbered World No. 1 Kent Farrington to take 50 World Ranking Points with his victory. Represented the first win of the week for the European, accumulate to date 5 wins in FEI events.
For second place Kent Farrington was once again close to first place but, although he has made two wins so far this season in Calgary, many times he has been short for the highest honors. Getting a time of 42.38 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Sherkan Damaury (Kannan x Quick Star) owned by Haity McNerney, Daniel Crown and Kent Farrington, ultimately set the leader of the Pan American Ranking to add 45 FEI Ranking Points.
For the Latino Ranking Patricio Pasquel of Mexico finished fifth, completing his course in 44.00 seconds along with the 13-year-old gelding Careyes (Converter x Landgold), followed by his fellowmen Juan Jose Zendejas Salgado in 8th place with Tino La Chapelle (Mylord Carthago x Verdi) closing the jump-off in 8 fouls and Salvador Onate accompanied by Big Red (Ludwig von Bayern x Lamoureux I) was ninth with 1 foul.
Other rider from Pan American Ranking had good performance with US Adrienne Sternlicht in fourth place with Cristalline (Cristallo x Caretello B), Canadian Nicole Walker was sixth next to Falco van Spieled (Toulon x Lys de Darmen) and US Ricahrd Spooner in seventh place with Quirado RC (Quinar x Corrado I).