Canadian rider Isabelle Lapierre surprised and conquered the fourth sleeve of the North American Western Sub-League in Calgary, moving up to second place in the Eastern Sub-League qualifier. (Photo © Amanda Ubell)
Canadian rider Isabelle Lapierre took home the $130,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping from Royal West Calgary, leading one-two for her country.
As part of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Qualification, the fourth sleeve of North American Western Sub-League took place, where Isabelle Lapierre shone at home with one of the most important victories of her career and securing 100 Ranking World Points.
After completing a regular round with 27 pairs, the course designed by German Werner Deeg presented only 3 classified riders to the jump-off and an inspired Isabelle Lapierre with the 10-year-old mare Cescha M (Diamant de Semilly x Calando IV), who completed in 4 fouls and 50.16 seconds her presentation.
Emotions surfaced for the crowd that pushed two of the classified, resulting one-two for Canada with Isabelle Lapierre in first and Laura Jane Timbal for second place accompanied by the 13-year-old gelding Concetto Son (Concetto Famos x Drosselklang II) in 4 fouls and 50.75 seconds.
The last jump-off place and meaning the third place of the World Cup Qualifier, was the American Sarah Scheiring with the 9-year-old gelding Dontez (Verdi x Wolfgang) accumulating the same 4 faults, but in a time of 52.84 seconds.
The top five finishers completed in fourth place Beth Underhill of Canada in a 4 fouls regular round and 69.36 seconds with the 10-year-old gelding Count me In (Count Grannus x Sherlock Holmes), while fifth place was Jennifer Gates of Unite States with the 13-year-old gelding Luftikus S (Levisto x Kolibri) in 72.50 seconds.
Completed four legs to the Western Sub-League their commanded by Californian Richard Spooner with accumulated 38 points followed by also American Jamie Barge with 35 points. For its part the Eastern Sub-League is led by Alison Robitaille of the United States with 42 points and the today’s winner Isabelle Lapierre run second with 40 points.