McLain Ward for a hundredth of a second won the $86,600 ATCO Classic in Calgary.

Olympic medalist McLain Ward from United States surpassed in very closed end the Irishman Daniel Coyle, who took second and third place. Pedro Veniss and Samuel Parot stood out. (Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Service)


With great emotions began the last day of the ‘National’ CSI 5* presented by Rolex, to take the victory one of the favorites of the crowd, as is the Olympic medalist and current world number 3 McLain Ward of United States.

Competing for the $86,600 ATCO Classic on the speed class course designed by Venezuelan Leopoldo Palacios for 61 pairs, former world No. 1 McLain Ward stopped the clock in 70.61 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Tina La Boheme (Calvaro x Arpege Pierreville) owned by Susie Heller, representing $28,550 plus 80 World Ranking Points, being the second week victory for the American, who obtained a very narrow advantage of 1 hundredth of a second.

For second place and who has gradually gained space in world of show jumping was the Irish Daniel Coyle, finishing with the 11-year-old gelding Simba de La Roque (Kannan x Allegreto) in 70.62 seconds and also taking the third place with the 11-year-old mare Cita (Casall x Pik Ramiro) in 70.95 seconds.

For the Latino Ranking emphasized their two main figures, being the owner of the seventh place Pedro Veniss of Brazil, Latino Ranking number 2 accompanied by the 10-year-old stallion Tresor de Varende (Espirit de Cinquete x Apple de River) with time of 73.75 seconds and Chile’s Latino leader Samuel Parot was ninth in 74.79 seconds with 14-year-old gelding from Atlantis (Andiamo x Royal Behavior).

They also managed to score FEI Ranking points the Uruguayan Juan Manuel Luzardo in 14th place with the 9-year-old gelding Quidandro (Quality x Quidams Rubio), while Gonzalo Azcarraga from Mexico escorted him in 15th place with the 13-year-old stallion Zalerno (Berlin x Espri).

The best seed was World No. 1 Kent Farmington from United State, who completed a very slowed course in 91.76 seconds with the 8-year-old gelding Baltic Star 2 (Bacardi x Chalan) in 32nd place.


Final Results