American rider McLain Ward settled the Accumulator of the CSI4* Royal Agricultural Winter Fair to secure 50 World Ranking Points. (Photo © Ben Radvanyi Photography)
The three-time Olympic medalist and former World Ranking leader McLain Ward of the United States settled the $35,000 International Accumulator Challenge.
As part of the second day at the CSI4* Royal Agricultural West Fair in Toronto, the world number 2 McLain Ward accumulated 65 points on course designed by Brazilian Guilherme Jorge and stopping the clock in 49.88 seconds with his 10-year-old mare HH Callas (Albatros x Quattro B) owned by Double H Farm, to take the victory and ensure 50 World Ranking Points.
The class that had the participation of 13 pairs and accumulating points in each of the available jumps, only American rider McLain Ward finished below the 50 seconds barrier with 65 points, being escorted in second place by Irish rider Shane Sweetnam accompanied by 8-year-old mare Do not Touch du Bois (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Indoctro) in 50.47 seconds.
The riders who completed the course accumulating 65 points extended to fourth place, where Erynn Ballard of Canada occupied the third place with the 11-year-old mare Bella Donna (Gentleman x Latano) in 51.45 seconds and fourth place for Andrew Kosher from United States in 55.13 seconds with the 13-year-old stallion Quarto Mail (Cardento x Alligator Fontaine).
Finally to complete the five best classified riders, the fifth place was taken by Irishman Daniel Coyle in time of 49.74 seconds, but he accumulated 61 points with the 12-year-old mare Fortis Fortuna (Quidam De Revel x Carthago).