Canadian rider Tiffany Foster got his second 2017 win at Spruce Meadows dominating the jump-off. (Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Service)
Canadian rider Tiffany Foster got his second 2017 victory at Spruce Meadows, dominating the $35,000 Pepsi Challenge 1.50m in a 4 riders jump-off round.
The closing of the third day in the final week of the Calgary Summer Tournament, the ‘North American’ CSI 5*, Tiffany Foster marked the rhythm with the 9-year-old mare Caipiranja (Taran de la Pomme x Darco) owned by Artisan Farms, LLC, to have her toast at the Pepsi Challenge that brought her 50 World Ranking Points by first place.
Being the time for the winner of 38.84 seconds, the second place was of the also Canadian Nicole Walker accompanied by the 12-year-old gelding Falco van Spieveld (Toulon x Lys De Darmen), registering a time of 39.05 seconds, while the last double clear round was for the American rider Margie Engle and the 8-year-old gelding Dicas (Diarado x Cassini I) in 39.39 seconds.
Completing the total female dominance in the competition, the Top 5 was integrated by Paola Amibilia Puig from Spain in fourth place with the 16-year-old stallion Notre Star de la Nutria (Quick Star x Jalisco B) in course of 4 fouls as the last jump-off round and fifth place Zazou Hoffman of the United States with the 13-year-old gelding Samson II (Cardento x Bellini) in 1 fault and 87.04 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking Federico Fernandez of Mexico was the most outstanding in the ninth position, completing his field in 4 fouls with 85.17 seconds next to 9-year-old stallion Pegasso (Cassini I x Contender). The leader of the Latin Rank Pedro Veniss of Brazil escorted him in the tenth place, managing 86.49 seconds with the 12-year-old mare For Felicila (For Pleasure x Espri).
One of the best seed in the class was Canadian rider Eric Lamaze, who also exceeding the time allowed in 87.13 seconds with the 12-year-old stallion Coco Bongo (PRH Caretino x Calido) and finished in sixth place.