Canadian Tiffany Foster take her first 2017 victory at Spruce Meadows by defeating Bezzie Madden of United States and Cameron Hanley of Ireland. Salvador Oñate of Mexico fourth. (Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Service)
The first class of the second day in the ‘Continental’ CSI 5* week at Spruce Meadows had a home rider as the winner and first win of 2017 in Calgary for Tiffany Foster.
Meadows of the Green being the scenario for the dispute of the $35,000 Altars Cup 1.45m in a course designed by Venezuelan Leopoldo Palacios for 60 pairs, a total of 15 riders would return to the decisive round with Tiffany Foster of Canada in stellar plan, stopping the clock in 41.40 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Brighton (Contendro II x Quick Star) owned by Artisan Farm LLC, representing Foster’s first 2017 win at Spruce Meadows and totaling 50 World Rank Points.
They escorted the winner very close in second and third place, American rider Bezzie Madden with a time of 42.68 seconds next to the 8-year-old gelding Con Baggio (Contagion x Golliath Life) owned by Abigail Wexner seized the second place and third-placed was Cameron Hanley of Ireland, clocking 42.84 seconds with the 8-year-old gelding Quirex (Quirado x Concept).
For the Latino Ranking, the Mexican Salvador Oñate was fourth, stopping the clock in 43.08 seconds with the 12-year old gelding Big Red (Ludwig von Bayern x Lamoureux I), which secured 35 World Ranking Points. Not so far Rodrigo Lambre of Brazil was in sixth place with a time of 44.50 seconds accompanied by 10-year-old gelding Coleman (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Indorado) and Javier Fernandez from Mexico escorted him in seventh place in 44.56 seconds with the 8-year-old gelding End Good All Good (Mr. Blue x Caretino). They also added FEI points Lorenza O’Farril ranked in 11th place with Pekin ST Denis (Eyken des Fontenis x Quatubet du Rouet) and José Alberto Jr Martínez in 4-foul course closed the jump-off in 15th place with Sultan Du Guerpre (Saphir Rouge x Cahntepie).
Among the participants were Mexico’s Sofia Larrea (19), Manuel Senderos (22) and Luis Alejandro Plascencia (29), Uruguayan Juan Manuel Luzardo (30), Mexicans Nicolas Pizarro (35), Gonzalo Azcárraga, Brazilian rider Pedro Veniss (52) and Chilean Latino Ranking’s leader Samuel Parot (56).