Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – July 8, 2022 – The Scotiabank Cup CSI 5* was the final competition on the International Ring Friday of the ‘North American’ Tournament. It was also was the final qualifier for the ATCO Queen Elizabeth II Cup taking place tomorrow. The challenging 532mtrack was designed by FEI Course Designer Peter Holmes (CAN). Three horse/rider combinations had clear rounds and advanced to the jump off – two of which were Kent Farrington (USA) aboard two different mounts.
Rising star Katherine Strauss (USA) and Fair Field ((VDL Zirocco Blue x Chin Chin) there to challenge the veteran rider (the pair dueled in the RBC Capital Markets Cup earlier in the season), but unfortunately a rail in the jump off left her in second place.
Kent Farrington (USA) was third aboard Gazelle (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Indoctro) after electing to save the mare from taking part in the tiebreaker, most likely saving her for a more important challenge this weekend there.
“There’s a balance between the light modern sport and a bit of the old fashioned style jumping ,that we see here (Spruce Meadows) where the horses get a lot of experience.” Kent Farrington (USA) on the kind of sport to expect at Spruce Meadows.
The top 5 horse/rider combinations from this competition have qualified for the ATCO Queen Elizabeth II Cup Grand Prix on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
Final Results – $75,000 Scotiabank Cup CSI 5*
1) Kent Farrington (USA) & Orafina – 0 / 0 – 44.61
2) Katherine Strauss (USA) & Fair Field – 0 / 4 -48.18
3) Kent Farrington (USA) & Gazelle – 0 / DNS
Source: Press Release (edited) from Spruce Meadows Media
Photos: © Spruce Meadows Media / Mike Sturk