The CP ‘International’, presented by Rolex
A Memorable Day at Spruce Meadows
The final day of the 2018 Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ CSIO5* brought excitement to the grounds as fans packed the grandstands surrounding the International Ring to watch the CP ‘International’, presented by Rolex and part of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping.
The Grand Prix course, designed by FEI Course Designer Leopolodo Palacious (VEN) tested the riders with two rounds with the first round being over a 600m track and 17 jumping efforts. The top twelve riders would then return for Round Two with the lowest score going first.
Going into Round Two each of the top twelve represented a different nation – it truly was going to be an “International” competition. Seven of the top twelve who continued into Round Two did so on a score of zero, there was the potential for a jump off if any two riders would tie for faults.
Beezie Madden (USA) was clear for jumping in Round Two, however just slightly under pace and over the time allowed and she incurred one time fault. Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) with his veteran stallion Verdi TN was the first of the top twelve to post a double clear, proving that it could be done. Sameh el Dahan (EGY) would follow suite and post a clear round – we would have a jump off.
With the jump off course set, the crowd was silent with Van der Vleuten first into the ring and posted a clear round with a time of 42.98s – the pressure was on as El Dahan had to be fast and clear. Looking to the clock tower as he galloped through the finish line, he had done it, Sameh el Dahan was the winner of the CP ‘International’ Grand Prix presented by Rolex and new newest contender in the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping.
“Every time I sit on this mare (Sumas Zorro) I am confident” – Sameh el Dahan (EGY) crediting he mount Sumas Zorro to his win in the CP ‘International’, presented by Rolex/
Congratulations to all the Winners
Thank you to all who helped make the 2018 Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ CSIO5* a successful and memorable event. To our fans, sponsors, athletes, volunteers and support teams, you have helped to shape Spruce Meadows to what it is today.
Congratulations to all of our winners this week – a job well done.
Telus Cup (1.50m)
Cedric Angot (FRA) on Talent des Moitiers
AKITA Drilling Cup (1.60m)
Eric Lamaze (CAN) on Chacco Kid
ATCO Founders Classic (1.50m)
Kara Chad (CAN) on Viva
CANA Cup (1.60m)
Philipp Weishaupt (GER) on Sansibar 89
Tourmaline Cup (1.60m)
Lucianna Diniz (POR) on Camargo 2
Dermott Lennon (IRL) on MJM Pursuit
Holger Wulschner (GER) on Zuckersuess D’Argilla
Suncor Winning Round (1.50m)
Philipp Weishaupt (GER) on Solitaer 41
BMO Nations Cup (1.60m)
Holger Wulschner on BSC Skipper
Andre Theime on Arentino 13
Philipp Weishaupt on Sansibar 89
Marcus Ehning on Funky Fred
CP ‘International’ presented by Rolex, part of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping
Sameh el Dahan (EGY) on Sumas Zorro
There are lots of events planned for the remainder of 2018, visit our website www.sprucemeadows.com or download the Spruce Meadows Fan App for more information.