It was an exciting start to the 2023 Spruce Meadows FEI international tournament season, with large fields in all rings at the Calgary venue.
The Irish rider led the victory lap in the $406,000 grand prix, this time with Count Me In; Canadian Mario Deslauriers is 5th with Bardolina.
The US rider has found yet another winning partner, while Canada's Mario Deslauriers and Bardolina nab third place in the rich class.
Top Canadian in the rich class contested by 40 entries was Mario Deslauriers and Bardolina 2, who placed 4th.
Deslauriers, Asselin, and Coyle take the big classes in the International Ring to close out the September Series.
The Spruce Meadows North American continued on Saturday with wins for Deslauriers and Conor Swail in the International Ring.
Canadian Sam Walker tops Section A of the $10,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Open Stake with Evita, owned by Marbill Hill Farm.
The 44th edition of the Hampton Classic Horse Show ended in spectacular fashion Sunday, with two-time Canadian Olympic veteran, Mario Deslauriers, capturing the $300,000 DOHA.INC Grand Prix on his mount Bardolina. An annual tradition signaling the end of summer and the famed Hamptons social season, the Classic hosts every level of horse and rider from […]
Leslie Howard won the Empire State Grand Prix CSI3* with Quadam, at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show, while Mario Deslauriers and Bardolina were 8th.
Bardolina 2, ridden by Mario Deslauriers, tested positive for the banned substance O-Desmethylvenlafaxine at the FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona.
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