Jacqueline Colborne secured the win in the $35,500 Heavy Metal Equipment Cup CSI2*, concluding the second day of Royal West 2018. Colborne and Flemins Bouncer, a 10-year-old Irish breed gelding and new partner, locked in their position on the podium with a quick jump-off time of 43.39 seconds. Holly Scapa and Tarrabas Du Maraly went eleventh in the jump off, jumping a tidy round just off the pace with 43.85 seconds on the board. Finally, John C Anderson and Terrific reserved the third place position with 44.15 seconds.
“I trust him a lot,” explained Colborne on her inside turn to the triple bar, “We haven’t done a whole lot together so it is still quite a new partnership.”
Tonight’s Cup began with a total of 42 entries and 15 continued to the jump-off. Werner Deeg designed the tough 15-effort course. “It was a great course tonight – both the first round and the jump off. I was a little slow in the beginning but then I heard my trainer [Kyle King] say, “get going” and then after that it all went smooth,” said Scapa.
“Jesse and Danielle [Heavy Metal Equipment] have been great supporters of Rocky Mountain Show Jumping and this is their first year at Royal West,” organizer, host and competitor of Royal West, John Anderson said. “I want everything to be right and it’s hard but for 50 seconds in the ring – I can be in my own space and focus. It is fun and my horse jumped super tonight so I was happy.”
$35,500 Heavy Metal Equipment Cup 1.45m CSI2*
Rider / Horse / Country
Jacqueline Colborne / Flemins Bouncer / CAN
Holly Scapa / Tarrabas Du Maraly / USA
John C Anderson / Terrific / CAN
Austin Krawitt / Choose Me 4 / CAN
Jenna Thompson / Lou 66 / CAN
Vanessa Mannix / Valentino D’Elte / CAN
Jim Ifko / Un Diamant Des Forets / CAN
Lorrie Jamieson / KVF Elle Carrera / CAN
$10,000 Canadian Hunter Derby (3’3” and 3’6”) Round 1
The $10,000 Canadian Hunter Derby sponsored by Greenhawk Calgary brought junior, amateur and pro riders together all sharing the common goal of leading the pack for tomorrow’s $25,000 Canadian Hunter Derby. “Peter Holmes gave riders a lot of options in tonight’s course,” shared Kristjan Good, the Hunter Derby Whisperer, from Ontario, “It’s a new ring for my horses but I couldn’t be happier with the result so far. There is a great field of riders for tonight’s class – it’ll be interesting!”
Kristjan Good aboard Diamo Blue claimed the win for the $10,000 Canadian Hunter Derby. Good and the Oldenburg stallion, Diamo Blue, went first in the 3’6” section.
“The course rode exactly how I thought it would. The last jump came up fast but Diamo Blue handled it really well,” said Good.
Brent Balisky and Class Act, the winners of the $10,000 Canadian Hunter Derby 2017, made tonight’s course look effortless with a score of 104 putting them in second place. Ella Cole and Cheers stole the show in the 3’3” section. Cole was the highest placing junior with a score of 99. Not far behind, a score of 98.5 was awarded to Kristjan Good and his second mount, Salvo RSF.
Calgary native, Kyara Semaru rode Cori Coletta, a Hanoverian mare, in tonight’s class. “My plan was to have a smooth and consistent round, jump all the high options and do all the handy turns. Cori Coletta was previously a jumper, so I needed to be mindful to manage her pace and rhythm,” explained Semaru.
After having an amazing year this dynamic team is travelling east to The Royal Horse Show in Toronto, ON to compete in the CET Medal, Jump Canada Medal and Canadian Hunter Derby Series National Finals. “I am excited to represent Alberta at the Royal Horse Show,” says Semaru, “Royal West gives me the opportunity to show indoors and prepare for the Canadian Hunter Derby Series National Finals in a similar setting.”