The CP International at Spruce Meadows, presented by Rolex as part of their Grand Slam Tour, is the largest test on the international circuit. Course designer Leopoldo Palacios, a Venezuelan-native and a great friend to the sport here in Australia built a very testing course for the 27 riders representing 14 nations that were game to take on the massive course, maxing out at 1.70m. The limited number of fans that were allowed to attend were certainly going to be treated to the best of the sport.
The competition took place over two rounds and a jump off. The first round being a speed round against the clock. The top twelve competitors from the first round returned for the second round in reverse order of penalties, carrying their penalties forward. The second round over a shortened course was not against the clock, but had a time allowed.
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