Friday of the Spruce Meadows ‘North American’, presented by Rolex, started with a victory by Australia’s Katie Laurie in the International Ring. The Francis Family Cup, a CSI3* competition, was not Laurie’s first win with her 10-year old gelding, McCaw MVNZ, at the 2021 Spruce Meadows September Series. The pair previously won the ATCO Challenge during the week of the Spruce Meadows ‘National’, presented by Rolex, two weeks ago.
Today’s course was designed by FEI course designer Joey Rycroft (CAN), and it featured 11 obstacles (14 jumping efforts). A large percentage of riders qualified for the jump-off, including many Canadian riders: Hannah Rajotte, Carla Diewert, Tiffany Foster, Stephanie Valdes, and Samara Heinrichs Prak.
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