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Matthew Sampson and Ebolensky win the AKITA Drilling Winning Round at Spruce Meadows

Sunday, 10 July 2022
CSI5* Spruce Meadows 'North American' 2022

Photo © Spruce Meadows Media/Dave Chidley Matthew Sampson and Ebolensky, winners of the AKITA Drilling Winning Round at Spruce Meadows. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media/Dave Chidley.


Edited press release from Spruce Meadows



The AKITA Drilling Winning Round got Saturday's action started in the International Ring at the 'North American' Tournament at Spruce Meadows. A total of 35 riders had qualified for the CSI5* 1.50m AKITA Drilling Winning Round, where the top 10 horse-and-rider combinations returned for the winning round.

Five nations were represented in the winning round. With Gamble (Vingino x Indoctro), Conor Swail (IRL) laid down a quick clear in a time of 42.65 seconds, however, Matthew Sampson (GBR) was determined to continue his winning ways aboard Ebolensky (Clinton x Heartbreaker). Sampson sailed through the finish line with a lightning fast time of 41.81 seconds, marking his tenth win during the 2022 Spruce Meadows Summer Series.

The Canadian followed strong in force: Third place went to Ali Ramsay (CAN) and Bonita vh Keizershof Z (Bustique x For Pleasure), with a time of 43.26 seconds, followed by Amy Millar on Christiano (Canoso x Compliment) in fourth and Kara Chad on Quidamo F (Quality 9 x Chameur) in fifth.

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