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Tiffany Foster and Brighton take first place in the RBC Capital Markets Cup at Spruce Meadows 'National'

Saturday, 04 September 2021
CSI5* Spruce Meadows 'National' 2021

Photo © Spruce Meadows Media/Jack Cusano Tiffany Foster and Brighton sporting the champion colours of the RBC Capital Markets Cup. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media/Jack Cusano.


Edited press release from Sprude Meadows



The RBC Capital Markets Cup is always a thrilling competition for riders to partake in, and this year's edition was no exception. Thirty-six horse/rider combinations took to the International Ring this afternoon to take on the CSI5* 1.45m competition that has seen the likes of Mclain Ward (USA) and Darragh Kenny (IRL) win in previous years.

This year's course, desinged by Anthony D'Ambrosio (USA), consisted of 12 obstacles and 15 jumping efforts, and a time allowed of 80 seconds. After the first round, 6 riders, including Tiffany Foster (CAN), Ben Asselin (CAN), and Jordan Coyle (IRL) moved on to the jump-off. For the second day in a row, it was a Canadian rider who emerged victorious from the ring; Tiffany Foster, aboard the ever-reliable gelding, the 15-year-old Brighton (Contendro II x Quick Star).

The pair were second-to-last to go in the jump-off, and faced the difficult task of beating Katherine Strauss (USA) and Coach's (Con Air x Corofino I) clear round with a time of 41.69 seconds. Foster managed to beat Strauss with a time of 40.54 seconds, leaving final rider Ben Asselin as the only one who had a chance of defeating her score. Asselin's clean round at 44.84 seconds was enough to earn him a fifth place finish, leaving Foster at the top. Jordan Coyle (IRL) and Boston Ask (Berlin x Quidam de Revel) finished third in a time of 42.04, while Kent Farrington (USA) and Orafina (For Fashion x Canturo) ended fourt in 43.58. 

"A showjumper needs to have heart to jump at Spruce Meadows," Foster said in the press conference following her win. "I think that over time, depending on what you life goals are... you end up aiming for, looking for horses that you know are going to jump well at Spruce Meadows, and I hope that these three weeks will prove that I have chosen wisely."


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