Canada's Mario Deslauriers finishes 5th at CP International at Spruce Meadows | CBC Sports

                                                                                                                                  Mario Deslauriers of Canada finished 5th at the CP International at Spruce Meadows.

Mario Deslauriers of Canada finished 5th at the CP International at Spruce Meadows.

On Sunday, Mario Deslauriers finished first for Canada in the 1.70-meter CP international show jumping event in Calgary. After a flawless first round, the three-time Olympian faltered in the final round with eight faults while riding his 11-year-old Holsteiner mare Bardolina 2.

ace from Switzerland The famous trophy was won by Steve Guerdat and Venard De Cerisy, who were the only riders to retain a perfect record during both rounds of competition.

Kent Farrington, riding Gizelle, came in second, while fellow American McLain Ward, riding Kasper Van Het Hellehof, came in third.

The Grand Prix event had 31 riders from 14 countries, but only the best 12 riders advanced to the final round.

Deslauriers was joined in the final by fellow Canadian Erynn Ballard, a native of Saint-Jean, Que.

However, the Oakville, Ont. resident willingly retired after his partner Gakhir appeared to be having problems on the 450-meter circuit, finishing 12th.

Ballard, on the other hand, has had a lot of success this weekend in the Canadian Rockies’ foothills. She and her Canadian teammates Tiffany Foster, Eric Lamaze, and Amy Millar won the BMO Nations’ Cup on Saturday.

In the meantime, Canada finished second in the 130-meter dash on Sunday.

In a jump-off against Susan Horn, who was riding Dominka Van De Lucashoeve, Brian Morton and partner Chili Pepper SM won with a time of 39.58 seconds and zero faults (43.72, zero faults).

 

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