Tiffany Foster of North Vancouver wins the Suncor Winning Round at Spruce Meadows.
North Vancouver’s Tiffany Foster captures Suncor Winning Round at Spruce Meadows.
Tiffany Foster of North Vancouver, B.C., won for the fourth time in a week at Spruce Meadows in Calgary on Saturday. Foster, riding Brighton, her 15-year-old horse, won the 1.50-meter Suncor Winning Round with a clear round in a time of 51.82 seconds, defeating Ireland’s Conor Swail.
The 10-rider lineup included three other Canadians, including three-time Olympian Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, Ont., the country’s most decorated show jumping who has been battling brain cancer for the past three years.
Amy Millar of Perth, Ont., and Christiano were sixth (55.82), while Jim Ifko and Celine Ls La Silla of Calgary were eighth (53.74). (60.57, four faults). The Winning Round was open to the top ten contestants from the first round.
Foster, a national team rider mentored by Lamaze at his Torrey Pines Stables, finished 1-2 in the 1.50m race at the ATCO Classic Grand Prix last weekend with Calgary’s Kara Chad.
On Day 1 of the Spruce Meadows Masters, the 37-year-old posted a clear round with a mark of 47.83 seconds to finish fourth in the CANA Cup championship.
After beating the Canadian and his veteran mare Fine Lady 5 by 10-100ths of a second in Thursday’s CANA Cup jump-off, Egypt’s Nayel Nassar finished third in Saturday’s Winning Round in 52.62 to edge Lamaze.
Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, Spruce Meadows canceled its summer showjumping series for the second year in a row in March.