Show Jumping Rio Gold Medalist Wins CANA Cup at Spruce Meadows
Bost Speeds to Victory in CANA Cup
Roger-Yves Bost, who was a member of the gold medal French show jumping team at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, sped to victory in the CANA Cup at the Spruce Meadows Masters in Calgary, Canada on Thursday, September 9th. Bost rode Quod'Coeur De La Loge to a double clear round with a jump-off time of 41.24 seconds.
Second place honors went to Frank Schuttert (NED) aboard Winchester HS. This same pair also placed second on Wednesday in the Akita Drilling Cup. Their time in the CANA Cup was mere fractions of a second behind Bost (41.54).
Third place was won by Sergio Alvarez Moya (ESP) riding Arrayan to a time of 42.02 seconds. This was their first time at the Spruce Meadows Masters.
All three riders praised Spruce Meadows as one of the best shows and showgrounds in the world.
Only eight riders made it to the jump-off out of a starting field of over 60 riders. Leopoldo Palacios designed a tough course.
"The course was not easy and the time was very short but when you win it is good," commented Bost.
Schuttert was thrilled with yet another second place finish. "I am very happy that I came second again. My horse has a lot of character but as soon as he comes into the ring he really fights for me."
Moya hasn't had Arrayan for very long but they've become a good match. "He likes big fields and big jumps. He is naturally fast. I'm happy. I can't complain. I'm very happy how he jumped today."
All three riders are looking forward to competing in Sunday's CP International with prize money of $2 million. For more about the Spruce Meadows Masters, visit their website at www.sprucemeadows.com.