Spruce Meadows, the world-famous equestrian and show-jumping complex in Canada, has ended with lots of excitement and competitions. For this year’s BMO Nations Cup, nine teams have competed for the glory to have their names placed on the equestrian trophy. However, it was the German equestrian team who come out with the best performance, scoring big in the BMO Nations Cup and the hotly contested 1m50 class.
The German team took the 10th Nation Cup victory at Spruce Meadows
The equestrian teams have competed in several obstacles with a time allowed of just 74 seconds. In the first round of the competition, the German team has quickly gained the leaderboard. The German team has managed to secure the top spot, finishing its jump with a team score of six. With the German claiming the top spot, the battle for the second place has become more intense for both Team Canada and Team Ireland. Fortunately, the Canadian team emerged victorious in this fight as Kara Chad and Eric Lamaze posted two clear rounds for the Canadian team. The Irish team settled for the third place.
Philip Weishaupt claims the 1m50 class in Spruce Meadows
In addition to the 10th Nation Cup victory, the German team is also victorious in the individual category. Philip Weishaupt and Solitaer won the 1m50 class in Spruce Meadows with a time of 53.25 seconds. They were followed by Irish rider Conor Swail and GK Coco Chanel, while Canadian rider Jim Ifko and Un Diamant des Forets took the third slot.
Canadian show jumping star Eric Lamaze and Chacco Kid claimed the fourth place. Fifth place went to Dutch show jumping rider Maikel van der Vleuten and Arera C.
The Spruce Meadows, the venue
Located in the foothill of the world-famous Alberta Rocky Mountains, the Spruce Meadows is an equestrian and show jumping facility in Calgary, Canada. It was built by the Southern Family and was first introduced to the public in 1976. In addition to the equestrian event, the facility is also the home game venue for the Canadian football powerhouse Cavalry FC, which currently owned by the Spruce Meadows Sports and Entertainment.