North Vancouver's Tiffany Foster captures Suncor Winning Round at Spruce Meadows
Foster, Eric Lamaze, Amy Millar, Erynn Ballard win BMO Nations' Cup for Canada
Tiffany Foster of North Vancouver, B.C., earned her third victory in a week and fifth overall at Spruce Meadows on Saturday in Calgary.
Riding Brighton, her 15-year-old gelding, Foster finished with a clear round and time of 51.82 seconds to defeat Ireland's Conor Swail in the 1.50-metre Suncor Winning Round.
Three other Canadians were part of the 10-rider field, led by three-time Olympian Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, Ont., the country's most decorated show jumper who has been battling brain cancer the past three years.
Lamaze placed fourth on Kino (53.74), Amy Millar of Perth, Ont., and Christiano fifth (55.82) and Calgary's Jim Ifko and Celine Ls La Silla eighth (60.57, four faults).
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The top ten competitors of the first round qualified for the Winning Round.
Canada places 1st and 3rd in BMO Nations' Cup
In later action, the quartet of Foster, Lamaze, Millar and Erynn Ballard brought home another win for Canada in the BMO Nations' Cup.
Canada bested the U.S., which placed second, as well as a second Canadian squad consisting of Brian Morton, Ben Asselin, Mario Deslauriers, Samantha Buirs-Darvill, who finished in third.
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The victory was Foster's second of the day.
Foster, a national team rider mentored by Lamaze at his Torrey Pines Stables, fronted a 1-2 finish with Calgary's Kara Chad in the 1.50m event at the ATCO Classic Grand Prix last weekend.
On Thursday, the 37-year-old posted a clear round and time of 47.83 seconds for a fourth-place finish in the CANA Cup championship on Day 1 of the Spruce Meadows Masters.
Nayel Nassar of Egypt was third in Saturday's Winning Round in 52.62 to edge Lamaze after beating the Canadian and his veteran mare Fine Lady 5 by 10-100ths of a second in Thursday's CANA Cup jump-off.
In March, Spruce Meadows cancelled its summer show jumping series for a second consecutive year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.