Ireland’s Conor Swail executed the best course to take the win in the $35,000 International Jumper Top Score Challenge. Riders formulated their own plan, earning points for each obstacle successfully cleared before deciding whether to jump the joker fence for an additional 200 points.
Riding Ariana, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Susan Grange of Cheltenham, ON, Swail successfully cleared the joker to earn a total of 1230 points and take his second victory of the week in the international division.
Former world champion Dermott Lennon is in unstoppable from at the moment and placed 3rd in this competition riding ‘Fleur IV’.
$35,000 Interntional Jumper Top Score Challenge
1. Conor Swail Ireland Ariana 1230 55.58
2. Roberto Teran Colombia Farina 1190 57.32
3. Dermott Lennon Ireland Fleur IV 1140 53.43
4. Vanessa Mannix Calgary, AB Dooley’s Deluxe 1080 54.75
5. McLain Ward United States Carneyhaugh Manx 1000 54.31
6. Erynn Ballard Tottenham, ON Hera van de Kouterhoeve 1000 55.44
Source: Press release from the Royal Horse Show