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Three for Swail

Ire­land’s Conor Swail and his mount, Flower, won all three FEI classes, in­clud­ing the grand fi­nale—the $135,600 Longines FEI World Cup™ Lan­g­ley—in late Au­gust at Thun­der­bird Show Park in Bri­tish Columbia. From an ini­tial field of 27 starters, Swail and Flower had the ad­van­tage of go­ing last in the seven-horse jumpoff, fin­ish­ing 3.6 sec­onds faster than sec­ond-place fin­isher Christo­pher Surbey (CAN) and the 9-year-old geld­ing, Day­light VDL.

“I knew the time was eas­ily at­tain­able,” said Swail. Flower “is very good at run­ning and jump­ing, so I let her run and jump the first few jumps. I didn’t take any ma­jor risks and just knew that with the way she was jump­ing, she would leave the jumps up as long as I didn’t make any mis­takes.” Swail owns the 12-year-old Zanger­shiede mare with his Cal­gary-based client Vanessa Man­nix.

3 NAL Com­pe­ti­tions Set for This Month

Nov. 4/ 8 p.m. Eastern Time—The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jump­ing Lex­ing­ton is part of the CP Na­tional Horse Show, Oct. 31–Nov. 5, in Lex­ing­ton, Ken­tucky. The week­long event also fea­tures the ASPCA Alfred B. Ma­clay Fi­nals; www.nhs.org.

Nov. 8/ 9 p.m. Eastern Time—The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jump­ing Toronto will un­fold dur­ing The Royal Horse Show, Nov. 6–11, in On­tario, Canada. In its 94th year, The Royal is the largest com­bined agri­cul­tural and eques­trian fair in the world with more than 1 mil­lion square feet of elite agri­cul­ture, live­stock, wine and food com­pe­ti­tions; www.roy­al­fair.org/horse­show.html.

Nov. 18/ 8:15 p.m. Pa­cific Time—The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jump­ing Las Ve­gas is a fea­ture of the Las Ve­gas Na­tional, Nov. 14–19, in Las Ve­gas, Ne­vada. The event is staged just min­utes from the Las Ve­gas Strip, at the in­door eques­trian fa­cil­ity of the South Point Ho­tel, Casino and Spa. Ac­com­mo­da­tions, din­ing, en­ter­tain­ment, show are­nas and sta­bling are all un­der one roof; www. show­park.com.

Conor Swail and Flower

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