Longines FEI World Cup™ North American League News
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