Calgary, Canada, 9 September 2019 – The 2019 CP ‘International’, presented by Rolex at CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ has been won by Beezie Madden riding Darry Lou from the United States. Second place went to Rowan Willis riding Blue Movie from Australia and third place to Max Kühner riding Chardonnay 79 from Austria.
Equestrian spectators worldwide travelled to the foothills of the Alberta Rocky Mountains, the setting for the third Major of the year, to witness a thrilling finale to CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’. For more than 60 years, Rolex has been at the forefront of equestrianism, forging important relationships with the sport’s top international events and athletes. The 2019 edition of the ‘Masters’ marked 30 years of partnership between the brand and this revered show, highlighting the perpetual commitment Rolex has made to equestrian sport.
The 5* Grand Prix welcomed 48 riders to the expertly designed course created by the world-renowned Leopoldo Palacios. These elite horse and rider combinations were faced with two incredibly challenging rounds, which once again proved to be the ultimate test of partnership, precision and excellence. Canadian hero, Eric Lamaze, and the current World No. 1, Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat, both Rolex Testimonees, produced faultless rounds to join 10 other successful combinations in round two. Despite valiant efforts from all pairings, it was America’s day, with Madden clinching the title, and in doing so becoming the new Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping live contender.
The attention of the equestrian world will now turn to the CHI Geneva, in Switzerland in December, the next Major in the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping.
A YouTube CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ presention: