Spruce Meadows: second win for Egypt’s Nayel Nassar
The North American Ring featured two FEI competitions on Saturday of the Spruce Meadows ‘Continental’ CSI5*/2*, presented by Rolex. Familiar faces from the 2022 Spruce Meadows Summer Series were ready to take on the the track laid out by FEI Course Designer Anthony d’Ambrosio (USA) in the $137,000 Friends of the Meadows 1.50m jump off competition.
Four athletes representing four countries posted clear rides in round one, advancing to the jump off. Today’s victory belonged to Nayel Nassar (EGY) and his veteran championship mount Igor Van De Wittemoere. They were untouchable, posting a clear jump off ride with a time of 37.54s.
Riders, fans, and spectators alike can look forward to two great competitions on the North American Ring tomorrow. The Friends of the Meadows CSI2* Grand Prix 1.45m and the FEI 5* Friends of the Meadows Grand Prix, presented by Rolex 1.60m will close out the final day of the ‘Continental’, presented by Rolex.
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Photo © Spruce Meadows Media/Mike Sturk – Nayel Nassar (EGY) & Igor Van De Wittenmoere win the Friends of the Meadows 1.50m