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Terrific Finish for Anderson at Spruce Meadows Spring Welcome

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Calgary, AB – Spruce Meadows “Spring Welcome” Tournament was capped off today with the week’s feature event, the $25,000 TD Canada Trust Grand Prix.  Course designer Werner Deeg (GER) set a big course, with 13 jumping efforts spanning over 390 metres. Hoping to finish off the week on a high note the 18 entries came prepared to win.  With the likes of former Canadian Olympians, John Anderson, Lisa Carlsen and Jonahtan Asselin competing, the TD Canada Trust Grand Prix was exciting from the get go.The first round saw nine entries go clear to move on to the jump-off.  Yesterday’s winner Andrea Strain was the first to go and the first clear.  Strain set an early time to beat of 34.66 seconds.  Going fast is never an issue for Calgary’s John Anderson.  Anderson rode his 9 year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Terrific clear and very fast, finishing the course in 32.18 seconds.With the time to beat now even faster Jonathan Asselin and his mount Coolio had to be quick.  Asselin left out a stride early and was ahead of Anderson at the midway point.  The early lead did not hold and when the clock stopped as Asselin crossed the finish line he was nearly a second shy of Anderson’s time.John Anderson had set an unbeatable time and he finished his week with a win.  “The first two tournaments here are really my first times competing this year.  As the tournaments went on I got progressively better.  It is really nice to end on a good note winning the Grand Prix,” said Anderson after his win in the TD Canada Trust Grand Prix.TD Canada Trust Grand Prix Top 101-         John Anderson                      CAN               Terrific2-         Jonathan Asselin                   CAN               Coolio3-         Andrea Strain                       CAN               Luigi4-         Femke Van Den Bosch          CAN               Timebreaker5-         Tamie Phillips                       CAN               Lucas6-         Allen Kruger                         CAN               Pronikki7-         Lindsay Hitchner                   CAN               Quipa LS8-         Andrea Strain                       CAN               Novalis 469-         Lisa Carlsen                         CAN               La Boom10-       Lisa Carlsen                          CAN               WoodyThe Spruce Meadows “Spring Welcome” Tournament is the final indoor tournament before competition moves outside with the “May Classic” Tournaments.  More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* SIGN UP Horse Sport Enewslast_img read more