Opening night of the Royal Horse Show kicked off with the thrilling $20,000 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge, tackling a mix of cross-country and traditional show jumping fences. Kendal Lehari of Uxbridge, ON, came out on top with the fastest clear round in a time of 87.76 seconds riding Totally Frank while Toronto’s own Brandon McMechan rode Oscar’s Wild to second place after crossing the timers in 88.57 seconds. Fresh off their 2019 Pan American Games appearance in Lima, Peru, Karl Slezak of Tottenham, ON, and Fernhill Wishes rounded out the top three.
More than 1,000 horses from around the globe will compete for $980,000 in prize money during the 10-day CSI4*-W Royal Horse Show. VIP Platinum and Gold seating, as well as group and individual tickets, can be purchased HERE. All Royal Horse Show tickets include general admission to The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
For more information, visit royalfair.org/horse-show.
Funding support for The Royal has been provided by the Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, and the City of Toronto.
$25,000 Henry Equestrian Canadian Show Jumping Championship – Round 1
Friday, November 1
Rider Hometown Horse Time
1. Amy Millar Perth, ON Truman 57.97
2. Beth Underhill Schomberg, ON Count Me In 58.33
3. Jonathon Millar Perth, ON Daveau 62.51
4. Mackenzie Wray Loretto, ON Jewel LVP 62.86
5. Ali Ramsay Victoria, BC Casino 64.70
6. Jacqueline Steffens Harriston, ON Freaky Liefhebber 67.15
7. Sam Walker Nobleton, ON Coralissa 68.47
8. Sean Jobin Toronto, ON Darius 68.52
9. Susan Horn Bolton, ON Balintore 68.66
10. Hyde Moffatt Brantford, ON Gisborne VDL 69.65