Karl Slezak Wins Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge at The Royal

first_img Email* SIGN UP More from Eventing:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Oliver Townend Does it Again at the Kentucky CCI5*-LVictory comes aboard Ballaghmor Class as his two-time winner Cooley Master Class is sidelined; Lisa Marie Fergusson only Canadian to finish.Colleen Loach and Vermont 4th in CCI4*-S in KentuckyAlyssa Phillips (USA) wins with Oskar, while the Canadians all place top-12 after the jumping phase of this very challenging three-day event. Horse Sport Enews Karl Slezak of Tottenham, ON, and Fernhill Wishes kicked off Saturday night’s competition by racing to the win in the $20,000 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge. Fresh off their last competitive appearance at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, the pair sat in third place following Friday night’s opening round of competition, but a heart-pounding round on Saturday night catapulted them to the top of the leaderboard.“He’s usually a pretty chill horse,” said Slezak of Fernhill Wishes, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Slezak and Kirk Hoppner. “To feel him have that energy and that little extra pizzazz in atmospheres like this is awesome. It’s easy to do the footwork, add strides, or leave them out because he’s so energetic in this atmosphere.”Kendal Lehari of Uxbridge, ON, held the lead coming into Saturday night riding Totally Frank, but a cumulative time over the two rounds left them in second place. Third place went to Toronto’s own Brandon McMechan riding Oscar’s Wild.For more information, visit royalfair.org/horse-show/.$20,000 Horseware Indoor Eventing ChallengeSaturday, November 2Rider Hometown Horse Faults Total Time1. Karl Slezak Tottenham, ON Fernhill Wishes 0 174.862. Kendal Lehari Uxbridge, ON Totally Frank 0 176.243. Brandon McMechan Toronto, ON Oscar’s Wild 5 174.674. Dana Cooke Mooresville, NC Luksor 10 179.675. Diana Burnett Blackstock, ON Manny 10 218.496. Selena O’Hanlon Kingston, ON Eddy’s Martini 15 195.80 Tags: Royal Horse Show, Kendal Lehari, Karl Slezak, Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge, Totally Frank, Fernhill Wishes, RAWF, Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! 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.last_img read more