July 11, 2011 — Chris Pratt was named the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for June by Jump Canada.
Pratt and Cruise, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Indigo Farms LLC, won the $31,000 Husky Energy Cup on June 16 at the Spruce Meadows “Continental” tournament in Calgary, AB. In a 10-horse jump-off, Pratt guided Cruise to a clear round in a time of 50.21 seconds to claim victory over Beezie Madden of the United States, who stopped the clock in 50.90 seconds aboard Coral Reef Via Volo.
The Spruce Meadows win comes hot on the heels of Pratt’s victory in the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar at the Del Mar National Horse Show in California on May 8. Pratt and Cruise also placed sixth the following week in the $100,000 Grand Prix of California, also held in Del Mar.
“Cruise has just been fantastic,” said Pratt, 42, who is originally from Belfountain, ON, and is currently based in Valencia, California. “He was a horse that we bought for a junior and he was not suitable, so he was purchased for me to ride. I think he can be developed to compete at the highest level of the sport.”
Pratt continued, “I use Cavalor products in our barn and they are fantastic. It is great that Cavalor gives back to our sport.”
As the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for June, Pratt receives a gift certificate from title sponsor CAVALOR Inc.
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About Jump Canada
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About Equine Canada
Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism. A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry. Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit www.equinecanada.ca.