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Karl Slezak Top Canadian at Richland Park
Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Karl Slezak and Charley Farley
Karl Slezak of Tottenham, ON, and Don J. Good's 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, Charley Farley, topped the Canadian entries in the advanced CIC 3* division at the Richland Park Horse Trials in Richland, MI, held August 20-23, 2009.

Posting a dressage score of 54.8, adding only 4.8 time penalties over Ian Stark's cross-country course, and dropping one rail, for four faults, in the jumping test, Slezak, 27, and Charley Farley finished with 63.6 penalty points, earning them an eighth place finish.

Close behind Slezak was Waylon Roberts, 20, of Port Perry, ON, and his own Myrddin's Sebastian, a nine-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding, in 10th place. Roberts, who is in England to compete in the CCI 3* Blenheim Three Day Event on September 10-13, added 5.2 cross country time penalties to his dressage score of 67.2 to finish with 72.4 penalties overall. Waylon's father Ian Roberts, also of Port Perry, ON, rode Kelly Plitz and Tracey Newman's 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Napalm, to an 18th place finish. Rounding out the top 20 was Robert Holman of Hawkestone, ON, and Catmantoo, Nancie J. Evans' 14-year-old American Thoroughbred gelding.

Olympic gold medalist Leslie Law of Great Brittan won the CIC 3* division with Fleeceworks Mystere Du Val repeating their 2008 victory.

In the intermediate CIC 2* division, Lindsay Pearce, 24, of Tecumseh, ON, and Tangle Top, Patricia Pearce's nine-year-old English Thoroughbred gelding, finished sixth overall on a score of 59.2. Kendal Lehari, 22, of Uxbridge, ON, rode Gwendalyne Lehari's Daily Edition to a 17th place finish with 86.5 penalty points.

American Tamra Smith riding Bubbles at Bricky won the CIC 2* division with a score of 47.6.


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