A victory in the "CN International presented by Rolex" at the legendary CSIO5* Spruce Meadows 'Masters' is one of the top achievements in international equestrian sport. With his triumph on Sunday at the famous showgrounds at the foot of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Pieter Devos (Belgium) not only joined the ranks of famous winners, the 27-year-old also has the opportunity to be the first athlete to win the ultimate challenge of the equestrian sport: the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. "It is incredible that I now have the chance to win the Rolex Grand Slam, simply unbelievable, it is a dream come true," commented Devos.
Pieter Devos rode to victory in Canada in front of several tens of thousands of spectators in a thrilling competition, ahead of the Olympic gold medallist Steve Guerdat from Switzerland and the French show-jumper, Penelope Leprevost. Devos was the only rider to jump clear in the final round comprising of the best twelve riders. He crossed the finish line with his horse "Candy" just one thousandths of a second within the allowed time. Christian Ahlmann from Germany came fourth, ahead of his fellow compatriot, Patrick Stühlmeyer.