A good day for Allison Springer of Upperville, Va. on the Holsteiner gelding Lord Willing (Liam) as they move in to first place with a score of 37.80 in the CCI2* at the 2017 PEDIGREE® Bromont CCI3* Three Day Event, The Todd Sandler Challenge. Second place at the end of CCI2* dressage goes to Canada's Waylon Roberts with a score of 41.10 riding Michelle and John Koppin's Canadian Sport Horse gelding Lancaster. Bobby Meyerhoff rounded out the top three aboard his own Rascal Rap after earning a 43.90.
On Springer's ride on the 9-year-old (Lord Z x Legende IX) she said "he was super settled and I was really please". When asked about the event and on the question of why she comes with no hesitation Springer said "it's my favourite event, cause it is awesome here. This track, it feels like you are at a European event."
Watch Springer's test thanks to David Frechette aka the Horse Pesterer.
The CCI1* dressage which also ran today in ring two is lead by Kelli Temple of Round Hill, Va. on Metallica with a score of 31.50 - 10 points ahead of second-placed Rachel Wilks and Great Expectations and third-placed Holly Payne Caravella and CharmKing.
Following competition today there is a talk with Diarm Byrne of EquiRatings sponsored by Equestrian Canada as part of the Eventing Committee's long term plan for the high performance team.
The evening wraps up with a Red and White Party sponsored by PEDIGREE®. This is always a very much not to be missed annual event at Bromont CCI.
Dressage competition resumes on Friday morning at 10:00am with the CIC2* and the CCI3* in the main rings.
About Bromont CCI
Bromont CCI, which has featured top competition for three decades, will be welcoming some of the best horse-and-rider combinations from all over North America in CCI*, CCI2*, CIC2* and CCI3* divisions. Bromont stands alone as the only venue in Canada which offers a CCI3*-level competition.
The Bromont Organizing Committee is thrilled to welcome the makers of PEDIGREE® as its new title sponsor, as well as major sponsors including the MARS® Bar and BUCKEYE® Nutrition.
Bromont CCI3* takes place near the charming village of Bromont, which is within easy driving distance of Montreal, Quebec and Burlington, Vt. This scenic area offers great dining, shopping, entertainment, and golf options. The Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, which hosted the equestrian events of the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, has in recent years undergone massive upgrades and is considered one of the best in North America.
The PEDIGREE® Bromont CCI3* Three Day Event is proud to host The Todd Sandler Challenge in memory of an aspiring young event rider, Todd Sandler, who died tragically in a car accident while returning home from grooming and lending a helping hand to fellow Canadians at the 1999 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.
The PEDIGREE® Bromont CCI Three Day Event is made possible in part through a contribution from the Government of Canada. The Bromont organizing committee also wishes to thank the Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement Supérieur and the City of Bromont for their support of this year’s event.