Jordan Linstedt (USA) retains her lead after adding just 1.60 time penalties to finish her fabulous cross-country ride on a score of just 44.80 riding her and Barbara Linstedt's 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding Revitavet Capato (Contendro x Annabelle). Second place following cross-country was claimed by Frankie Thieriot Stutes of Occidental, Calif. on the Chatwin Group's 9-year-old German Warmblood gelding Chatwin who is also by Contendro. The pair finished just behind Linstedt on a score of 51.30.
Linstedt of Redmond, Wash. said "my ride was fantastic, Capato was super from the beginning to the end" which was clear to the huge crowd of spectators who had come out to watch the only CCI3* held in Canada and one of only 4 in North America.
Stutes expressed similar thoughts on her ride today, "I had so much fun today and he is such a special horse and I feel so lucky".
Waylon Roberts and Lancaster. Cealy Tetley Photo.
In the CCI2* Canada's Waylon Roberts and the 10-year-old Canadian Sport Horse, Lancaster, added nothing to his score of 41.10 on cross-country to gallop past the dressage leader, Allison Springer. Roberts was "really pleased for the horse, pleased for his owners, John and Michelle Koppin". Looking ahead to show jumping on Sunday he only had to say "the poles come down for everybody so we will see what happens."
Boyd Martin and On Cue. Cealy Tetley Photo.
The CIC2* saw Boyd Martin move to the head of the field after dressage leader and fellow Australian born, Clayton Fredericks add just a few penalties to his scores on cross-country. Martin rode Christine Turner's On Cue, a 12-year-old Selle Francais mare (Cabri de Elle x On High)
Kelli Temple and Metallica. Cealy Tetley Photo.
Adding just .40 time penalties to her score to maintain their CCI1* lead was Kelli Temple on the Holsteiner mare, Metallica, who was the 2015 USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Reserve Champion and is owned by Kara L Angulo. Vermont born, dual citizen, Temple who is riding for the U.S. at Bromont previously represented Canada at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Final horse inspection of all CCI horses begins on Sunday morning at 8:00am, Show Jumping follows shortly afterwards at 10:00am. This is the final day of competition at the 2017 PEDIGREE® Bromont CCI Three Day Event, The Todd Sandler Challenge.
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.