The 2017 PEDIGREE® Bromont CCI3* Three Day Event, The Todd Sandler Challenge kicked off Wednesday, June 7 with the first horse inspection at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park in the picturesque rolling hills of Bromont, Quebec.
87 CCI riders representing four countries presented their horse to the Ground Jury and FEI veterinary delegate for inspection on Wednesday afternoon. Woodlawn, Ontario's Matt Kidney and his Dutch Warmblood horse Fuzion were the only held and the horse passed on reinspection in the CCI*.
Dressage commences on Thursday morning at 9:00am with Boyd Martin on The Fonz Himself in the CCI* and Charles Campbell on Shannondale Nimbus in the CCI2*.
Bromont is expecting sunny weather today making for perfect weather to compete, enjoy a day in rural Quebec with the family or watch some top level dressage.
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.
Marie-Gabrielle Bronsard and Canso de la Mancha of Montreal, QC at first horse inspection during 2017 PEDIGREE Bromont CCI3* Three Day Event, The Todd Sandler Challenge at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park in Bromont, Quebec. RedBayStock.com Photo.
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, Vermont. 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.
The FEI has published its Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, aimed at assisting organizers and national federations with the safe resumption of international equestrian events in line with national and local restrictions.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has approved additional modifications to the qualification period for the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The AEC is scheduled to take place August 25-30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, and the USEA is doing everything possible to ensure a safe and successful Championship, while also ensuring fair opportunities for all.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
This has been a difficult decision, but with the current pandemic situation at hand, we feel that this is the correct and ‘common sense’ direction to take. We are developing a plan to host a shorter, smaller, and more focused competition. We will be using state and local protocols to help guide us through this. Safety is paramount at Rebecca Farm, for both equine and human participants.