The 2018 MARS Incorporated Bromont CCI Three Day Event, The Todd Sandler Challenge kicked off today with the first horse inspection at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park in the picturesque rolling hills of Bromont, Quebec.
CCI riders representing six countries presented 95 horses to the Ground Jury and FEI Veterinary Delegate this afternoon for inspection. Just three horses were held and all horses passed on reinspection.
Dressage begins on Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. for all rings. First to go in the CCI2* is New Zealand’s Joe Meyer on Gortglas Crazy Love. Local favorite, Colleen Loach of Dunham, Quebec start things off in the CCI* riding Rune Stone for Britt Roden.
The weather was partly sunny and a bit cool for some riders today hovering around 65F. Bromont is expecting more of the same for the next few days 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.
Bromont CCI 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 MARS Incorporated Bromont CCI 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.
Dressage start times are here.
The MARS Incorporated 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 Gouvernment du Québec and the City of Bromont for their support of this year’s event.
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