The Bromont International CCI3* leaderboard was shuffled following cross-county as Lynn Symansky moved into the lead on Under Suspection by adding just 2.4 and finished the day with a score of 34.60. Riding Mary Ann Ghadban's 14-year-old Holsteiner mare (Contender x Naomagic 1), Symansky had the second fastest round of the day with no one making the time.
Speaking about the course today Symansky said “Derek [di Grazia] is a fantastic course designer and he definitely made you work. It was big, it was technical.” Well-known for many of the top courses in North America including the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event and Fair Hill International di Grazia is the cross-country course designer for eventing at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Jenny Caras climbed up the leaderboard six spots with the fastest round of the class - adding 2.0 time penalties aboard Fernhill Fortitude, the 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Courage II x Misty Matilda) owned by the Fernhill Fortitude Syndicate. Overnight leader, Felix Vogg, accrued 9.2 time penalties with Colero (Captain Fire x Bonita), Jurgen Vogg's 10-year-old Westphalian gelding, to drop into third place.
Boyd Martin and Contessa. Cealy Tetley Photo.
Boyd Martin and Contessa had a great round on cross-country in the CCI2* to move from equal second to first place with no penalties. Martin and Contessa are now less than one rail ahead of Clark Montgomery and Caribbean Soul going in to Sunday. Contessa is a 9-year-old Holsteiner mare (Contender x Veritas) who Martin found on a trip to family wedding in Germany with his wife Silva and is owned by Club Contessa.
William Coleman and Off The Record. Cealy Tetley Photo.
A fault free cross-country means that overnight CIC2* leaders, William Coleman and the Syndicate owned, Off The Record, a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (VDL Arkansas x Drumagoland Bay) stay on top going into Sunday's competition on their dressage score of 26.10.
Annie Goodwin and Fedarman B. Cealy Tetley Photo.
Aiken, South Carolina based Annie Goodwin is the new leader in the CCI1* following cross-country and describes her own Fedarman B, an 8-year-old KWPN gelding (Eurocommerce Washington x Paulien B) who Liz Millikin sourced in Holland as “quirky” and “very quiet” but “very hard to get on.” Tied for second behind Goodwin are Dunham, Quebec’s Colleen Loach riding Peter Barry’s horse Vermont and another Canadian, Holly Jacks Smither riding Candy King.
Final Horse Inspection will happen Sunday morning starting at 8:00am with the CCI1* followed by CIC2*, CCI2*, and CCI3*, in numerical order.
Jumping on Sunday morning is set to begin at 10:00 a.m. in the large ring with the CCI1* going first.
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 CCI1*, CCI2*, CIC2* and CCI3* divisions. Bromont stands alone as the only venue in Canada which offers a CCI3*-level competition.
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.
For more information about this highly-anticipated annual event, visit BromontCCI.com or contact the event at [email protected].
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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