Aug 14, 2023

Martin and Tsetserleg TSF Take the Win at Mars Bromont CCI4*-S

Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg TSF. Cealy Tetley Photography photos

Bromont, Quebec, Canada – Aug. 14 - American Olympian Boyd Martin came to Bromont to prepare his very best horses for the biggest event in the world, the Burghley Horse Trials (England). He should leave feeling fairly confident, having taken the win in the CCI4*-S Saturday afternoon with his Tokyo Olympic mount Tsetserleg TSF on a final score of 52 points. He also took third with On Cue (56.1), and fifth with Commando 3 (59.3), as well as third in the CCI3*-S with Contessa (44.6).

With the event running as a short format, the dressage and show jumping phases were completed Friday, leaving the exciting cross-country as the final and deciding phase Saturday.

Given the rain of the past three weeks, it was expected that galloping times would be conservative, and riders would tread carefully. Thankfully the ground held up well, and the organizers were generous with stone chips and gravel as needed on takeoff and landings to ensure safety across all levels. Time was the deciding factor Saturday, with every FEI rider save one (Canada’s Jessica Phoenix, winner of the CCI2*-S with Tugce) adding time faults to their overall score.

Colleen Loach and FE Golden Eye.
Colleen Loach and FE Golden Eye.

“The footing ended up being fantastic,” said Martin following his third and final round in the CCI4*-S division. "I think the whole field just looked after their horses when the ground got quite boggy and soft. Eighty percent of the course was very good—it was just small sections where everyone balanced their horses and looked after them a bit. ‘Thomas’ [Tsetserleg TSF] hasn’t jumped a cross-country jump since June so he was a little rusty at the beginning, but it’s a good fitness run for him. This was a perfect run over a big course, and now we’ll wrap Thomas and 'Cue' up in cotton wool and be in England in a couple of weeks!”

The overnight leaders, Canadian Olympian Colleen Loach and FE Golden Eye, added a total of 22.8 time faults (compared to the 18 of Martin and Tsetserleg TSF) to finish on a final score of 54.5 and settle for second place.

Caroline Pamukcu and HSH Connor.
Caroline Pamukcu and HSH Connor.

In the CCI3* division, it was Caroline Pamukcu who took the top two spots, leading wire-to-wire with HSH Connor and moving HSH Double Sixteen from sixth overnight up into second. Both added time, but Double Sixteen held it to a very respectable 7.6 faults, finishing on scores of 42.2 and 43.8 penalties respectively.

“For us, it’s important to schedule our horses for competitions where they will learn, and I always find Bromont has a hard cross-country track,” explained Pamukcu. “It’s important for me to educate these horses for the future and for teams, not just go to local shows and win.

“[Connor] found the course easy, and it’s good for him to practice in the mud. But he’s used to it—he spent six months in England last year—this wasn’t that muddy for us!” she continued. “I didn’t have to push to make the time, as I was late to go. I knew I could still win and had a few time faults to play with, so we played it smart. What I love about Bromont is it’s a super education for the horses. It really gets them ready for future team competition. If they go around here, I know they are ready for the world stage at whatever level they’re at.”

Lea Adams-Blackmore and Frostbite.
Lea Adams-Blackmore and Frostbite.

Lea Adams-Blackmore and Frostbite took the win in the CCIU253*-S section, leading from start to finish. They added no jumping faults over cross-country and just 9.2 time penalties, to finish on a final score of 47.1.

Canadian Olympian Jessica Phoenix took the top honors in the CCI2*-S with Tugce, another wire-to-wire win and the only FEI rider on the property to finish on their dressage score (29.9) and come in under the time allowed on cross-country. Ariel Grald with Adagio’s Nobility and Jennie Saville with Kismet finished second and third on 36.9 and 38.3. Canada’s Kelly Belanger was the highest placed U252*-S rider, completing on a final score of 65.1 with Murphy’s Got Charm.

Jessica Phoenix and Tugce.

Full final results for all Individual sections and Teams can be found at

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Martin and Luke 140 Take CCI4-S Dressage Lead at Plantation Field International

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