Selena O'Hanlon of Kingston, Ontario and John and Judy Rumble's Foxwood High win the day, finishing the Derek di Grazia designed CIC3* course on a final penalty score of 30.4. The pair added just 2.4 time penalties to their dressage score, putting them ahead of second-placed Lynn Symansky (USA) on Under Suspection, who finished up with a score of 32.0.
When asked about the cross-country course, O'Hanlon thought, "The footing was superb and the fences were built just beautifully. The terrain was going to be a little bit of a test for Woody because I don't really have hills at home, but he felt really fit at the end."
Boyd Martin and Contestor. Cealy Tetley Photo.
In the CIC2*, U.S. Team rider Boyd Martin (USA) on Denise Lahey's KWPN gelding Contestor (Cortez) finished up the three days on a score of 32.2. Recent finishes for this combination include a 10th at the Bromont CIC2* just this past June.
On his success this weekend, Martin said, "It was a fantastic performance by my old mate Cortez. He's had the comeback of all comebacks after a disaster at Millbrook. To come back and win at Bromont — it goes to show what two weeks of training can do."
Cole Horn and Cooley Silgo. Cealy Tetley Photo.
Cole Horn (USA) and his own Cooley Sligo added nothing on cross-country to have a final score on Sunday of 33.5. This put the Horn and the 6-year-old grey Irish Sport Horse gelding in first at the end of the weekend to win the CIC* U25.
Horn, who has worked three years for Ryan Wood (AUS) at True Prospect Farm in West Grove, Pennsylvania, said of his successful weekend, "Ryan has given me everything I know about how to ride cross-country and show jumping. I wouldn't be anywhere without him."
Waylon Roberts and Wil Celtic Charlie. Cealy Tetley Photo.
Waylon Roberts (CAN), riding a 6-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding by the name of Wil Celtic Charlie, won the CIC*. The horse, imported from Ireland is owned by Aletta Martin (USA), added just 1.6 time penalties to their already impressive 26.4 dressage score.
Regarding the ride today, Roberts said, "I'm really excited about this horse. I know it might be quick, but it could be a horse they could consider for Lima. He'll be seven [years old], and he should have a couple two-star runs under his belt by then. I wasn't thinking that before this weekend, but I am now."
Roberts' more immediate plans for Wil Celtic Charlie include coming back to Canada in just 10 days for the CCI* at Foshay International in Jemseg, New Brunswick.
Lauren Kieffer and Get Gaudi. Cealy Tetley Photo.
In the Open Training it can be said that from start to finish this weekend Lauren Kieffer (USA) had a solid lead riding Jacqueline Mars' Get Gaudi, who had been purchase from Matt Flynn. "She is a lovely, lovely mare," said Kieffer of the horse.
Finishing on their dressage score of 22.1, Kieffer and Get Gaudi found themselves 10.4 points ahead of their closest rivals for the red ribbon, Catherine Henderson on Oldcourt Grafen Dance.
Amanda Beale Clement and BE Kilgoric Felix. Cealy Tetley Photo.
Amanda Beale Clement and Megan Wilson's 5-year-old BE Kilgoric Felix (Felix) started and finished on a dressage score of 26.9 in the the Training Young Rider. An excellent run at Bromont to be sure.
When asked about the course, Beale Clement felt, "The course has great questions but it is nice and open and gallopy. The course designer (Derek di Grazia) placed those jumps very well on the turns to teach the horse to slow down and to teach the horses to come up in front and learn to jump the fences. "
Entries representing six nations vied for the red first place ribbon over three days of competition this weekend at Bromont CIC Three-Day Event. Team selectors from both the U.S. and Canada are onsite and this is the final mandatory outing ahead of the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina for Team USA.
Bromont CIC 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.
Watch for announcements regarding our 2019 dates starting with the exciting return of the MARS Incorporated Bromont CCI Three-Day Event in June at https://bromontcci.com.
The Bromont CIC 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.
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All the major contenders passed the eventing final horse inspection at the Tokyo Olympics and will carry on to contest the show jumping phase in a few hours’ time.
The ground jury (Nick Burton, GBR, Christina Klingspor, SWE, and the U.S.A.’s Jane Hamlin) and vets only failed to accept one horse - Fantastic Frieda, ridden by Poland’s Joanna Pawlak, who had completed the cross-country in 41st place with a refusal and 25.2 time-faults.
The FEI has announced that the Swiss horse Jet Set, ridden by Robin Godel has had to be euthanized after pulling up extremely lame on the Sea Forest Cross Country Course during Equestrian Eventing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on August 1, 2021.
In 2002, at the age of 15, I was at my Aunt and Uncle’s farm in Maine while Tremaine Cooper was there building some cross-country jumps. I helped him build a trakehner, not realizing that this day would set the course for my future. A few weeks later he called asking if I could help him at Millbrook Horse Trials. From there I helped Tremaine during most of my school vacations and throughout the summers. After graduating high school I kept at it never looking back. I lived the gypsy lifestyle for about six years going from coast to coast and event to event. In 2013 my wife Kathryn and I settled down in Lexington, Kentucky. These days I spend roughly 60-75 percent of my time on the road preparing events or building private schooling areas. I’ve had the privilege of being involved with some really great events around the states and have cultivated many friendships all over the country. In 2019 I was asked to be a part of Team Evans Olympic cross-country building crew. As I write this I am on my third trip to Tokyo. Here’s a day in Tokyo . . .
The British team cemented their gold medal position at the Tokyo Olympics with three magnificent cross-country performances, all clear inside the time. Added to that, their first rider, Oliver Townend, holds pole position individually after the dressage leader, Germany’s Michael Jung, picked up 11 penalties for triggering a frangible device.