Charlottesville, Virginia resident, William Coleman III rode to the top of the leaderboard in the MARS Incorporated Bromont CCI2* this afternoon on the 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding TKS Cooley, owned by the TKS Syndicate, to a penalty score of 31.70. “He’s got miles to go,” said Coleman and “I am really excited because I think it’s a great horse.”
It should be noted that Coleman is just back from a very successful fifth place at the Tattersalls CCI3* in Ratoath, Co. Meath, Ireland riding OBOS O’Reilly.
The CCI1* dressage which also ran today in the second ring was lead by 24-year-old Arden Wildasin from Aiken, S.C. riding Watch Out (Walter) with a penalty score of 26.80. Speaking about Walter and their ride today, Wildasin said “I couldn't be more happy; he is a horse that always tries, always loves to perform.”
The day of competition wraps up with a rider reception generously hosted by MARS Incorporated at the VIP tent on the edge of the main jumping ring.
Dressage competition resumes on Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. with the CIC2* in ring 2 and the CCI3* in ring 1.
Arden Wildasin (USA) and Watch Out lead the CCI1* at the MARS Incorporated Bromont CCI Three Day Event in Bromont, Quebec. Cealy Tetley Photo.
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.
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.
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.
In 2019, the USEA introduced two new national leaderboards: the 6-year-old horse and 7-year-old horse leaderboards. The 6-year-old horse leaderboard ranks 6-year-old horses at the Preliminary, CCI2*-S, and CCI2*-L levels and the 7-year-old horse leaderboard ranks 7-year-old horses at the Intermediate, CCI3*-S, and CCI3*-L levels.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is proud to announce the formation of a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and a new partnership between the USEA Foundation and Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE).
The USEA is very sad to hear the news of the passing of From, the 28-year-old Russian Thoroughbred gelding (Mif x Floema), owned by Charlotte Harris and ridden by Stephen Bradley.
In less than a year the USEA Foundation, USEA, and a group of passionate stakeholders have managed to raise $500,000 to build frangible fences thanks to donations from USEA members and eventing enthusiasts around the country. This money has gone directly to 116 different USEA recognized events with 151 frangible tables, 53 oxers, and 34 gate/wall fences already out on course – all built with grants distributed by the USEA Foundation.