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.
Eventing at NC State was founded in 2016 and we currently have 18 undergraduate members as well as a supportive group of alumni riders. We are proud to be the first intercollegiate team in North Carolina located at the heart of the 1862 Land Grant Institution, NC State University. We have riders just beginning their eventing careers as well as those that are seasoned competitors, competing from Maiden through Training level.
Yesterday Andreas Dibowski said that he was ready for the “fun stuff” and today he had the chance to share his knowledge of both show jumping and cross-country to a large audience who attended day two of the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) Symposium. The morning started out in the ring at Barnstaple South with three groups of riders – Beginner Novice, Training, and Preliminary, and three groups of the same levels took to the cross-country in the afternoon. While the exercises and jumps got progressively harder throughout the day, the warm-ups and themes stayed the same.
A horse’s first steps out in the cross-country field determine the foundation upon which his entire cross-country education will be laid. How can you give your horse the best chance of success? What are some of the ways you can help teach your horse about cross-country jumping?
The USEA Educational Symposium is a unique opportunity each winter for eventers to gather together to soak in knowledge. The first two days of the 2020 Symposium focus on the USEA Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) with attendees learning how to be better, more effective instructors. German Olympian and world-renowned rider Andreas Dibowski is this year’s guest instructor and he spent the first day dedicated to dressage with one Advanced show jumping group to wrap-up the day. Dibowski taught the instructors to teach using demo riders and horses from Beginner Novice to Advanced of all ages, breeds, and sizes.