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.
If your farm has the space to set up a cross-country schooling course, it can be to your advantage to have cross-country jumps available for schooling purposes. Safety should be the number one priority when designing and building cross-country jumps, and an expert should be consulted whenever possible.
By this time I am sure that you have received the news that the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) has been canceled. I sincerely apologize for the difficulty this has caused everyone involved. I want to commend the USEA Board of Governors for making an extremely hard decision.
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The Whidbey Island Horse Trials take place in Oak Harbor, Washington (Area VII) in early July of each year and offer Beginner Novice through Advanced/Intermediate horse trials. The Whidbey Island Horse Trials lost their venue in 2019 but are working on finalizing a new venue for 2021.