Ali Ramsay & Lutz. Credit Tom von Kap-herr.
Bromont, July 28, 2019 – Canadian Ali Ramsay and her mount Lutz won their first Grand Prix together at the International Bromont on a magnificent court, despite weather conditions.
Weather delays the competition
Due to a thunderstorm, the International Bromont Grand Prix had to be interrupted and the heavy rain (more than 14 mm in 20 minutes) looked like it might compromise the return to competition, but the excellent quality of the footing allowed the continuation of activities on an course better than ever. In fact, 35 minutes after the announcement of the restart of the class, the international ring was drained and ready for the waiting participating pairs.
Ali Ramsay and Lutz get ahead of Daniel Coyle and CHS Krooze
The course designed by Leopoldo Palacios (VEN) allowed only 6 pairs to advance to the jump-off: Canadians Ali Ramsay with Lutz and Keean White with Corette and Tahiorn, Americans Leslie Burr-Howard with Donna Speciale and Christine McCrea with Dali de Vy, as well as Irishman Daniel Coyle.
The first two pairs on the course, Christine McCrea/Dali de Vy & Keean White/Tahiorn, both incur 8 penalty faults over obstacles, leaving the door open for the following competitors. Daniel Coyle and CHS Krooze put pressure on as they rush forward and execute a clear round in the fastest time. However, their advance is short-lived, as the following pair, Ali Ramsay and Lutz, successfully get ahead by a few tenths of a second.
An excellent week for Leslie Howard & Donna Speciale
Leslie Howard, who won the welcome event on Thursday with Donna Speciale, and finished second at the CSI3* Classic on Friday, took fourth place this time.
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