Ali Ramsay & Hermelien VD Hooghoeve. Credit Tom von kap-Herr.
Bromont, August 3, 2018 – Ali Ramsay (CAN) and Hermelien VD Hooghoeve stayed in the lead in the FEI Assante Classic this Friday at the International Bromont.
5 Canadians in the Top 10
28 rider-horse pairs took part in the fifth FEI event of the two weeks of competition at the International Bromont. Ten would make it to the jump-off, including Ali Ramsay who won the Welcome Opening event of the first week last year at the International Bromont.
Ali Ramsay and her mare Hermelien VD Hooghoeve (Tangelo Van de Zuuthoeve x Djakarta) had the edge right from the start: the first round: second pair on the course, they execute the first clear round. We have to wait until Mario Deslauriers on Amsterdam 27, seventh pair on the course, to ensure a jump-off. Mario Deslauriers also qualifies for the second round with Bardolina 2. They are joined by Susan Horn (CAN) & Lilly Fee, Jonathan McCrea (USA) & Aristoteles V, Fernando Martinez Sommer (MEX) & Cor Bakker, Leslie Howard (USA) & Donna Speciale, Lisa Carlsen (CAN) & Malbec, Cormac Hanley (IRL) & Copain Z as well as Nicholas Dello Joio (USA) & DHI Zulu.
Of the 10 pairs qualified for the jump-off, nine will finally take the course. First to come back, Ramsay and Hermelien again establish the time to beat with a perfect round in 34.64 seconds. They stay on top of the final standings, and are joined by Nicholas Dello Joio (USA) and DHI Zulu (2e position) as well as Jonathan McCrea (USA) and Aristoteles V (3e position) in the Top 3.
About International Bromont
International Bromont presents its 43rd edition in the picturesque setting of the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, at the heart of the beautiful region of the Eastern Townships. For more information on the schedule, visit our Web site at www.internationalbromont.org.