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Star Power in Abundance at North American Youth Championships

Olivia Stephenson and Chaccana. (FEI/SELPhotography)

Team dominance and three double-gold medalists highlight rebranded youth championships

Rebranded with a new title after more than four decades as the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, the 2018 FEI North American Youth Championships brought together some of the brightest young stars in the sports of show jumping and dressage. With numerous zones and regions represented, the United States dominated the podium, but a new division proved that Canada has an incredibly strong group of youth competitors coming up through the ranks.

Children

For the first time in its 44-year history, a children’s division of show jumping was added to the Championships, showcasing riders in the 12-14 age bracket. Capitalizing on this new opportunity was Team Canada, consisting of Charlotte McLaughlin (Bronan), Stella Chernoff (Filia van de Bisschop), Eric Krawitt (Wellington), and Olivia Stephenson (Chaccana). The quartet was positively dominant on the day, finishing on a perfect score of 0 to win the inaugural USHJA North American Child Rider Show Jumping Team Championship at the FEI North American Youth Championships. The silver medal went to the combined team of Zones 3, 4, 5 and 7 on 12 faults, while Mexico earned the bronze with a score of 20.

Both Charlotte McLaughlin, 14, and Olivia Stephenson, 12, put in double clear efforts for their team.

“This has been a goal of mine since I started riding when I was six,” said McLaughlin, Ottawa, ON. “I’m so proud to be doing this at such a young age. I never thought it would happen so soon, but I have to thank my amazing coaches and [chef d’equipe Beth Underhill] so much for this opportunity. It’s been amazing.”

The individual title came down to a three-horse jump-off, as Canadians Stephenson and McLaughlin, along with Guatemala’s Valentina Arenas Saravia, finished on perfect scores of 0 after three rounds of jumping. Ultimately, Stephenson prevailed over a final shortened track to claim the USHJA North American Child Rider Show Jumping Individual Championship. McLaughlin was silver, and Arenas Saravia received the bronze medal.

Juniors

It was redemption for Charlise Casas (Rembrandt Blue), Alexandra Pielet (Helene VE), from Zone 5 in the USHJA North American Junior Show Jumping Team Championship. Casas and Pielet, both 17, finished out of the medals when jumping for their zone in 2017. Alongside team newcomers Paige Matthies (Dirkie Z) and Emma Kurtz (Pippi), they went all the way to the top of the podium in 2018, claiming gold with 17.88 penalties. Mexico West received the silver medal, and Canada was bronze.

“Being on a team has always been a dream of mine, but to win gold on team with my three best friends is a dream come true.” — Alexandra Pielet (Zone 5)

Pielet earned a second gold medal when prevailing in the USHJA North American Junior Show Jumping Individual Championship. After three rounds of jumping, Pielet, who hails from Highland Park, IL, finished on just 5.36 faults. Representing Zone 4, Elli Yaeger (Waliba VDL) received the silver medal (11.80), just ahead of Puerto Rico’s bronze medalist, Claudia Villamil (Quite Close vd Smis, 12.00).

The competition was close in the quest for the USDF North American Junior Dressage Team Championships. Caroline Garren (Bell Angelo) clinched the gold medal for Region 3 with a team-high score of 68.606%. Juliette Cain (Mariska), Melanie Doughty (Fascinata), and Isabelle Braden (Dali de la Ferme Rose) joined her atop the podium; they combined for a team total of 202.787, just ahead of an even closer race for silver. Region 4 (199.362) clinched that medal, while Canada Central (199.151) earned bronze.

U.S. riders claimed the top two spots on the podium in the USDF North American Junior Dressage Individual Championships. Garren was again atop the podium, riding to a score of 70.147%. Region 4’s Bianca Schmidt (Lou Heart) was silver, and Canada’s Chase Robertson (Winsome) received the bronze medal. The two riders finished with not only identical scores (70.029%), but also the same collective marks, so the collective mark from the judge at C became the necessary tiebreaker.

Garren’s individual gold was especially rewarding, considering her winning mount is the first horse she has ever owned outright and the first horse she has brought up from a young age. Her family acquired him three years ago when the bay was a 7-year-old.

“The feeling is so amazing,” she said. “It’s been a really wonderful experience growing and learning with [Bell Angelo], so to see all those years of work payoff is really exciting.”

Robertson didn’t need a tiebreaker when she rode to top honors in the USDF North American Junior Dressage Freestyle Championship. This time, her 73.775% score put her safely at the top, while Schmidt (71.905%) received the silver medal, and Garren (71.490%) rounded out the podium with the bronze.

Young Riders

A “dream team” of sorts came together for Zone 2 in the USHJA North American Young Rider Show Jumping Team Championship. NAYC veterans Katherine Strauss (All In), Ailish Cunniffe (Baloucento), and Madison Goetzmann (Prestigious) joined event rookie Samantha Cohen (Carmen) to notch a runaway victory for gold, finishing more than 20 points ahead of the silver medalists from Zone 10. Mexico brought home the silver medal — their first Young Rider medal in 10 years.

All four riders have already competed against seniors at the international level, with Strauss and Goetzmann both having jumped in five-star competition Spruce Meadows (CAN) in the past year.

“I’m so excited to help add a gold medal to Zone 2’s long list of medals,” said Strauss, 19. “We’re all extremely grateful and proud to represent a team that’s historically been so successful. There are so many riders who rode for Zone 2 who we all look up to today, like McLain Ward, Georgina Bloomberg, Reed Kessler, and the list goes on. We’re really thrilled to be here and to have the opportunity to gain this team experience.”

Daisy Farish (Great White) was nearly perfect in the USHJA North American Young Rider Show Jumping Individual Championship. The 17-year-old representing the combined team of Zones 4 and 5, and her 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding finished on a score of four after three rounds of jumping. Cohen earned a second medal with an individual silver (5.14), while Zone 1’s McKayla Langmeier (Durosa W) was the individual bronze medalist (6.28).

The combined Dressage Young Riders Team of Quebec and Alberta was the only group consisting of just three riders, meaning the trio would not have the luxury of having a drop score. But that did nothing to stop them, as Rakeya Moussa (Davidoff v.h. Trichelhof), Beatrice Boucher (Delfiano), and Camille Carier Bergeron (Baldacci) claimed the gold medal for Canada with a team total of 210.145. Region 4/7 finished with the silver medal and Region 1 earned bronze.

Zone 2 was kept off the podium despite team member Callie Jones (Don Philippo) delivering the day’s highest score, 71.823. But the 20-year-old only had to wait a day to get her podium moment. She won the USDF North American Young Rider Individual Championship with a score of 72.20%. Boucher, earning her second medal of the Championships, was the silver medalist, and Kayla Kadlubek (Perfect Step) of Region 1 was bronze. Anna Weniger (Don Derrick) moved up the podium to top the USDF North American Young Rider Dressage Freestyle Championship after contributing to a team bronze medal for Region 1. Her score of 74.225% catapulted her to the top of the leaderboard, just ahead of Boucher (72.800%) and Jones (72.775%).

“I have been fortunate enough to ride on some young rider teams the last few years, but winning an individual medal is way more than I ever imagined,” Weniger said.

Full results here.

By Catie Staszak

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Jonathan McCrea & Aristoteles V Fly to Victory in the Final Grand Prix at Bromont

Jonathan McCrea & Aristoteles V. Credit Tom von Kap-herr.

Bromont, April 5, 2018 – American Jonathan McCrea stepped on top of the podium winning the final Grand Prix at the 2018 International Bromont, with Aristoteles V.

McCrea is unbeatable
Canadian course designer Michel Vaillancourt’s course comprised 13 obstacles for 16 efforts, including a triple combination coming out of a broken line. Therefore, 11 horse-rider pairs qualified for the jump-off round.

With the fastest time in the first round, Christine McCrea & Dali de Vy are first out in the jump-off, but a pole down at the seventh obstacle keeps the door open for the pairs still to come, allowing them to take the lead. The next two pairs, Nicholas Dello Joio & Columbcille de Reve, as well as Mario Deslauriers & Jamaica van Paemel, execute a clear jump-off round, taking the first two places in the standings at that point.

The arrival of Jonathan McCrea & Aristoteles V on the course changes things. The pair takes advantage with a double clear round in a time of 42.54 seconds. Only Susan Horn & Lilly Fee (40.83) and Leslie Howard & Quadam (41.98) will be able to surpass their time, but poles down at the seventh and first obstacles, respectively, will prevent them from winning.

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.

Daniel Kerins and Elwood 13 Capture WIHS/NAL Children’s Jumper Classic

Photo: Daniel Kerins and Elwood 13.

Lexington, Ky. – Aug. 5, 2018 – Daniel Kerins was on a mission to win when he entered the ring aboard Elwood 13 on Sunday morning to compete in the WIHS/NAL Children’s Jumper Classic. The pair completed the first round course with no faults, and Kerins visibly became more focused, knowing that he would need a fast jump-off to take his place atop the leaderboard. Kerins piloted the grey gelding through several tight turns and stopped the clock in 30.122 seconds, a time that proved unbeatable and allowed the young man to take home the blue ribbon as well as co-ownership of the entire division. Throughout the week, Kerins and Elwood 13 and Layla Kurbanov on Wamira both consistently accrued top results to share the division championship.

Although Kerins is only 12 years old, he is no stranger to success in the jumper arena. On Elwood 13, an 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Brian Courance, the young athlete has earned several important wins including the $1,000 Ocala Welcome Children’s Classic in February of this year, the 1.10m jumpers during the fourth week of the Tryon Summer Series, and the Junior Classic last week during the Kentucky Summer Horse Show.

Kerins comes by his talents in the show ring naturally. Born into a family of equestrians, Kerins father Darragh is a prominent Irish grand prix rider who relocated to the United States and is now based in Wellington, Florida. He has represented Ireland in two European Championships and the 2009 FEI World Cup™ Finals in Nevada, as well as in many Nations Cup competitions. Sarah Kerins, Daniel’s mother, is also a very competitive adult rider who earlier in the week won the Low Amateur Jumpers in the Rolex Stadium.

Emily Aitken and Zabelle S were the runners-up in Sunday’s WIHS/NAL Children’s Jumper Classic with a competitive jump-off time of 30.170 seconds. Aubade Va and Sarah Steadman rounded out the top three spots with a double clear effort and speedy jump-off time of 30.233 seconds.

In the WISH/NAL Adult Jumper Classic, it was Caroline Donnally and her own Reve Du Razzy who took home the blue ribbon with a double clear effort and a short course time of 30.233 seconds. Donnally has been partnered with the 13-year-old Selle Francais gelding for two years and was thrilled with his performance, as it marks his return to competition after an injury and illness. Vicki Lowell rode Phineas to the second place honors with a double clear effort and jump-off time of 30.733 seconds, followed by Megan Davis and Dean in third position, clocking a time of 31.551 seconds after their double clear ride.

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Samantha Kasowitz & Charlie First in the Modified Grand Prix

Samantha Kasowitz & Charlie. Credit Tom von Kap-herr.

Bromont, August 3, 2018 – American rider Samantha Kasowitz won the Modified Grand Prix event with Charlie in the second week of the International Bromont.

A convolute course
The course, designed by Canadian Michel Vaillancourt, meant that the rider-horse pairs had to use the entire ring: with a time allowed of 78 seconds, 13 obstacles for 15 efforts, time was a factor in this Modified Grand Prix at 1.45 m.

The short turn towards the third obstacle, an oxer, as well the triple combination halfway through were two decisive tests for qualifying to the jump-off. Of the 21 pairs participating, only seven made it to the second round, and only three were able to execute a double clear round.

Canadian Equestrian Team Medal: Nyah Chernoff wins it
10 riders took part in the Canadian Equestrian Team Medal class which ended activities in the International ring. Rider Nyah Chernoff, on her mount Coco, won the red ribbon.

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.

Sydney Shulman Saves Best for Last in $50,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix

Photo: Sydney Shulman on Villamoura.

Lexington, Ky. – Aug. 4, 2018 – Sydney Shulman was one of nine horse-and-athlete combinations to re-enter the Rolex Stadium on Saturday night under the lights for the jump-off of the $50,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix, sponsored by GGT Footings. Jump-off rider extraordinaire Aaron Vale had set a blistering pace in 37.390 seconds, and although Alex Granato and David Oberkircher had beaten his time, they could not complete the short course fault-free. Enter Shulman on Villamoura as the last combination to challenge Vale. She not only beat his time but beat it by over one second to stop the clock in 36.190 seconds, simultaneously winning the week’s feature class and taking home Leading Rider Award, presented by Envisian Products, LLC.

Saturday’s class was the culmination of a week of exciting open jumper competition during the Kentucky Summer Classic. The 13-obstacle track, designed by Brazilian Anderson Lima, saw nine riders return for the jump-off after an original field of 32 starters competed. Jimmy Torano, who was second in the order-of-go on Ilan Feder’s Glasgow de Muze, set the standard with an early fault-free round hoping for a repeat of his win on Saturday at the Kentucky Summer Horse Show. Granto and Scott Keach, who both showed multiple horses, produced two clear rounds each and were followed by equally competitive Vale on Major. Callie Schott and Shulman qualified with one horse each and knew they would have to bring their A game to beat the boys.

Shulman and Villamoura have been partners for almost a year and have racked up multiple important national and FEI top placings. The young professional from Greenwich, Connecticut, recently finished second in the $35,000 Welcome Stake CSI2* at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in June as well as finishing with runner-up honors in the $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix CSI2* during the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows. The pair was also fourth in the Kentucky Summer Horse Show’s $50,000 Rood & Riddle Grand Prix during Hats Off Day. Although the 9-year-old Selle Français mare is small in stature, Shulman has seemingly had no issue channeling her energy to help her keep up with larger horses. The pair stuck to their plan and bested Vale with neat turns and forward lines.

Due to her strong performance during this week’s Kentucky Summer Classic, Shulman was also awarded the Leading Rider Award, presented by Envisian Products, LLC, which recognizes the open jumper rider with the most points at the conclusion of the week’s competition.

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International Jumping of Dinard, Conclusion

McLain Ward and Clinta (Photo: E. Knoll)

This 2018 edition of the International Jumping of Dinard, confirmed once again its well-deserved reputation of most beautiful competition in the country. Exceptional site, flawless organization, and top level sport delighted as usual some of the best riders of the planet as well as a faithful and enthusiastic public.

CSI 5*: Rolex Grand Prix of Dinard

The four days of the International Jumping of Dinard 2018 came to a conclusion in the best possible way with the Rolex Grand Prix, over a 1m60 course. 35 pairs were on the start list for the initial round, but only 7 were invited to compete in the final phase against the clock on a reduced course.

Cheered by well deserve applause, the American McLain Ward, riding his fantastic grey mare Clinta, writes his name on the record of this top level class with a clear round in a time of 46’’14. For his first time in Dinard, the rider was ecstatic. « I am very excited; it’s a beautiful event. I was a bit lucky since the other riders made some mistakes. I have been riding Clinta since March; it’s the second 5* competition she is in, and the 4th Grand Prix she wins. I am very grateful to her and her owner and my whole team. »

The 2nd place goes to Henrik Von Eckermann, associated to Mary Lou 194, after a clear round completed in 46’’89. The Swedish rider, who was in Dinard for the first time as well, said, « It is a fantastic show. I am really happy I could come here. I hope they give me an invitation for next year as well, because I really enjoyed it. I am also happy with my horse. I did a little mistake between one and two in the jump off, but I take responsibility for it. »

The French rider Nicolas Delmotte, winner of the Rolex Grand Prix 2017, shines this year again, and takes 3rd place with his partner Ilex VP, after a beautiful double clear round in the top level competition, in a time of 47’’15. The French rider declared he was really happy about his horse, who likes this stadium. « I am pleased and proud to be in this jump-off with the best riders in the world. I would like to congratulate the course designers, both in the 3* and the 5*, the organization we hardly see anywhere else, and the public. Once in the arena, we can really feel their support. It’s for sure one of the most fantastic shows in the world. I already thought that way when it was only a 2* label. »

CSI 3*: Well Done Julien!

The CSI 3* ended up with the l’Eperon/Charles de Cazanove Grand Prix, over a 1m50 course. Out of 43 pairs on the start list, only 9 came back for the decisive jump-off against the clock. Victory goes to the French Julien Gonin, riding Well Done, in a time of 41’’76, ahead of the very experienced Swiss Beat Mändli in command of Dibatsja (42’’59) and the Belgian Gudrun Patteet associated to Sea Coast Kira (43’’36).

CSI 1*: The podium for France

Last class of this 2018 edition as well for the 17 riders of the CSI1*, supported by the Laiterie de Montaigu, over a 1m40 course. Only 7 of them are qualified for the jump-off. The French rider Ninon Decaqueray clinches victory with Tilda de Mars while the Egyptian rider Mohamed Nadim places 2nd with Colour Girl, ahead of the French Kiliann Nicolas and Vol’ovent de la Serre.

Complete results on https://www.worldsporttiming.com/results/jumping-international-de-dinard-2018-199/schedule.html.

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Ali Ramsay & Hermelien VD Hooghoeve Shine in Bromont

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.

Sarah Kerins and Entertainer V Top Low A-O/Junior Jumpers at Kentucky Summer Classic

Photo: Sarah Kerins and Entertainer V.

Lexington, Ky. – Aug. 3, 2018 – Sarah Kerins and Entertainer V were unstoppable in the Low Amateur-Owner/Junior Jumper division Friday afternoon during the Kentucky Summer Classic. The pair completed the power and speed course with no faults and in a blistering time of 27.220 seconds, which clocked in at a half of a second fast than runner-up Alexandra Davidson on Elle. The incredibly competitive class featured 40 horse-and-rider combinations over a course designed by Anderson Lima of Brazil.

Friday’s class was formatted as a single round power and speed course, where faults would be converted into additional time against the clock at the end of the trip. Listed in the middle of the order of go, Kerins and Entertainer V easily sped past the original fastest combination and maintained the lead with ease. Davidson and her own Elle claimed the reserve place with a time of 27.594 seconds, trailed by owner-rider Shanna Beyer aboard Invictus with a time of 28.163 seconds to round out the top three.

Kerins took over the ride on Entertainer V from her husband, Irish grand prix rider Darragh Kerins, after the conclusion of the winter show season in Wellington, Florida. In their short time together, the pair has already racked up multiple top placings in the Amateur-Owner Low Jumpers at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, as well as at the Kentucky Horse Park.

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Top Level Sport in Dinard

Kevin Staut (FRA) and Silver II de Virton HDC. (Photo: Pixels events)

Sports fans had something to celebrate this Friday at Jumping International Dinard. With 8 events on the program of different levels, the public of the Val Porée equestrian stadium vibrated to the rhythm of riders’ and horses’ performances.

CSI 5*: Kevin Staut’s lesson in the Suez class

39 pairs were on the startlist of this Suez Grand Prix designed by Jean-François Morand over 1m55 fences, which was a preparation for Sunday Rolex Grand Prix of Dinard. Kevin Staut clinches victory with style.

Sixth to go, Kevin Staut, team Olympic champion 2016, completed an amazing ride in perfect harmony with Silver II de Virton HDC, his 12 year old chestnut gelding, by Kashmir Van Schuttershof.

If 11 riders managed to clear the course, Kevin and Silver stop the clock at 79’’32, and will remain below 80’’ for the rest of the class. Obviously happy, Kevin declared, “When you are at the beginning of the start list, you never know which is the right strategy, but that kind of showground suits him very well. Besides, Jean-François Morand designed a very fluid course; he knows the Val Porée stadium perfectly; it was very pleasant to ride. Dinard’s arena allows big horses to express themselves, while sometimes they might be frustrated in more reduced spaces. Silver started with Olivier Guillon. I have been riding him for two and a half year, mainly in Nations Cups, so he hardly competes in speed classes, but this winter, he won a big class against the clock in Doha, and came second in a jump-off with 10 pairs in Zürich. He performs better and better.”

The second position goes to the British Laura Renwick, riding Bintang, who clears in 81’’32. The double winner of the Derby Tropicana of Dinard (2015 and 2016) was smiling. “He was unlucky yesterday, but today he jumped very well. He will compete in the Grand Prix on Sunday.” The podium of this Suez class is completed by the German rider Hans Dieter Dreher, riding his faithful 17 year old stallion, Embassy, in a time of 81’’56. The rider said he was really pleased with his partner for the past eight years he is trying hard to spare. “Dinard is only his 5th show this season; he will compete in Valence. I try to be very careful. I love him too much.”

Eight pairs out of 39 were eliminated or decided to retire, probably to focus on Sunday Rolex Grand Prix of Dinard.

CSI YH 7 year old: Belgium on top

Fifty three 7 year old horses were competing in the second leg of their competition supported by the Haras des M. 19 cleared the 1m35 course, but to win, the rule was also to sign the best time. The Belgian rider Gudrun Patteet associated to her mare born in Luxembourg, Crystal de Lau (E.T), managed to beat everybody in a time of 64’’94. Her fellow citizen, Grégory Wathelet, riding the Holsteiner stallion Carleyle, places immediately behind with a time of 64’’99. The 3rd place goes, with a time of 66’’79, to the French rider Pénélope Leprevost and her Selle Français mare Big Star des Forêts (Untouchable M).

Hats off to the ten French who place in the Top 10, among which Philippe Rozier and his impressive grey BWP stallion Lecoultre de Muze (4th), Margaux Rocuet/Babar de Bussy (5th), the rider from Britanny Arthur le Vot/Baccardi de B’Néville (6th), Nicolas Delmotte/Byzance de Vains (8th), Timothée Anciaume/Beguin de B’Néville (9th), and Julien Gonin/Belle Dame du Pratel (10th).

CSI 1*: They had to be quick!

On that second day of competition, the riders registered in the CSI 1* label had a double chance to shine, provided they were fast enough, since the two classes on the program were timed against the clock.

In the Institut Esthederm class, over a 1m15 course, the French Jade Pichard clinches victory, associated to Vegas Flamingo, in a time of 73’’44, but her fellow citizen Noémie de Baumais stands right on her heels with Ardoise de Gruilly in 73’’66. The third step of the podium is occupied by the Swiss Clara Best who clears the course with Bella de Preuilly Z in 77’’23. The Top 10 of this class is exclusively feminine.

In the Le Sabotier class, conducted right after the previous class over a 10cm higher course, Chloé de Ponnat has the Marseillaise played in the stadium after riding one of the 17 clear rounds of the class in a time of 68’’7 associated to Time Out (NL). With almost two more seconds (70’’65), her main opponent for the day, Axelle Moro, riding Asse du Beaumenil, clinches 2nd position, and places in front of the Mexican Patricio Pasquel Poo associated to Arcange de l’Arc, who crosses the finish line in 71’’57.

The third day of this 2018 International Jumping of Dinard will start with the Royal Emeraude class, over 1m35. The Institut Esthederm Grand Prix, support of the 1m15 final with a jump-off, will follow, and the last competition of the day in this category, over 1m25, will be held in the Grand Hôtel Barrière Grand Prix. The riders will give their very best to shine, since the winner will be generously rewarded.

Complete results on https://www.worldsporttiming.com/results/jumping-international-de-dinard-2018-199/schedule.html.

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Véronique GAUTHIER / Agence Consulis
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Lucy Deslauriers Wins Again in Bromont

Lucy Deslauriers & Kaspara. Credit Tom von kap-Herr.

Bromont, August 2, 2018 – American rider Lucy Deslauriers has once again taken victory at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park with Kaspara in the FEI opening event in the second week of the International Bromont.

A long and demanding course
Course designer Michel Vaillancourt offered a long and demanding course for this opening event: with 13 obstacles for 16 efforts, including a double and a triple combination, athletes had to be precise when approaching the obstacles.

The slalom course covered a long distance and forced the athletes to play on the amplitude of the stride while manoeuvring with skills all turns to for optimal impulsion and balance of the horse. Of the 35 rider-horse pairs registered, twelve qualified for the jump-off, including Canadian Lisa Carlsen, Julia Madigan, Susan Horn, and Mac Cone, American Jennifer Kocher, Leslie Howard, Catherine Tyree, and Lucy Deslauriers, as well as Cormac Hanley (IRL), Fernando Martinez Sommer (MEX), and Maria Victoria Perez (PUR).

First out on the jump-off course, Catherine Tyree and Catungee clock in the time to beat in the second round with a double clear in 37.68 seconds. Nobody seems able to equal them. Cormac Hanley with Copain Z tries to cut the distance going to the 15th obstacle and while getting a better time, a bar on the ground puts them behind Lisa Carlsen/Malbec, Julia Madigan/Farfelu du Printemps, & Mac Cone/Zaia di San Giovanni

In it to win it
Last on the course with Kaspara, a Swedish half-blood mare, young rider Lucy Deslauriers, 19 years old and twice a winner last week at the International Bromont with her other mount Hester, fights for victory. Lucy Deslauriers shows how well she masters the sport and takes advantage of Kaspara’s (Hip Hop x Siden) qualities, a very fast and agile mare, executing a double clear round in a record time of 35.37 seconds, thus ensuring a third consecutive victory in the international events of the Bromont competitions.

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.