CSI 3*

Lucy Deslauriers & Hester Go Lightning Fast to Win Quebec Original Grand Prix CSI 3* at International Bromont

2018. Bromont CSI 3 GP Lucy Deslauriers & Hester Tom von kap-Herr

Bromont, July 29, 2018 – American rider Lucy Deslauriers (USA) and her mount Hester prevailed again in the standing of the Quebec Original Grand Prix CSI 3* during the International Bromont at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park in Bromont, Province of Quebec, Canada.

A course for Achievers
The course, designed by Anthony d’Ambrosio (USA), was the perfect ending for this first week of CSI3* competitions of the International Bromont. With 13 obstacles for 16 efforts, the course was long, technical; and demanding with its multiple broken lines, sharp angles, triple combination and two tight half-turns. No distractions allowed for the athletes.

Of the 34 rider-horse pairs participating, nine made it to the jump-off round, including Canadian Julia Madigan, Susan Horn, Keean White and Mario Deslauriers, American Christine McCrea and Lucy Deslauriers as well as Irishmen Conor Swail, Michael Hutchinson & the winner of Thursday’s opening event, Captain Brian Cournane.

First out on the jump-off course, Hutchison (USA) & Catango set the time to beat with a double clear in 38.83 seconds. Susan Horn (CAN) and Balintore, 5th in the jump-off round, come out for the victory. They execute the course with brio and take a particularly abrupt turn after landing the next-to-last obstacle before galloping at full speed towards the final oxer to take the lead with a time of 38.38 seconds. Lucy Deslauriers (USA), who won with Hester (Wandor van de Mispelaere x Palestro van de Begijnakker) the FEI Classic on July 27, start following countrywoman Christine McCrea (USA). With Hester, they overcome every difficulty on the course, using their combined talents by taking advantage stride by stride: with a lead of almost 4 seconds over their closest competitors, Lucy Deslauriers (USA) and Hester are assured of the victory.

Events to continue on Wednesday
The International Bromont will begin its second week of competitions from August 1 to August 5, 2018. International events will be presented Thursday, Friday and Sunday, August 2, 3 and 5, 2018.

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.

International Bromont would like to thank the Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur, the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec and the town of Bromont for their support.

Results – Quebec Original Grand Prix CSI 3*

Résultats – Grand Prix Québec Original CSI3*

1) Lucy Deslauriers (USA) & Hester 0-0, 34.85

2) Susan Horn (CAN) & Balintore 0-0, 38.38

3) Conor Swail (IRL) & Domino van de Valhoeve 0-0, 38.63

4) Michael Hutchinson (IRL) & Catango 0-0, 38.83

5) Captain Brian Cournane (IRL) & Dino 0-0, 40.03

6) Keean White (CAN) & For Freedom Z 0-0, 40.05

7) Mario Deslauriers (CAN) & Bardolina 2 0-4, 38.58

8) Julia Madigan (CAN) & Farfelu du Printemps 0-4, 40.24

9) Christine McCrea (USA) & Nektarina B 0-8, 39.21

10) François Lamontagne (CAN) & Chanel du Calvaire 1, 84.13

Source: Press Release by International Bromont

Photo: © Tom von kap-Herr