Bromont, July 28, 2019 – Canadian Ali Ramsay (CAN) and her mount Lutz won their first Grand Prix together yesterday at the International Bromont CSI 3*, on a magnificent court, despite weather conditions.
Due to a thunderstorm, the $105,600 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.
The course designed by Leopoldo Palacios (VEN) allowed only 6 pairs to advance to the jump-off: Canadians Ali Ramsay (CAN) with Lutz and Keean White (CAN) with Corette and Tahiorn, Americans Leslie Burr-Howard (CAN) with Donna Speciale and Christine McCrea (USA) with Dali de Vy, as well as Irishman Daniel Coyle (IRL).
The first two pairs on the course, Christine McCrea (USA) & Dali de Vy and Keean White (USA) & Tahiorn both incurred 8 penalty-points over obstacles, leaving the door open for the following competitors.
Daniel Coyle (IRL) and CHS Krooze (Kroongraaf – Cruise Oak) put pressure on as his horse rushed forward and executed a clear round in the fastest time of 42.20 seconds to take over the lead. However, the Irishman would soon find out that their performance would be good enough for second place.
The following pair, Ali Ramsay (CAN) and Lutz, a 10-year-old chestnut Westphalian gelding (Lordanos x Pilot) successfully got ahead by twelve-hundredths of a second, taking over the lead for good after a flawless performance in 42.08 seconds.
Keean White (CAN) and Corette (Lupicor x Clinton) rounded out the top three as the faster of the two combinations with four time-penalties, securing bronze honors in 42.84 seconds.
An Excellent Week for Leslie Howard & Donna Speciale
Leslie Howard (USA), who won the welcome event on Thursday with Donna Speciale, and finished second at the Classic CSI 3* on Friday, took fourth place this time.
Activities Begin again Wednesday
The second and last week of International Bromont will take place from Wednesday, July 31 to Sunday, August 4, 2019. The event will culminate with the presentation of the International Bromont Grand Prix CSI 3*, offering more than $130,000 in prize money.
About International Bromont
International Bromont presents its 44th edition in the picturesque setting of the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, in the heart of the beautiful region of the Eastern Townships. For more information and details about the program, visit the web site at: www.internationalbromont.com.
International Bromont would like to thank the Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur, the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec; the town of Bromont, Assante and all its partners for their support.
About Association équestre Centaure
Association équestre Centaure is a nonprofit organization with the mission of promoting equestrian sports, particularly the classic equitation disciplines, through sports events at the regional, national and international levels. Association équestre Centaure is the only Quebec organization presenting events sanctioned by the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) in show jumping, dressage and driving.
Association équestre Centaure would like to thank its major partners, the Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec and the Town of Bromont for their support, as well as its partners Assante, Olymel, Cofina, Cascade, Volta and donors Marcel Lessard and Jacques Marchand
Results – Grand Prix CSI 3* presented by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement Supérieur
Place / Rider / Country / Horse / R1 Penalties / Jump-off Penalties / Time
1. Ali Ramsay (CAN) & Lutz – 0 – 0 / 42.08
2. Daniel Coyle (IRL) & CHS Krooze – 0 – 0 / 42.20
3. Keean White (CAN) & Corette – 0 – 4 / 42.84
4. Leslie Burr Howard (USA) & Donna Speciale – 0 – 4 / 43.20
5. Keean White (CAN) & Tahiorn – 0 – 8 / 45.90
6. Christine McCrea (USA) & Dali de Vy – 0 – 8 / 53.70
7. Jill Henselwood (CAN) & Eblesse – 1 / 86.34
8. Daniel Coyle (IRL) & Farrel – 1 / 86.79
For full results, please click here.
Source: Press release by Alexandra Hill for International Bromont
Photo: © Tom von Kapherr
Categories: CSI 3*