Bromont, Quebec, Canada – July 26, 2019 – Irishman Michael Hutchinson (IRL) with Nektarina B got ahead of Leslie Howard (USA) and Donna Speciale in the second FEI sanctioned event at the 44th edition of International Bromont, the $36,100 Open Classic CSI 3*, held last Friday at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park in Bromont, Province of Quebec, Canada.
Only five pairs qualified for the second round of the event on a course designed by Leopoldo Palacios (VEN). With 12 obstacles for 15 efforts, including a triple combination at the end, the course presented interesting technical challenges.
The last line of the course, back to the entrance gate with a triple combination followed by a narrow vertical in front of the stone, was particularly difficult for the athletes. In fact, the short approach following a tight turn, combined with finding the right distance, required a solid partnership between rider and horse. First to execute a clear round, Canadian Ali Ramsay (CAN) was joined for the jump-off by Leslie Burr Howard (USA), winner of the opening event yesterday, her two horses, Israel’s Alberto Michan (ISR), as well as Irishman Michael Hutchinson (IRL).
Back for the second round with Casino , Ali Ramsay (CAN) executes a double clear in a respectable time of 43.44 seconds. Second in the ring, Leslie Burr Howard changes the equation executing a second perfect round with Donna Speciale (Cavalier x Concorde), stopping the timers final timers in 41.68 seconds, thus putting pressure on the following competitors. Their performance would be good enough for second place honors.
Alberto Michan (ISR) and El Pacho (Cardento 933 x Goodtimes) went for broke, but couldn’t beat Howard, eventually finishing third after a double clear and a jump-off time of 41.68 seconds.
Michael Hutchinson (IRL) then comes in the ring with Nektarina B, a 14-year-old Holsteiner mare (Nekton x Lancer II), owned by Candy Tribble. Right away, they started at an infernal pace enjoying each hundred of a second gained, getting close to the time to be beaten, stopping the timers in just 41.22 seconds for the definite lead of the contest.
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: au www.internationalbromont.org.
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 – Bromont Open Classic CSI 3* presented by the Ministère de L’Éducation et de L’Enseignement Supérieur
1. Michael Hutchinson (IRL) & Nektarina B – 0 – 0 / 41.22
2. Leslie Burr-Howard (USA) & Donna Speciale – 0 – 0 / 41.68
3. Alberto Michan (ISR) & El Pacho – 0 – 0 / 42.03
4. Ali Ramsay (CAN) & Casino – 0 – 0 / 43.44
5. Leslie Burr-Howard (USA) & Quadam 0 – DNF
6. Luciana Roberta Gonzalez Guerra (MEX) & Star Light – 1 / 80.79
7. Andrew Kocher (USA) & Coldplay 31 – 4 / 77.14
8. Andrew Kocher (USA) & Chacanntus – 4 – 77.26
For full results, please click here.
Source: Press release by Alexandra Hill for International Bromont
Photo: © Tom von Kapherr
Categories: CSI 3*