Bromont, Quebec, Canada – August 2, 2019 – Kevin Babbington (IRL) and Shorapur won the Assante Classic CSI 3* yesterday during the 2019 International Bromont at the Olympic Equestrian Park in Bromont, Province of Quebec, Canada.
A Few Chosen Ones
Course designer Michel Vaillancourt did not make it easy for the athletes on a course sanctioned by the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI). With only 81 seconds allowed, this course with 13 obstacles for 16 efforts, including three double combinations, beat a lot of pairs. The play on distances, especially inside the combinations, combined with the height of the obstacles resulted in many faults over fences. In the end, 6 pairs succeeded in avoiding penalties, but one time-penalty prevented Jill Henselwood & Eblesse as well as Hyde Moffat (CAN) & Gisborne VDL from advancing to the second round.
Final of 4
Christine McCrea (USA) was the first rider to execute a clear round in the first phase with Jarcobond van den Oude Eik, comes in the jump-off going for a double clear. The goal was reached in 40.37 seconds, leaving enough margin for the remaining combinations in the running. They would eventually finish in third place with that mark.
Kevin Babington (IRL) and Shorapur executed their jump-off performance with confidence, and their steady pace paid off, as they finish with a clear round in just under 35.15 seconds to clinch the victory.
Jonathan McCrea (USA) and Aristoteles V earned silver honors backed by a clean scorecard and a final time of 37.67 seconds.
Just two ays of Competitions Left
The 44th edition of the International Bromont will ends tomorrow. The competition will end on Sunday with the presentation of the U25 Grand Prix, the Canine Equine Challenge, as well as the long-awaited Grand Prix CSI 3*.
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.
Results – Assante Classic CSI 3*
1. Kevin Babington (IRL) & Shorapur – 0 / 0 – 35.15
2. Jonathan McCrea (USA) & Aristoteles V – 0 / 0 – 37.67
3. Christine McCrea (USA) & Jarcobond Van Den Oude Eik – 0 / 0 – 40.37
4. Andrew Kocher (USA) & Chacanntus – 0 / DNF
5. Jill Henselwood (CAN) & Eblesse – 1 – 82.46
6. Hyde Moffat (CAN) & Gisborne VDL – 1 – 82.83
7. Alexanne Thibault (CAN) & Chacco Prime – 4 – 74.67
8. Keean White (CAN) & Tahiorn – 4 – 76.66
9. Andrew Kocher (USA) & Cosmona – 4 – 77.34
10. Lindsay Douglass (CAN) & Butterfly – 4 – 79.59
10. Julia Madigan (CAN) & Dee Jee – 4 – 79.59
Source: Press release by Alexandra Hill for International Bromont
Photo: © Tom von Kapherr
Categories: CSI 3*