Bromont Horse Trials once again welcomes MARS EQUESTRIAN™ as title sponsor of the MARS Bromont CCI4* taking place June 8-11, 2023 in Bromont, Quebec.

“We are honored MARS EQUESTRIAN has chosen to continue its support of Bromont and international eventing for another season,” said event organizer Sue Ockendon. “Being a Pan American Games year and heading into an Olympic year, our competitions will be vital to the plans of North American competitors and team selectors. Having the ongoing support of MARS EQUESTRIAN allows us to continue improving the event and offer increased prize money to our competitors.”

Widely considered one of the most prestigious three-day events in North America, and the only Canadian event offering CCI4*-L and CCI4*-S divisions, athletes will compete for $25,000 in prize money and awards offered by the generous sponsors of the MARS Bromont Three Day Event.

“We are thrilled to continue our support of the Bromont Horse Trials and eventing in North America” said Bridgett McIntosh, PhD, Director of MARS EQUESTRIAN “Through this partnership we can continue to share Mars, Incorporated’s diverse portfolio of Confectionary, Petcare, Horsecare and Veterinary products and services to an international audience.”

CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L and CCI2*-L divisions will be offered at this year’s June event as well as U25 sections in both two- and three-star levels. Renowned course designer Derek DiGrazia (USA), course designer for the Tokyo Olympics and some of the biggest three-day events in the world, will be back at Bromont for 2023, to design the courses set amid the challenging terrain, with the help of Canada’s Jay Hambly.

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~ with files from Michelle Dunn/MARS Bromont media


2022 Burghley winners Piggy March and Vanir Kamira.

2022 Burghley winners Piggy March and Vanir Kamira. (Defender Burghley/Peter Nixon photo)

First Prize at Defender Burghley Richest in Eventing

The first prize at the Defender Burghley Horse Trials, August 31 to September 3, 2023, will be the richest in eventing at £110,000 ($135,444 USD).

Defender Burghley is the autumn highlight of the British equestrian calendar and is one of only seven three-day events around the globe to be classified as CCI5*. Event Director Martyn Johnson said, “We always aspire to raise the bar at Defender Burghley. As a top-class sporting occasion and to reward our athletes and owners for winning the most prestigious and challenging three-day event in the world, we feel it appropriate to offer the most valuable prize in the sport.”

Internationally-acclaimed course designer Derek di Grazia (USA) is in his second year at the helm creating Defender Burghley’s unique and thrilling cross-country track. He visited the site twice over the winter and is currently finalizing his designs for 2023, promising a subtle twist to the course.

Established in 1961 and held in the magnificent Burghley Park outside Stamford in Lincolnshire, Defender Burghley Horse Trials is part of the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing.

More information here.

~ with files from Burghley media