All but one of the 88 horses presented for inspection to the ground juries at the MARS Bromont CCI Wednesday will move forward to the dressage phase of competition taking place Thursday and Friday at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park.

A man holding a grey horse.

American Olympian Phillip Dutton with Azure, competing in the CCI4*-L division at the MARS Bromont CCI June 8-11. (Cealy Tetley photo)

CCI4*-L, CCI3*-L and CCI2*-L competitors, including U25 sections of the 2* and 3*, presented their horses for evaluation to the international veterinary and ground jury panel for soundness and being fit to compete.

In the U252*-L, Canada’s Murphy’s Got Charm ridden by Kelly Belanger was held for re-inspection, at which point she chose to withdraw. In the CCI3*-L, Sommersby ridden by Jenny Caras (USA) were held, and were accepted upon re-presenting.

93 horse-and-rider combinations will begin competition, as the CCI4*-S horses are not inspected until Sunday morning.

For the MARS Bromont CCI 2023, the opening phase, dressage, will be held over Thursday/Friday. The exciting and spectator-friendly cross-country will take place Saturday and the event will conclude Sunday with the show jumping phase, to determine the overall winners. Daily general admission is free with parking $15/car.

The MARS Bromont Rising U25 grant program administered by the USEA Foundation held the first of their educational sessions Wednesday morning. Presenters included course designer Derek DiGrazia, a “centre line workshop” with 5* judge Cara Whitham, discussion on social license with Dr. Yves Rossier DVM as well as German Olympian and guest coach Bettina Hoy. Hoy will also be coaching the young athletes on dressage days as well as providing course-walks for cross-country and show jumping.

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