Argentinian rider Tomas Yofre and Fantasy prevailed as winners of the Modified Grand Prix at the International Bromont. 32 rider-horse pairs competed on a course designed by FEI4* Anthony d’Ambrosio (USA) comprised of 13 obstacles for 16 efforts, including three double combinations. The broken lines also gave riders many options and flexibility with planning their strides.
Only five pairs will make it to the jump-off: Maria Victoria Perez (PUR) & Sweet Tricia, Jordan Coyle (IRL) & Mojo TSP, Samantha Kasowitz (USA) & Charlie, Nicholas Dello Joio (USA) & Dubai as well as Tomas Yofre (ARG) & Fantasy.
Yofre and Fantasy were the fastest in the first round, and were first out in the jump-off, and prevailed right from the start: with a double clear in 33.38 seconds, they are the pair to beat.
End of the first week of competition
The International Bromont will end its first week of competition with the presentation of the Quebec Original Grand Prix at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. The always popular Canine-Equine Challenge will also be presented before noon.
Results – Modified Grand Prix
1. Tomas Yofre (ARG) / Fantasy 0-0, 33.38
2. Samantha Kasowitz (USA) / Charlie 0-0, 34.99
3. Victoria Maria Perez (PUR) / Sweet Tricia 0-4, 33.85
4. Nicholas Dello Joio (USA) / Dubai 0-4, 35.22
5. Jordan Coyle (IRL) / Mojo TSP 0-EL
6. Cormac Hanley (IRL) / Captain Caruso 1, 77.01
7. Conor Swail (IRL) / Koss van Heiste 1, 78.76
8. Christine McCrea (USA) / Jarcobond van Den Oude Eik 4, 73.77
9. Stella Manship (USA) / Liismeen Ludam 4, 74.52
10. Jonathan McCrea (USA) / Fantasy BB 4, 75.04
Triple success for Isabelle Lapierre in the Hunter Derby
Rider Isabelle Lapierre dominated the Hunter Derby at the International Bromont, taking the first three places on her mounts: Excellent Balou, Cassidy and Carrera S.
22 rider-horse pairs competed on a course designed by Streett Moore of Maryland, including Lapierre, who actually won the event last year. Judge by Judith Covert (Nova Scotia) and Ron Smith (Pennsylvania), participants performed on a grass ring, used especially for this class.
Results – International Bromont Hunter Derby
1. Isabelle Lapierre / Excellent Balou
2. Isabelle Lapierre / Cassidy
3. Isabelle Lapierre / Carrera S
4. Lindsay Bradshaw / Iceburg
5. Laurie Bucci / Harry Styles
6. Jesse Dejordy Butler / Enjoy Life C
7. Margot Clarke-Smith / Lamaze OBF
8. Billie Derouet / Donatello