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Mario Deslauriers Wins Modified Grand Prix at International Bromont

Written by: Alexandra Hill
Client: Bromont
Release Date: 2016-07-24

Bromont, July 24, 2016 – On Saturday, Bromont’s favorite son, Mario Deslauriers, once again pleased the crowd by winning the Modified Grand Prix event at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park during the International Bromont CSI2*.

28 Pairs Start Out

The Modified Grand Prix event had 28 horse and rider combinations competing, including Mario Deslauriers, his daughter Lucy as well as the winner of the FEI opening event of July 22nd, American rider Andrew Kocher.

Only eight pairs made it to the jump-off, including two Canadians, Bianca Lafontaine (QC) and Keean White (On), who were joined by the U.S. contingent of Mario Deslauriers, Lucy Deslauriers, Lauren Tisbo and Andrew Kocher, who again counted three mounts in the Top 10.

A Tight Course

The course, designed by Leopoldo Palacios, comprised of 12 obstacles for 15 efforts really challenged the teams. Obstacles #6 gave the riders the option of jumping the river or taking a longer course where time made it difficult to jump the vertical.

Mario Deslauriers, a native of Bromont, positions himself on his mount Curo, as the one to beat right off the bat, clocking in the fastest time, followed closely by Andrew Kocher on Zantos II.

An exciting jump-off

First out for the jump-off was Keean White on Corette, establishing a reference time at 39.33 seconds with a clear round, but were nevertheless beaten by Andrew Kocher on Prof de la Roque.

Back on his second mount C’Havinia, Kocher went for it and had the fastest time in the jump-off, but a bar down at the second obstacle costs him the victory. Mario Deslauriers followed with Curo where he showcased his talent, executing the fastest clear round in 36.49 seconds.

Week 1 Ends Sunday

The first week of International Bromont ends Sunday with the presentation of the Québec Original Grand Prix at 2:30 p.m. The Royal Canin Challenge will take place around lunchtime.

About International Bromont

The International Bromont presents its 41st edition in the picturesque setting of the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, in the heart of the beautiful Eastern Townships region. For more information on the programming, please visit our Web site at. www.internationalbromont.org.

International Bromont would like to thank the Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche as well as the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec for their support. General admission: $10 per person and free for children 12 and under. Preferred admission: $ 25 per ticket.

 

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