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Bromont International Driving: James Fairclough Continues to Lead FEI2* Horse Four-In-Hand Division

Written by: Alexandra Hill
Client: Bromont
Release Date: 2015-06-21

Bromont, June 21, 2015 – American driver James Fairclough is still leading the FEI2* Horse Four-In-Hand Division after the marathon phase at the Bromont International Driving, held June 19 to 21, 2015.

After the dressage phase on Friday, James Fairclough was in first place with a total of 55.21 penalty points, ahead of Kentucky’s Misdee Wrigley-Miller, who incurred a total of 57.78 penalty points. The spread widened Saturday with the marathon phase as James Fairclough maintained his lead with a cumulative score of 151.45 penalty points ahead of Misdee Wrigley-Miller (186.07 points) and Canada’s Darryl Billings (209.05 points).

In the FEI2* Horse Pairs and FEI2* Horse Single divisions, after the dressage phase, the leaders, Chet Halka and Sue Weirback respectively, remain ahead of the provisional classification list.

Quebec’s drivers gave nice performances in the intermediate and preliminary Horse Single divisions. While the Americans held the first five places on the provisional classification list, the marathon phase gave Quebec’s Denis Martin a chance to climb up to fourth place with a cumulative of 125.73 penalty points. Driver Barbara Chapman (MI), with 102.48 penalty points, slides in second place on the provisional classification list behind Nifty Hamilton (FL) who leads with only 102.01 penalty points.

In the Preliminary Division, Quebec’s Gaëtan Gauvin, who was in second place after the dressage phase, takes the division lead with 113.48 penalty points followed by drivers Réal Laroche (QC) and Mark Borkoski (CT).

The competition ends today, Sunday June 21, with the cones obstacle course. All results are available at:

Bromont International Driving presents its 14th edition June 19 to 21, 2015: drivers have to compete successfully in three different phases: dressage, marathon and obstacle course. Each phase is meant to test different qualities of competing teams. The International Driving is happy to invite all horse lovers to come and witness the drivers’ abilities, whether they are driving single, in pairs or in the spectacular four-in- hand harness.

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