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Jordan MacPherson & Piccobello du Val de Geer (20 juillet) Credit Normand St-Jacques

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International Bromont: a Canadian revenge in the 1.50m

Written by: Courtesy of Client
Client: Bromont
Release Date: 2012-07-25

Bromont, July 20, 2012 – Canadian riders dominated the CSI3* 1m50 event of the International Bromont today, July 20, at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, winning the first 6 places of this FEI event.

A battle to the end
\"It was an exciting event\", indicates show manager Roger Deslauriers,\"with seven horse/rider teams in the jump off, out of 28 participants, we had to wonder who would win it\". The first out on the course, Vanessa Paschini, opts for prudence and finishes with a clear round in 41.40 seconds. The second rider, Jordan MacPherson, thumps her with a time of 38.61 seconds, in a clear round. The following three riders, Mac Cone, Candice King and Lauren Hunkin will vie unsuccessfully to take first place. St-Lazare rider Angela Covert-Lawrence goes out with an excellent start on Utan; steady through the fences she jumps over the last obstacle in a time of 38.88 seconds taking second place outright. Last rider on the course, 17 year-old Ben Asselin flies out on Lolita, and with a full-speed course takes over second place, moving Angela Covert to third.

The Top 8 of the FEI event today was completed with Vanessa Paschini and Neolisto Van Het Mierenhof (4th place), Christian Sorensen and Bobby (5th place), Lauren Hunkin and Larry 0146 (6th place) , Candice King et Campbell VDL (7th place), the lone American, and Mac Cone and Amor van de Rostal (8th place).

Following the FEI 1m50, riders in the Canadian Equestrian Team Medal (CET) took over in the ring with an event in two phases, both over fence and on the flat. Participants, all 21 years-old or under, vie to qualify to the CET Medal final held at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair. Young West Bolton rider, Christina MacDougall, took second place.

International Bromont promises an unforgettable 2012 edition with five FEI events, the return of the Royal Canin Challenge on both Sundays, as well as its Speed Derby on Saturday July 21st. For more details on the programme, visit our Internet site at

The International Bromont, a Hunter and Jumper competition, presents its thirty-seventh edition at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, from July 18 to 22, and July 25 to 29, 2012. International Bromont would like to thank the Ministère de l’Éducation du Loisir et du Sport and the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec for their support. Admission is $10 per person and free for children under 12 years-old.

1st Jordan MacPherson/Piccobello du Val de Geer 0-0, 38.61
2nd Ben Asselin / Lolita 0-0, 38.78
3rd Angela Covert-Lawrence / Utan 0-0, 38.88
4th Vanessa Paschini / Neolisto Van Het Mierenhof 0-0, 41.61
5th Christian Sorenson / Bobby 0-4, 36.44
6th Lauren Hunkin / Larry 0416 0-8, 42.27
7th Candice King / Campbell VDL 0 - Fall
8th Mac Cone / Amor Van de Rostal

International Bromont, a leader in Hunter/Jumper events, offers two weeks of competitions from July 18th to 22nd and July 25th to 29th 2012 and, as for the last 37 years, this event will take place in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, a short distance from the Vermont border. It is the biggest horseshow in Eastern Canada with a total prize money of over $450 000 and one of five major Canadian events on the World Cup circuit. International Bromont would like to thank the Ministère de l’Éducation du Loisir et du Sport and the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec for their support.

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