Bromont, Quebec – July 29, 2016 – The last week of the International Bromont continued with the victory of American rider Andrew Ramsay on Stranger, in the FEI Québec Original Open Welcome on Thursday, July 28, 2016
An Excellent Opening Event
Spectators and riders at the International Bromont were treated to an exciting event designed with brio by Olympic course designer Guilherme Jorge. Although the course was not easy, time was not a factor in the first round, which allowed 15 riders to take part in the jump-off.
|Andrew Ramsay and Stranger. Photo By Tom von kap Herr.|
In total, 36 rider-horse pairs took the course including Andrew Kocher, winner of the FEI Open Welcome of July 22 at International Bromont, as well as Lucy Deslauriers, who won the Grand prix with Hester on Sunday July 24.
Six Countries in the Mix
There are six countries represented in the Welcome Stake including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Ireland and Russia.
An American Triple
The jump-off was a certainty as early as Ljibov Kochetova (RUS) on Balou du Reventon and Andrew Kocher (USA) on Uppie de Lis both executed a clear first round. They would be joined by Ali Wolff (USA), Todd Minikus (USA), Lucy Deslauriers (USA), Alison Robitaille (USA), Lauren Tisbo (USA), Laurie Bucci (CAN). Andrew Kocher, who stood out as a very fast competitor in the first week of the International Bromont tries to establish the reference time, but a fallen bar prevented him from taking the lead. The quickest round in the jump-off was executed by Todd Minikus, in only 40.57 seconds; however, a bar down at the last obstacle put him in fifth place.
Americans dominated this Québec Orignial opening event, taking the first three places on the podium: Andrew Ramsay / Stranger, Andrew Welles / Brindis Bogibo as well as Ali Wolff / Caya, respectively.
A Special Guest
International Bromont acknowledged the presence of George Morris, who was there to witness his young protégé, Andrew Ramsay, claim the victory.
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.
2016 INTERNATIONAL BROMONT FAST FACTS
$110,000 CAD International Bromont CSI 2*
$84 085 CAD International Bromont I GOLD
$170,000 USD International Bromont CSI 3*-W Longines FEI World Cup™
$79 585 CAD International Bromont II GOLD
July 20 to 24, 2016
July 27 to 31, 2016
Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, 450 chemin de Gaspé, Bromont, Québec, J2L 2P4
Friday July 22, 2016 – $35,000 CAD Open Welcome Class CSI 2* Table A with a jump-off
Saturday July 23, 2016 – $15,000 CAD Modified Grand Prix Table A with a jump-off
Saturday July 23, 2016 – $7,500 CAD Gambler’s Choice. Art. 270.11
Saturday July 23, 2016 – $5,000 CAD Hunter Derby
Sunday July 24 – $5,000 CAD Royal Canin Challenge
Sunday July 24 – $75,000 CAD Bromont Grand Prix CSI 2*, Table A with a jump-off
Thursday, July 28 – $35,000 USD Open Welcome CSI 3* Table A with a jump-off
Friday, July 29 – $35,000 USD FEI Classic CSI 3* Table A with a jump-off
Friday, July 29 – $15,000 CAD Modified Grand Prix, Table A with a jump-off
Friday, July 29 – $10,000 CAD Team Cup
Sunday July 31 – $5,000 CAD Royal Canine Challenge
Sunday July 31 – $100,000 USD Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Bromont