Jordan Linstedt and Revitavet Capato will hold their lead overnight in the CCI3* after today’s cross country at the Pedigree Bromont CCI Three-Day Event.
Jordan and “Capato,” a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding she owns with her mother Barbara, took the lead in the division after yesterday’s dressage with a 43.2. They started on course today with little room to spare over Ryan Wood and Powell in second place with 43.8.
Despite being held on course, the pair crossed the finish just four seconds over the optimum time of 10 minutes, 2 seconds on Derek di Grazia’s course to add 1.6 time penalties for a two-day score of 44.8.
Ryan and Powell, an 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Ryan and Summit Sporthorses, started on course after Jordan and Capato and although they had a lovely clear, they added 15.6 time penalties to drop down to 12th place.
Frankie Thieriot Stutes and the Chatwin Group’s Chatwin earned their first CCI3* cross country completion, crossing the finish just two seconds over the optimum time. Frankie and the 9-year-old Oldenburg moved up from sixth to second place on 52.1 thanks to the speedy trip. (The placings for Frankie and Kylie were updated after a timing error was corrected on the official scores.)
Kylie Lyman and Joan Nichols’ Lup the Loop led the CCI3* at Bromont last year after jumping clear and inside the time on cross country. They once again went clear and fast, adding no time penalties to their dressage score of 52.2 to jump from eighth place to third. Kylie was also just three seconds over the time with her second ride, Da Vinci Code, which vaulted them from 12th place to fifth on 54.6.
Jennie Brannigan and Beth Battel’s Stella Artois added four time penalties in the mare’s first CCI3* to remain in fourth place on 53.5. Jennie also piloted Cool As Ice to a clear round with six time penalties in the mare’s debut at the level to sit ninth on 58.3. EquiRatings pointed out that Jennie now has 28 consecutive clear cross country runs at international level on her record.
Erin Sylvester and Marnie Kelly’s Campground produced the only other clear round inside the time besides Kylie and “Loopy,” coming in with the fastest round at 9 minutes, 53 seconds and improving their standing by eight placings. They head to show jumping in sixth place on 55.4.
Will Coleman and Kathleen McDermott’s Boris O’Hara were fifth after dressage on a score of 50.1 and they moved down to seventh after cross country with 6.4 time penalties added.
Boyd Martin sat eighth after dressage with last year’s CCI2* winner Bonito, owned by Steve Blauner and Nancy Hathaway. They still hold that position after cross country, adding 5.6 time penalties in the gelding’s first CCI3*. Boyd is also tied for 10th with Christine Turner’s Tsetserleg, adding 7.2 penalties to their score.
Sara Kozumplik Murphy had a stellar round with the Rubens D’Ysieux Syndicate’s Rubens D’Ysieux in their first CCI3* as a combination, jumping clear with 13.6 time penalties to add, which ties them with Boyd and Tsetserleg on 58.5.
Joe Meyer and Chantil Ruud’s up-and-coming gelding Johnny Royale has a jaw-dropping gallop and covered the ground well to finish just one second over the time in the gelding’s first go at the level, moving up from 20th after dressage to 13th.
Chris Talley and his own Unmarked Bills incurred 11 penalties for activating a frangible pin on course in their CCI3* debut and also added 10.8 time penalties to sit in 14th place.
Jessica Phoenix and Amara Hoppner’s Bogue Sound were clear with 25.2 time penalties to sit in 16th place. Jessica retired Abbey GS after incurring 20 penalties early on course, and she also unfortunately picked up a technical elimination with A Little Romance.
Tamie Smith is 16th with Kevin Baumgardner’s Wembley having one refusal and 24.8 time penalties to add. She later fell with Dempsey at a brush wedge at 13B. Tamie is OK and Dempsey was transported off grounds for further evaluation. Update: The Next Level Eventing team announced that Dempsey was transported to the University of Montreal Veterinary Hospital where is was determined he had fractured his ulna and will need surgery. Thankfully the prognosis for recovery is good.
Booli Selmayr and Jaeda also had a mandatory retirement on course. We can confirm that Booli was uninjured, and we are waiting for Bromont to release more information. Update: We are devastated to report that Jaeda collapsed and died on course. Click here for the report.
Looking to the rest of the leaderboard, Hallie Coon retired Celien after incurring 20 penalties on course. Emily Beshear also retired Silver Night Lady after a huge leap over the first of the open oxers at 12.
CCI2* cross country is underway now. Check back later today for quotes from the CCI3* press conference, as well as more coverage of the day’s action at Bromont.