Bonjour, Bromont! Notes from the First Horse Inspection

Jessica Phoenix and Dr. Sheldon Cooper, representing Canada at the Bromont CCI3*. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Ah, Bromont. From the mountain views to the quaint downtown to good food (yes, poutine!) and friendly atmosphere, the MARS Incorporated Bromont CCI Three Day Event in Bromont, Quebec, Canada is a special destination.

This year I managed not to get lost on backroads with nothing but French road signs to guide me and swooped into town just in time for the first horse inspection which saw all horses presented in the CCI*, CCI2* and CCI3* pass with little drama.

All 19 CCI3* horses were accepted with no holds, although the ground jury did ask Lynn Symansky and Under Suspection to jog twice. The CCI3* and CIC2* horses will have an extra day to settle in before dressage on Friday. In the CCI2*, 32 horses were presented and passed with flying colors.

In the 45-horse CCI* division, three horses were held but accepted on reinspection: Bruce Lamb’s Gamble, Jessica Ruppel’s Hippique Abu, and Nikki Negrea’s Liberty. The CCI* along with the CCI2* will kick off the competition tomorrow  at 9:00 a.m. EST.

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