By the Numbers: Bromont CCI3*

Bromont is the final big event of the spring season, with the remainder of horses who haven’t done Rolex, Jersey, or gone overseas generally taking a shot at it. Many of the horses who come here are often finishing up their first season at the Advanced and 3* level, opting to gain as much experience as they can before testing their mettle at the final CCI3*.

The front of the Bromont cross-country course. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

The Field

  • Over the past two years, the cross country completion rate has averaged at 88%, nearly 13 percent above the world-wide CCI3* rate of 75.4% since 2015. The percentage of clear cross country rounds is a whopping 73.9%, well over the world-wide rate of 59.3%.
  • Only one horse has ever broken into the thirties in dressage in the CCI3* division. Loughan Glen and Clark Montgomery scored a 39.0 en route to winning the division in 2011. No one has ever completed on a score in the thirties.
  • The last year that a winner led from start to finish was 2012, when Jonathan Holling and Downtown Harrison led after the dressage with a 46.0, then went on to win the event.

Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Dressage Divas

  • Frankie Theriot-Stutes and Chatwin are strong contenders to lead the field in dressage, having scored a career high in their last start at this level. They’ve scored between a 41.8 and a 42.1 in three of their four 3* starts, with similar or better scores in their two Advanced starts.
  • Powell and Ryan Wood are also going to be vying for the lead on day one. Although they have yet to score below a 43.6 at the 3* level, their highest score is a 48.9 in seven starts.
  • A full third of the field is expected to score in the forties, meaning scores will be tightly clustered after the first phase.

Kylie Lyman and Da Vinci Code. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Cross Country Machines

  • Erin Sylvester and Campground have a clean cross country record at the Advanced and 3* levels after a solid fall season. This pair has shown a proclivity for knocking nearly 25 seconds of time off their pace between CIC and CCI runs.
  • Ryan Wood and Powell are another pair who have shown a much quicker pace at the CCI level. Despite averaging 17.3 time penalties at the CIC3* and Advanced levels, this pair has accumulated only 2.4 time penalties at CCI runs throughout the horse’s career.
  • Da Vinci Code has only three cross country runs under his belt at this level, but he has yet to clock in a time more than 13 seconds over the optimum. With a round inside the time at his only CCI with Kylie Lyman in the irons, they finished double clear and proved they could increase the pace from CIC to CCI.

Sara Kozumplik Murphy and Rubens D’Ysieux. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Show Jumping Powerhouses

  • Sara Kozumplik-Murphy and Rubens D’Ysieux have jumped four consecutive clears in their five total international outings and have cleaned up on the unrecognized scene, winning both the Ocala Horse Properties Eventing Prix and the Devon Horse Show Eventing Showcase.
  • Kylie Lyman and Lup the Loop have clocked in seven clear rounds in nine attempts at the Advanced and 3* level. Only two rails mar their entire international record.

PREDICTED WINNER: Ryan Wood and Powell

Ryan Wood and Powell. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Keep Your Eye On:

  • Jennie Brannigan and Cool as Ice
  • Sara Kozumplik-Murphy and Rubens D’Ysieux
  • Tamie Smith and Wembley
  • Frankie Theriot-Stutes and Chatwin

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