It’s a spectacular day here here at Jaguar Land Rover Bromont International, all ice-blue skies and cotton-candy clouds and chinchillas sunning themselves on hillsides. The riders are scrubbing up in the barns, readying themselves for the 3 o’clock jog, and officials are bustling about in preparation for kick-off.
Bromont is a destination event for many of this week’s competitors, several of whom have trekked across the country to get here. Nestled in the lush green mountains of Quebec a little over an hour away from Montreal, the event is renowned for its beautiful courses, excellent footing and sexy French accents.
Keep it locked on Eventing Nation for updates on all the action throughout the week. We’re looking at 45 horses in the CCI1*, 24 in the CCI2* and 25 in the CCI3* (check out Kate’s preview here). Lots of riders are looking for redemption in the CCI3*.
There’s also a small but exciting CIC3* division — the three competitors are Meghan Perry and Nicos, who are relatively new to the level and coming off a 13th-place finish at Jersey Fresh; Jessie Phoenix and Pavarotti, with whom she finished 10th at Blenheim last year; and a bum-legged Lynn Symansky and Donner, who’ll be looking to knock some socks off this weekend to stay in the hunt for WEG.