Happy Monday, EN! I hope everyone enjoyed the coverage from Bromont this weekend, Canada’s biggest event drew some of the biggest names from North American eventing, and though the going was tough in spots, we really saw some pairs step into the spotlight.
Events Opening this Week:
Applewood Farm YEH/FEH & Modified Eventing (New Jersey, A-2) Event at Rebecca Farm (Montana, A-7) Horse Park of New Jersey Horse Trials II (New Jersey, A-2) Stoneleigh-Burnham Summer H.T (Massachusetts, A-1)
Will Coleman and Obos O’Reilly won the CCI 3* at Bromont yesterday, putting in one of the only double clear show jumping rounds of the day to take the title. Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High moved up from 12th after dressage to 2nd, after they added just a few time penalties on cross-country to their dressage score. [Will Coleman Wins Bromont CCI]
Phillip Dutton and Ben won the CIC 3* at Bromont, leading the field after dressage and cross-country, and adding just one rail in stadium to their final score. Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti finished second, and Lauren Keiffer and R.F. Cosima finished the weekend in third. [Phillip Dutton and Ben Win Bromont CIC]
Across the pond, William Fox Pitt and Chilli Morning won the Bramham CCI 3* for the second year running. Mark Todd and Leonidas II were second, and former Doug Payne ride Running Order were 24th, after starting the weekend in seventh after dressage. [Bramham Results]
Palace Malice won the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes with jockey Mike Smith aboard. The Todd Pletcher colt went off at 13-1 odds, and beat both Preakness winner Oxbow, and Kentucky Derby winner Orb to clinch the $1 million purse. [New York Times]
Enjoy riding around Bramham with Ben Hobday: