Andrew Ramsay Wins Québec Original Open Welcome at International Bromont - Expert how-to for English Riders

Andrew Ramsay Wins Québec Original Open Welcome at International Bromont

American rider Andrew Ramsay wins the FEI Québec Original Open Welcome in the lead-up to the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Bromont
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Bromont, Quebec - July 29, 2016 - The last week of the International Bromont continued with the victory of American rider Andrew Ramsay on Stranger, in the FEI Québec Original Open Welcome on Thursday, July 28, 2016

An Excellent Opening Event
Spectators and riders at the International Bromont were treated to an exciting event designed with brio by Olympic course designer Guilherme Jorge. Although the course was not easy, time was not a factor in the first round, which allowed 15 riders to take part in the jump-off.

Thirty-Six Starters

In total, 36 rider-horse pairs took the course including Andrew Kocher, winner of the FEI Open Welcome of July 22 at International Bromont, as well as Lucy Deslauriers, who won the Grand prix with Hester on Sunday July 24.

Andrew Ramsay and Stranger win the Québec Original Open Welcome at International Bromont | Photo credit: Tom von kap Herr

Andrew Ramsay and Stranger win the Québec Original Open Welcome at International Bromont | Photo credit: Tom von kap Herr

Six Countries in the Mix
There are six countries represented in the Welcome Stake including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Ireland and Russia.

An American Triple
The jump-off was a certainty as early as Ljibov Kochetova (RUS) on Balou du Reventon and Andrew Kocher (USA) on Uppie de Lis both executed a clear first round. They would be joined by Ali Wolff (USA), Todd Minikus (USA), Lucy Deslauriers (USA), Alison Robitaille (USA), Lauren Tisbo (USA), Laurie Bucci (CAN). Andrew Kocher, who stood out as a very fast competitor in the first week of the International Bromont tries to establish the reference time, but a fallen bar prevented him from taking the lead. The quickest round in the jump-off was executed by Todd Minikus, in only 40.57 seconds; however, a bar down at the last obstacle put him in fifth place.

Americans dominated this Québec Orignial opening event, taking the first three places on the podium: Andrew Ramsay / Stranger, Andrew Welles / Brindis Bogibo as well as Ali Wolff / Caya, respectively.

A Special Guest

International Bromont acknowledged the presence of George Morris, who was there to witness his young protégé, Andrew Ramsay, claim the victory.

About International Bromont

The International Bromont presents its 41st edition in the picturesque setting of the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, in the heart of the beautiful Eastern Townships region. For more information on the programming, please visit our Web site at www.internationalbromont.org.

International Bromont would like to thank the Ministère de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche as well as the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec for their support. General admission: $10 per person and free for children 12 and under. Preferred admission: $ 25 per ticket.

2016 INTERNATIONAL BROMONT FAST FACTS
What:
$110,000 CAD International Bromont CSI 2*
$84 085 CAD International Bromont I GOLD
$170,000 USD International Bromont CSI 3*-W Longines FEI World Cup™
$79 585 CAD International Bromont II GOLD

When:
July 20 to 24, 2016
July 27 to 31, 2016

Where:
Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, 450 chemin de Gaspé, Bromont, Québec, J2L 2P4

Highlights:
Friday July 22, 2016 - $35,000 CAD Open Welcome Class CSI 2* Table A with a jump-off
Saturday July 23, 2016 - $15,000 CAD Modified Grand Prix Table A with a jump-off
Saturday July 23, 2016 - $7,500 CAD Gambler's Choice. Art. 270.11
Saturday July 23, 2016 - $5,000 CAD Hunter Derby
Sunday July 24 - $5,000 CAD Royal Canin Challenge
Sunday July 24 - $75,000 CAD Bromont Grand Prix CSI 2*, Table A with a jump-off
Thursday, July 28 - $35,000 USD Open Welcome CSI 3* Table A with a jump-off
Friday, July 29 - $35,000 USD FEI Classic CSI 3* Table A with a jump-off
Friday, July 29 - $15,000 CAD Modified Grand Prix, Table A with a jump-off
Friday, July 29 - $10,000 CAD Team Cup
Sunday July 31 - $5,000 CAD Royal Canine Challenge
Sunday July 31 - $100,000 USD Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Bromont

Tickets:
$10 per person, free for children 12 and under

VIP Tables:
Tables seating four or six or eight
For reservations call Kristel Glockner (450) 534-0787 or email glockner@internationalbromont.org

Parking:
Available on the grounds

Directions:
Visitors
From Highway 10, take exit 78 (Bromont), follow Boulevard de Bromont, turn right on Shefford Street, turn left on Chemin de Gaspé. Follow Chemin de Gaspé for 5 km.
Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park is on the right

With Horses Trailers
From Highway 10, take exit 74 (Bromont), follow Pierre Laporte, turn left on Chemin de Granby, which become Chemin des Carrières. Turn Right on Chemin de Gaspé.
Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park is on the right

Sponsorship Opportunities:
The International Bromont is a non-for-profit organization. All profits are invested in equestrian activities, Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park venue and grassroots development. Supporting the International Bromont makes you enjoy two weeks of great CSI competitions with the Quebec friendly sense of hospitality, while achieving your marketing objectives and gaining visibility.
Roger Deslauriers - 450-534-0787 rdeslauriers@internationalbromont.org
Alexandra Hill - 450-534-0787 alexandra@internationalbromont.org

Information, Advertising Opportunities & Media:
Alexandra Hill - 450-534-0787 alexandra@internationalbromont.org

Hotels:
A list of accommodations is available online at www.internationalbromont.org

Management:
Association équestre Centaure
450, chemin de Gaspé, CP98
Bromont, Québec, Canada J2L 1A9
Tel: 450-534-0787 Fax: 450-534-0417

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