August 6, 2015--Sixteen-year-old Lucy Deslauriers won the opening FEI event, the Québec Original 1.50, today with Hester, at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park in the last week of the International Bromont.
Nine riders qualified their horses for the jump-off, including Daniel Bluman (COL), Leslie Howard (USA), Ali Ramsay (CAN), Elizabeth Gingras (CAN), Jill Henselwood (CAN), Quentin Judge (USA) with his two mounts, Susan Horn (CAN) as well as Lucy Deslauriers.
Course designer Anthony D'Ambrosio (USA) put the athletes to the test in the jump-off, especially with a tight turn towards the second-to-last jump, a large oxer. First in the jump-off, Columbia Daniel Bluman went for the lead, however, a small slip by his mount Conconcreto Believe, opened the door for his competitors. Quentin Judge on HH Copin van de Broy, second pair in the jump-off, established the time to beat at 37.25 seconds. Judge took the lead again a few rounds later, this time on HH Memphis, with a clear effort in 35.83 seconds. Eighth on the course, Coup de Chance, ridden by Elizabeth Gingras, took the lead with less than 0.26.
The Deslauriers rule in Bromont
Lucy Deslauriers and Hester were the last out for the jump-off: with nothing to lose, the pair went for the win. "I am extremely proud of Lucy", said Roger Deslauriers, moved to see his grand-daughter win in Bromnt. "With Hester, she has had a great season so far, and it is a pleasure to see her perform here, in Bromont". With a clear round and a little more than one second difference with their closest competitor, Lucy Deslauriers and Hester won the first FEI event of this week.
Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League starts in Bromont
Riders will have another chance to chase Longines World Ranking points on August 7, 2015 in the FEI Assante 1m50 class in order to participate Sunday, in the last Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League.
LIVE - Bromont - Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping - FEI Welcome Qualifier
International Bromont invites you to see the Bromont - Longines FEI World Cup™Jumping - FEI Welcome Qualifier live streaming. Tune in to watch - we will offer free live streaming of the FEI classes all weekend at http://practicalhorsemanmag.com/longines-fei-world-cup-nal-live-stream
The equestrian fans wil be able to follow online the Bromont - Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League on Sunday August 9, starting at 2h30p.m. on FEITV.
About International Bromont
International Bromont presents its fortieth anniversary edition, at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park August 5 to 9, 2015. 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, free for children younger than 12 years-old. Preferred admission: $25 per ticket.
Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League
A total of 14 athletes from the new North American league will qualify for next year's prestigious Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final, which will take place in Gothenburg (SWE) on 23-28 March 2016.
The top seven athletes from the East Coast US, top three from West Coast US, and the two best-placed athletes from Canada and Mexico, will qualify for next year's Final, alongside winners of 13 other leagues around the world.
Longines, the FEI's Top Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the FEI, has a long equestrian sports tradition: www.fei.org/hub/longines/longines-equestrian-sports.
Results - FEI Québéc Original 1m50
Lucy Deslauriers (USA) / Hester 0-0, 34.49
Elizabeth Gingras (CAN) / Coup de Chance 0-0, 35.57
Quentin Judge (USA) / HH Memphis 0-0, 35.83
Quentin Judge (USA) / HH Copin van de Broy 0-0, 37.25
Leslie Howard (USA) / Gentille van Spieveld 0-0, 37.32
Liubov Kochetova (RUS) / Urus 2 0-0, 40.45
Susan Horn (CAN) / Lilly Fee 0-0, 40.72
Jill Henselwood (CAN) / Quidam Blue 0-4, 36.13