Sunday, July 25, 2010

The CET Medal crowns Quebec

Bromont, July 23rd – The Jumper division of the International Bromont closed with elegance this Friday with the CET (Canadian Equestrian Team) Medal, an event sanctioned by Equine Canada, the National Federation. Quebec’s rider, Anne-Sophie Millette, took top honors.

The course, designed by Mexican course designer Catalina Cruz, was challenging for the riders. « It is not height that is in play here, », according to Phillip Rozon, FEI (Fédération équestre internationale) judge « but rather precision and rhythm. Between obstacles, the riders have to execute a certain number of strides ». Watching the competition as a spectator, he makes sure that events such as the CET Medal are really appreciated by the public. Monsieur Rozon then adds: « All the great riders have initially started showing in equitation and medal classes like the CET ».

The Canadian equestrian team medal, a presentation of Burkman Capital, is an equitation event in two phases. For the first phase, 25 riders rode the over the fence course where the top twelve were called back for the second phase, which is a flat class.

Time is not what determines the winner; he or she must also follow criteria of precision, rhythm and style.

Friday July 23rd crowned our Quebec riders. Other than first place, taken by Anne-Sophie Millette on Farenheit, second place went to Vickie Robert on Lovat Scout. While third place went to Quebec’s Laurence Addison on C-T JE, fourth place was taken by Taylor Brooks, a native of Ontario, and her partner Spencer.

The International Bromont continues tomorrow and Sunday, with the Cheval Blanc Speed Derby and the World Cup qualifier events. The second week of competition will begin July 28th.

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