Sunday, July 25, 2010

The first weekend of the International Bromont: a strong start!



Bromont, July 22nd – On the eve of the first weekend of the International Bromont,
athletes and horses are getting ready for the long awaited events of the Talent Squad
Jump Canada Series: the Open Jumper 1.50M, the CET Medal, the Cheval Blanc Speed
Derby and the Bonjour Québec.com World Cup qualifier.

The opening buzzer has sounded: as of Wednesday July 21st, the competitions have started. Still,
the weekend events are the highlights of the International Bromont : events of national and
international levels, they feature our best riders.

On Friday July 23rd, in the International ring, we are looking forward to see the up and coming
riders in an event of the Talent Squad Jump Canada Series sanctioned by Equine Canada, the
National Equestrian Federation.
At 3h30, the Open Jumper 1.50M, an FEI event presented by Bobcat, will dazzle before leaving the
stage to the CET (Canadian Equestrian Team) Medal, a presentation of Burkman Capital. In this
division, an equitation class, the riders are judged on their style and position as well as their ability
and control of their horse.

Saturday July 24th, the Cheval Blanc Speed Derby will fire up the site at 3h30. An endurance event,
the Derby will take the riders from ring to ring, through the stands and the mountains. A course
where speed is of the essence and the clock has to be beaten.

Following the Derby, the non-profit organization Just World, invites spectators and riders to
participate in a show jumping contest without horses. Courses for young and old, height and
endurance events, the horseless show jumping event allows Just World to raise funds used to train
volunteers who will bring humanitarian help in education, health and the respect of human rights.

The first weekend of the International Bromont will close its Hunter ring, with the Aubert Brillant
Medal, the Jump Canada Medal as well as the inevitable “Classique de Chasse”, an elimination
event where all the non-professional divisions compete.

The Jumper ring will close on July 25th with the Bonjour Québec.com event, a qualifier for the 2011
World Cup, to be held in Las Vegas. It is an FEI sanctioned event where all the best riders
participate.

You do not need to be an equestrian expert to appreciate the competitions at the International
Bromont:

According to Jean L’italien, event ambassador: « The International Bromont is a great introduction
to the equestrian sport» and as he concluded: « it is not necessary to be a pro to appreciate the
beauty of the competition».

The International Bromont is on from July 21st to July 25th and July 28th to August 1, 2010.
Celebrating its 35th edition, the International Bromont is the most important horse show in Eastern
Canada.

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