Wednesday, July 27, 2011

International Bromont 2011: the 36th edition builds momentum

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Bromont, July 26th, 2011 – On the eve of its second week of competition, the International Bromont is working overtime in order to end its 36th edition in a blaze of glory.

“Riders are delighted with their first week”, according to show manager Roger Deslauriers, “All courses were challenging and the weather cooperated. We could not have asked for more,” concludes the man who has been behind the event since the beginning.  

New riders will join us for the second week of competition at the International Bromont, which starts on Wednesday and formally ends next Sunday, July 31st.

A show worth seeing
The International Bromont features classes for all levels in both Hunter and Jumper divisions, as well as events of international calibre. On Friday July 29th, riders will be in contention for points that will affect their world ranking, in a class at 1M50.   

On the last Sunday, July 31st, riders will compete on a course designed by Jean-Paul Lepetit in the Grand Prix at 1M60, with a total of $125,000 in prize money to share.

New attractions at the International Bromont
The International Bromont provides visitors with a variety of new attractions for its 36th edition. Not only can they enjoy outstanding competitions, but they also have the opportunity to discover local farmers at the Country Market, for the final weekend.

The ‘Marché du Terroir’, a co-op of agricultural producers from the Montérégie and the Eastern Townships, offers a nice selection of local products. “It is an attraction intended specifically for the general public”, explains Sophie Chagnon, operations manager, before adding, “Evidently, our participants also benefit from the market, but we had our visitors in mind when we initially planned it”. 

Amongst its many firsts this year, the International Bromont invites spectators to an entirely new event, the Hit and Hurry, scheduled for Saturday July 30th. In this class, riders must jump as many obstacles as possible to accumulate the highest number of points, as the clock counts down; consequently, there are no over fence or time faults. This new event will certainly be a thrill.

The International Bromont, with its novel attractions and revised programming, is eagerly awaiting visitors for two weeks of unequalled competitions in Quebec.

International Bromont, the bar is high! This 36th edition will take place at the Bromont Equestrian Olympic Park. $10 per person and free for children under 12. For more information: www.internationalbromont.org.

Source: Alexandra Hill, Communications International Bromont communications@internationalbromont.org  
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