Wednesday, July 20, 2011

International Bromont 2011: A hot start

Christina MacDougall, a young contestant at the International Bromont.
Bromont, July 20th, 2011 – On the opening day of the International Bromont, riders competed with … the heat. 

The dog-days temperature forecasted for this week are not intimidating riders. “With the heat, horses get tired faster”, says young West Bolton rider Christina MacDougall, adding, “However, I am certain my horse will perform well at the International Bromont. We had a good performance in the schooling class today and I am confident for the rest of the week”.

Despite the weather, the first day of competition went smoothly. Visitors on the site appreciated the skills of riders of all levels. Incidentally, the day ended with the first outing of the best riders, such as Mario Deslauriers, for the 1m40 event. “The 1m40 classes, in Junior Amateur or Open, often include high level riders, especially those who will compete in the Talent Squad Jump Canada Series on Friday and the FEI classes also expected to begin Friday”, explains show manager Roger Deslauriers.

This opening day also gave visitors the chance to discover our new country market. The group of eight producers offering foods as varied as ciders, cranberries and duck products will be displaying their goods every day of the International Bromont, starting at 10 a.m.

The Equus Pocus tent as well will be ready to welcome visitors. According to Sophie Chagnon, Operations Manager, “This new attraction will please adults and children alike, and promises to be on the list of not to be missed events of International Bromont 2011”.

Roger Deslauriers proudly invites you to Bromont for the 36th edition of the biggest horse show in Eastern Canada. He points out: “The International Bromont is definitively an opportunity for riders to participate in high level competitions, but also an opportunity for Quebeckers to encourage emerging riders, who get better every year, and admire high level international athletes who take advantage of one of the best equestrian sites in the country”.

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.