Monday, May 21, 2012

Dressage@Bromont: the momentum continues for junior riders

Naima Moreira and Tolando. Credit: Hervé Bolduc.

Bromont, May 20, 2012 – There was a slight turn of events in the Junior FEI competition today as the leading duo of Laurence Blais-Tétrault and Pissaro gave up first place to Montreal rider Naima Moreira and her partner Tolando, a ten year-old Dutch Warmblood.

A successful performance
Although Naima and her mount had the advantage today with a cumulative score of 70.537%, Laurence Blais-Tétrault is still leading the division after taking second and third place in today’s event with Lowelas and Pissaro, respectively.

Both riders, who trained under the guidance of Caroline Pepin and Albrecht Heidemann at Les écuries du ruisseau on the South shore, are moving closer to their goal: participate in the 2012 North American Junior and Young Riders Championships (NAJYRC) in Kentucky in the fall.  

Young Riders: a first place for Mathilde Blais-Tétrault
The young woman from Montreal leads in the FEI Young Riders division. Winner of a team medal at the 2011 NAJYRC, she is moving towards another participation in this prestigious competition.

Alain Provencher is first again
In the FEI Intermediate I division, after the Prix St-George, Quebec rider Alain Provencher maintained his lead, dominating with first place on Don Welle. Ontario rider Liz Steacie rounded up the top-three, taking second and third place with Luca LT and Sunset.

 The free-style tests to music (Kürs) take place on Monday May 21st in the Omega Alpha ring, starting at 2 o’clock. Entrance to the site costs $10 per vehicle.

Founded by Linda Pepin in 2010, Dressage International is a non-profit organization, unique to Quebec. With its mission of developing excellence in dressage, both in Quebec and in Canada, Dressage International makes it a point to offer large-scale events that provide athletes, sport enthusiasts and the public at large with an exceptional and memorable experience. 
Source: Alexandra Hill, Communications – Dressage International