Thursday, July 19, 2012

Equestrianism: Leslie Howard claims victory in the FEI 1m50 at International Bromont

Leslie Howard and Utah. Photo: Normand St-Jacques
Bromont, July 19, 2012 – American Leslie Howard dominated in the first FEI event at International Bromont today, beating Canadian young rider Ben Asselin to the punch.

A breakaway win
Today’s 1m50 class featured 30 horse/rider teams on a course signed by designer Leopoldo Palacios. In the end, only five qualified for the jump-off.

First on the course, England’s Tim Gredley establishes the time to beat with a clear round in 43.13 seconds. Not before Ben Asselin executed a perfect round in 42.97 seconds on his mount Rush did Gredley lose first place. 

Last rider on the course, Leslie Howard came out at full speed with Utah; going through the obstacles quickly, she saved precious seconds taking a very tight turn mid-course. Her final time of 39.40 seconds gave her first place in this FEI 1m 50 show jumping event. 

A chance for revenge
International riders at the Bromont show will have a chance to compete against each other once again tomorrow, July 20, in the second Open Jumper 1m50, the last FEI event before the BonjourQué World Cup qualifier on Sunday July 22.
Tomorrow’s competitions will conclude with the Talent Squad; as well as the Canadian Equestrian Team Medal, presented by Burkman Capital.

International Bromont promises an unforgettable 2012 edition with five FEI events, the return of the Royal Canin Challenge on both Sundays, as well as its two new events. For more details on the programme, visit our Internet site at

The International Bromont, a Hunter and Jumper competition, presents its thirty-seventh edition at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, from July 18 to 22, and July 25 to 29, 2012. International Bromont would like to thank the Ministère de l’Éducation du Loisir et du Sport and the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec for their support. Admission is $10 per person and free for children under 12 years-old.

1st Leslie Howard / Utah 0-0, 39’40  
2nd Ben Asselin / Rush 0-0, 42’97
3rd Tim Gredley / Unex Chamberlain Z 0-0, 43’13
4th Taylor Mc Murtry / Just An Illusion 0-0, 44’84
5th Peter Leone / Lincourt Gino 0-4, 41’24
6th Amy Millar / Ferraro K
7th Angela Covert-Lawrence / Utan
8th Tatiana Dzavik / Cat Walk 19
Source: Alexandra Hill Communications. Parc Équestre Olympique de Bromont, |

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