Spend a day at any event and you're bound to see a dog at the end of a leash (hopefully!) of a top rider. We decided to seek out a few more riders and their special friends at the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI in Canada this weekend.
“This qualifies as a really good day, and in this sport, there are a lot of different kinds of days! It was a really good one,” said Marilyn Little at the conclusion of the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont Three-Day Event.
In fact, she had an amazing day as she brought home wins in the CCI** with RF Overdressed and the CCI*** with RF Demeter—two very different, but very consistent horses.
Several horses were held throughout all three CCI divisions this morning at the final horse inspection at Bromont.
In the CCI***, all 17 horses presented passed. Colleen Loach's Freespirit was held but passed.
In the CCI**, 27 horses presented. Will Coleman and Tight Lines were asked to jog a second time and were accepted. Selena O'Hanlon's A First Romance, Nobie Cannon's Bust A Groove, and Arden Wildasin's Dusky Shadow were all held but passed upon reinspection.
Emily Beshear was hoping for a tough three-star track when she brought Shame On The Moon to the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI*** in preparation for the Blenheim CCI*** (England) in the fall, and she got exactly what she was asking for today as Derek Di Grazia’s course was full of corners, related lines and bold questions—all situated on notoriously tiring terrain.
“I didn’t actually come here to prove I could do circles; I came here to get him going back on the cross-country after a very disappointing Rolex,” said Selena O’Hanlon after her dressage test with Foxwood High, which placed them at the top of the leader board at the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI*** on a 46.7.