Bromont, Quebec - August 7, 2015 - Lucy Deslauriers looked to be on her way to a second win in the FEI Assante Open Jumper event tonight with Hester. However, Colombian rider Daniel Bluman stole the victory by a few tenths of a second with Conconcreto Believe, a nine-year old KWPN mare.The initial course, designed by Anthony D'Ambrosio (USA) was comprised of 12 obstacles for 15 efforts: with its three double combinations and long lines, only eleven horse-rider pairs made it to the jump-off, including yesterday's highlight event winner, Lucy Deslauriers (USA) and Hester.
By a Few Tenths of a Second
Jill Henselwood (CAN) and Quidam Blue, the third pair in the jump-off, posted the first clear round, marking the time to beat at 40.81 seconds. Young Deslauriers (USA took over the lead two rounds later with Hester in a time of 39.68 seconds. However, Bluman, with Conconcreto Believe scored the victory, beating Deslauriers by 0.31 seconds in a clear jump-off round, mastering the course in this Assante qualifier event.
The Park is Outstanding
"The park is beautiful," declared Bluman in an interview. In his first appearance at the Bromont show the rider was able to bask in the historical atmosphere of the Olympic site, and concluded, "It's great to be here."
Party Time in Bromont
Quebec rider Mélissandre Lincourt celebrated her birthday in style with Just Stella L, producing a clear jump-off round in 43.26 second to take home fifth place in the FEI Assante Open Jumper event.
It is her best finish to date, and she added, "The mare was exceptional and I hope we can do the same on Sunday."
Competition Ends on Sunday
The 40th edition of the International Bromont will end this Sunday with the presentation of the very first qualifying event for the North-American League of the Longines FEI World Cup.
Starting at 2 :30, equestrian sport fans will be able to view the event on FEITv.
About International Bromont
International Bromont presents its fortieth anniversary edition, at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park August 5 to 9, 2015. . International Bromont would like to thank the Ministère de l'Éducation du Loisir et du Sport as well as the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec for their support. General admission: $ 10 per person, free for children younger than 12 years-old. Preferred admission: $ 25 per ticket.
Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League
A total of 14 athletes from the new North American league will qualify for next year's prestigious Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final, which will take place in Gothenburg (SWE) on 23-28 March 2016.
The top seven athletes from the East Coast US, top three from West Coast US, and the two best-placed athletes from Canada and Mexico, will qualify for next year's Final, alongside winners of 13 other leagues around the world.
Results - FEI Assante 1m50
- Daniel Bluman (COL) / Conconcreto Believe 0-0, 39.37
- Lucy Deslauriers (USA) / Hester 0-0, 39.68
- Jill Henselwood (CAN) / Quidam Blue 0-0, 40.81
- Katherine A.Dinan (USA) / Bijou de Balou 0-0, 41.59
- Melissandre Lincourt (CAN) / Just Stella L 0-0, 43.26
- Elizabeth Gingras (CAN) / Zilverspring 0-4, 41.23
- Mario Deslauriers (USA) / Scout de la Cense 0-4, 43.78
- Susan Horn (CAN) / Balintore 0-4, 45.02
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