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Lindsay Berreth

June 12, 2016

Nine Held But None Spun At Bromont Final Horse Inspection

Bromont, Quebec - June 12

Eighty-two horses were presented at the final horse inspection this morning at the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI.

In the CCI*** Jennie Brannigan withdrew Catalina, who was lying third, overnight, and Sally Cousins withdrew Knight Lion, who was 18th. Rachel McDonough's Irish Rhythm was held but passed upon reinspection.

In the CIC***, there was a little tension as Ryan Wood's leader Frankie was held, but passed.

June 12, 2016

An Unlikely Eventer, Canso De La Mancha Is Making Amateur Marie-Gabrielle Bronsard’s Dreams Come True

When Marie-Gabrielle Bronsard first saw Canso De La Mancha in a field near Montreal, she didn’t see much.

A 2-year-old Thoroughbred-Paint cross who was just a companion to a warmblood foal, the gelding didn’t seem like the sporthorse type.

Looking for a project for any discipline, Bronsard took him home as a project horse, and he’s turned out to be more than she ever would have expected.

This weekend, they contested their first one-star at the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI, and are currently in 11th place after jumping a double-clear cross-country round on Saturday.

June 11, 2016

Lyman Lies First And Third At Bromont CCI***

Bromont, Quebec - June 11   

Before this weekend, Kylie Lyman had never contested a CCI***, but at the end of cross-country day at the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI, she’s suddenly found herself on top of the leader board with Lup The Loop.

If that wasn’t enough, she’s also standing in third with Sacramento, giving her two out of four horses in the division to jump double-clear across Derek Di Grazia’s track.

June 10, 2016

Davidson and The Apprentice Lead The Class At Bromont CCI***

Bromont, Quebec – June 10

Buck Davidson has been coming to the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI since as long as he can remember, and before that too.

Davidson’s father Bruce competed at the 1976 Olympic Games, for which the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Centre was built, which just so happened to be the year he was born.

Buck’s competed at every level at Bromont, and won the CCI* and CCI**, and he’s got his eyes on the CCI*** this weekend.

He’s off to a great start with Sherrie Martin’s The Apprentice, earning the leading dressage score today of 45.9.

June 8, 2016

Two Yellow Cards Handed Out At Virginia Horse Trials

The Fédération Equestre Internationale recently released an updated list of yellow card warnings for events held last month, and two yellow cards and a verbal warning were handed out at the Virginia Horse Trials, held May 26-29 in Lexington, Va.

Buck Davidson received a yellow card for “dangerous riding/out of control” in the CIC** on Be Mine, and Caroline Sullivan received one in the CCI* on The Bond Boy for “dangerous riding/continuing after three refusals."

June 6, 2016

Bottoms Up III Euthanized After Seizure At Tattersalls CCI**

David Doel’s CCI** horse Bottoms Up III was euthanized on June 4 at the Tattersalls International Horse Trials in Ratoath, Ireland, after suffering from a seizure while competing.

Doel, a 23-year-old British rider, had ridden Mark Milligan’s 9-year-old British Sport Horse (Up With The Lark—Drop Of Gold II, Dutch Gold) since last year, when they completed the CCI* at the Camphire International Horse Trials (Ireland).

The pair were competing in the Under 25 CCI** division at Tattersalls.

May 15, 2016

All But Two Horses Pass Final Inspection At Jersey Fresh CCI***

Allentown, N.J. - May 15

Twenty-six horses were presented this morning for the CCI*** at the Jersey Fresh International and 17 presented for the CCI**.

In the three-star, Andrea Baxter's Indy 500 was held but passed upon reinspection, as was Justine Dutton's Huck Finn. Lauren Kieffer's Meadowbrook's Scarlett was also held, but did not pass upon reinspection. Adrian Jones' Magnificent Toy tripped prior to the jog and cut his coronary band and was not passed.

In the two-star, Lizzy Jahnke was asked to jog Princeton twice, but passed.

May 14, 2016

Wood Prevails Over Testing Track At A Somber Jersey Fresh CCI***

Allentown, N.J.—May 14

It was a somber day at the Jersey Fresh International, as riders, fans and volunteers learned of the death of Philippa Humphreys and Skyler Decker’s horse Inoui Van Bost at the end of a long cross-country day.

May 14, 2016

Philippa Humphreys Dies In Fall At Jersey Fresh CCI***

Philippa Humphreys suffered a fatal fall today while on course at the Jersey Fresh International CCI***.

Humphreys, 33, a British citizen living in Rockford, Mich., was riding her own Rich N Famous, 13-year-old Dutch-Thoroughbred gelding, when they fell at fence 16, a table, on the cross-country course. 

Humphreys was an experienced rider through the CCI*** level and had brought the gelding up from the novice level.

May 13, 2016

One To Watch: Young Rider And Pony Clubber Madeline Backus Tackles Her First CCI*** At Jersey Fresh

Madeline Backus and P.S. Arianna have traveled from beginner novice to advanced, and from Colorado to the East Coast, and their journeys have landed them at their first CCI*** this weekend at the Jersey Fresh International.

A graduate A Pony Clubber, Backus, 20, has lived and competed for much of her life in Colorado. Backus’ mother, Laura, operates Pendragon Stud Equestrian Center in Larkspur, Colo., where she breeds Trakehner-Thoroughbreds crosses for careers in eventing and dressage.

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