Bromont indoor riding ring: Municipal Council gives its approval

Bromont, January 8, 2016 – The SACS is pleased with the decision by the city of  Bromont’s Municipal Council, last night January 7, that unanimously approved the  proposed set up and architectural design of the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park’s  indoor riding ring.

As explained Roger Deslauriers, the site’s general manager, this is a major step: “We  have been talking about the construction of an indoor riding ring for a long time, almost  fifteen years, but now we can actually do it. This is very rewarding.” Moreover, the indoor  riding ring is essential to the establishment of the first Equestrian Excellence Center in  Canada, intended for training and competition. The center will be recognized by Equine Canada, the sport’s national federation. “We have been putting finishing touches to this  project for the last fifteen years and last night’s decision concerning the indoor ring makes it more tangible.”

The proposed concept complies with the Council’s appeal to minimize the impact on  landscape, and is subject to strict conditions the SACS has agreed to in order to respect the environment and enhance the site’s exceptional surroundings. The SACS continues to work towards making this project come to life.

This decision by the Municipal Council represents a new stage that will contribute to the Olympic site becoming the only site in Quebec with the capacity to not only present high caliber equestrian events all year-round, but also to offer training and sport-études activities. As Roger Deslauriers mentioned, “We will not be limited to seasonal activities anymore, we will be able to organize events even in winter.”

Launched by the 2018 World Equestrian Games
The indoor riding ring is a crucial element to hosting the 2018 World Equestrian Games since it enables the presentation of the eight equestrian disciplines on the same site, an indoor ring being required for reining and vaulting events. Very few equestrian sites can host the eight disciplines recognized by the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) on the same venue. It is a question of space, but also a question of infrastructure. “The city of Bromont is renowned on the international scene for its site and its equestrian competitions. The indoor riding ring is a vital addition to our infrastructures for the future”, concluded Roger Deslauriers.

About the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park
The Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park was founded specifically to hold the equestrian events for the Montreal Olympic Games, in 1976. It is one of the few sites in the world which preserved its initial vocation following the Olympics. Every year, the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park hosts dozens of events at all levels of the sport, including international competitions in the Show Jumping, Eventing, Dressage and Driving disciplines.

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