Horses Pass Inspection at Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI3*

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BROMONT, QC, June 9, 2016 – Competition is ready to begin this morning at the 2016 Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI3* Three-Day Event, the Todd Sandler Challenge, taking place June 9-12 in the rolling hills of Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park in Bromont, Quebec. The Bromont Organizing Committee is proud to welcome Jaguar Land Rover back for the third year as title sponsor of the 2016 event.


On Wednesday afternoon, June 8, horses from three divisions were trotted before a panel of veterinarians, stewards, and other FEI eventing officials to assess their readiness to compete. Quebec NZPH, the ride of April Simmonds of Uxbridge, ON, was held, but then passed on reinspection in the CCI3* division. Try This, ridden by Kate Chadderton of Australia, was held and re-presented in the CCI2* jog, but ultimately disqualified. All CCI1* horses presented were passed.

On a cool and rainy Thursday morning, the CIC3* horses were presented; all passed and will start their dressage phase on Friday.

This year the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI3* Three-Day Event – the only International Equestrian Federation-sanctioned CCI3*-level competition in Canada – has 100 horse-and-rider combinations from all over North America ready to start in the CCI1*, CCI2*, CIC3* and CCI3* divisions. Leading American competitors including Olympian Boyd Martin, past Bromont winner Buck Davidson, and Pan American Games gold medalist Lauren Kieffer, are set to square off against top Canadians including World Equestrian Games silver medalist Selena O’Hanlon and Pan Am Games medalists Jessica Phoenix, Waylon Roberts, and Colleen Loach. This represents just a sampling of the eventing talent on hand looking to secure a coveted spot on their country’s eventing squad in this last selection trial before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5-21.


The Bromont Organizing Committee is proud to offer a variety of special awards for each level:
* The Todd Sandler Challenge, a cash prize and perpetual trophy awarded to the winner of the CCI3*;
* NEW! The $6,500 Stuart R. Horne Canadian Eventing Championships, awarded to the top four Canadians in the CIC3*;
* NEW! The $2,500 Horne Training Grant, awarded to the high-point Canadian on the 2015 FEI World Eventing Rankings list;
* The Eaman Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the winner of the CCI2*;
* The Law Family Trophy, awarded to the victor in the CCI1*;
* The Hamelin-Martineau Award, presented to the best young rider/junior in the CCI1* division;
* The $1,000 Ledger Family Award, presented to the top amateur rider in the CCI1* division.

The Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI3* continues today, June 9, through Sunday, June 12, at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, site of the equestrian events of the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games and upcoming host of the World Equestrian Games in 2018. Come and enjoy this unique opportunity to watch top equestrian athletes compete – including past and future Olympians.

Browse through the trade fair, take part in the Land Rover Experience including the thrilling Land Rover Dynamic Display, or take advantage of a unique opportunity to test drive Jaguars. For directions, accommodations or other visitor information, go to or contact Robert Martineau at .


  • Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park is home to the only FEI-sanctioned CCI3* in Canada.
  • Jaguar Land Rover has been the generous title sponsor of the event since 2014.
  • Last year’s CCI3* was won by Marilyn Little (USA) riding RF Demeter.
  • Canada’s Jessica Phoenix of Cannington, ON, individual silver medalist at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, is riding four horses in the CIC3* – Pavarotti, Bentleys Best, A Little Romance, and Abbey GS – all of which are Olympic-qualified.
  • There are 22 starters in the CCI3*, 16 in the CIC3*, 21 in the CCI2* and 41 contesting the CCI1*.
  • The cross-country courses are designed by Derek di Grazia of Carmel Valley, California, who has also been chosen to set the tracks for the 2018 World Equestrian Games and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

About Eventing

Eventing is a « triathlon » of equestrian sports, featuring three phases of competition:
DRESSAGE – a test of a horse’s gaits, suppleness, and obedience through a set of prescribed movements;
CROSS-COUNTRY – a test of courage, handiness, speed, and stamina as the horse jumps solid, natural-looking obstacles across varied terrain;
SHOW JUMPING – A test of precision, with horse and rider navigating a course of jumps containing light rails which fall with the slightest rub.

CCI Schedule:

June 9 – Dressage Day 1
June 10 – Dressage Day 2
June 11 – Cross-country
June 12 – Stadium Jumping will be providing live scoring throughout the event.

The Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI event is made possible in part through a contribution from the Government of Canada. The Bromont organizing committee also wishes to thank the Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, and the City of Bromont for their support of this year’s event.

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