Jessica Phoenix of Uxbridge Ontario, riding A Little Romance, took the red ribbon at the CCI Three-Star Equestrian event in Bromont, Quebec this past Sunday. The three-day event combines the disciplines of Dressage, Cross-Country, and Jumping; the best combined score wins! For many, this event is also a qualifier for the World Championships and the next Olympics. Riders from many countries converged on Bromont, considered one of the best equestrian facilities in the world, to compete. Spectators were thrilled to watch the competition come down to the last rider, on the last day to decide the winner.Vickie Kayuk of Full Horse.com and Country Rider Radio joined me to cover the entire CCI Three-Star event. Over the next few days, I will share pictures, video footage and recorded interviews, to give you a full appreciation of Equestrian Riding at a world-class level.
A special thanks to Roger Deslauriers, General Manager of the Bromont Equestrian Park, for his kind hospitality, and to Tom Todaro of the Organizing Committee for providing us with media passes, allowing us to bring you an ‘inside the ropes’ look at this spectacular sport.
Log-on tomorrow for “Day One – Dressage”.
Until then… a peak at Jessica who, after waiting nervously for the last rider to complete the course, finds out she has won.
And as an extra measure of oats, if you will, it was recently announced that the Bromont Equestrian Center has been selected as the venue for the 2018 World Championships!