Bromont, June 29, 2019 – Bromont International Driving, real equestrian triathlon over three days, ended the second phase today, the marathon, and everyone is getting ready for the conclusion today with the obstacle course.
An expected conclusion
For this 18th edition, the Organizing Committee welcomed driving teams from Canada, the United States in a dozen categories, including the essential and impressive CAI2* Four-in-hand, the highest competition level offered at this event.
Driver James Fairclough (NJ) winner of the division last year is actually leading after two of three phases, followed closely by his closest rival, Canada’s Gerben Steenbeek. After the dressage phase, where at least five points separated them, the marathon was the opportunity for Fairclough, to widen the gap, and with a lead of 19 points now, he will start as the favorite.
In the CAI2* division horse in pairs, Ontario driver Darryl Billing, a regular at this event, is at the top of the rankings, closely followed, with a difference of 6.42 points, by Quebec driver Jérôme Drolet.
In the CAI2* single horse division, Quebec driver in second place after the dressage, took the lead of the division and is now ahead of her closest rival, also from Quebec, by a little less than ten points.
Still in the FEI divisions, this time in the pony division, Barbara Chapman (MI) dominates the CAI2* division in single horse with a lead of more than 13 points. In the CAI1* pony in single, Ontario driver Michelle Courtemanche has a lead of more than 12 points over second place.
The intermediate division is dominated by young Marcus Holzinger (MI), 19 years-old, who kept the lead in dressage and marathon. With more than 19 points ahead of Chet Halka (NJ), and he is the favorite for tomorrow’s event.