Candice King Wins FEI Jumper Open 1.50m at International Bromont

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Posted by Alexandra Hill Phelps Media Group, Inc. International



Candice King and Balous Day Date. Credit Tom Von Kap-Herr
Candice King and Balous Day Date. Credit Tom Von Kap-Herr
Bromont, Quebec - July 27, 2014 - For the second FEI at International Bromont CSI3*-W, American rider Candice King shines taking first and third place with Balous Day Date and Ferron, respectively. Venezuelan Leopoldo Palacios' course included two difficult double combinations, however, seven pairs made it to the jump-off. The United States dominated this second event getting six of the top 10 places.  

First and Third Place for King
Rider Candice King leads the event after her first round, clocking in the best time with Balous Day Date for her jump-off round. Ireland's Andrew Bourns, always fast, successfully beats Candice King's time with Venice, but a bar down puts him in fifth place. Russian rider Liubov Kechetova, with Veyron and Balou du Reventon respectively, executes two perfect first rounds, but cannot beat the time.   
Last on the course on her second mount Ferron, Candice King is still leading the class. She assured herself of third place with a clear round in 44.90 seconds.  

It was without a doubt a great week for Candice King: on top of today's victory, she can be proud of her student Nicole Bellissimo, who yesterday won the opening FEI 1.50 m event of the CSI3*-W International Bromont.   

World Cup Qualifier, Sunday July 27
Events on July 27, including the World Cup Qualifier, with $ 100 000 in prize money, as well as the Junior-Amateur M1.30 & M1.40 Classics, will be webcasted on the International Bromont Internet site at www.internationalbromont.org.

Results - FEI 1.50m- Friday July 25
1. Candice King (USA) / Balous Day Date 0-0, 42.82      
2. Liubov Kochetova (RUS) / Veyron 0-0, 43.87                 
3. Candice King (USA) / Ferron 0-0, 44.90                 
4. Liubov Kochetova (RUS) / Balou du Reventon 0-0, 45.26   
5. Andrew Bourns (IRL) / Venice 0-4, 42.62
6. Kirsten Coe (USA) / Samson II 0-4, 44.66
7. Peter Leone (USA) / Wayfarer 0-12, 42.61
8. Todd Minikus (USA) / Quality Girl 4, 76.19
9. Kama Michelle Godek (USA) / Air Force One 4, 80.28
10. Jennifer Serek (CAN) / Okapi de Terlong 4, 82.95

About International Bromont
The International Bromont promises an unforgettable 2014 edition with six new FEI events, the return of the Royal Canin Challenge on Sundays July 20 and 27 (in collaboration with the Club d'agilité de la Montérégie), its two Speed Derbies and its Hunter Derby. For more details on the programme, visit our Internet site at www.internationalbromont.org.

Held in Quebec, in the picturesque setting of the Eastern Townships region, near Vermont's border, the International Bromont, a hunter and show jumping competition, presents its thirty-ninth edition at the Bromont Equestrian Olympic Park from July 10 to 13, 16 to 20 and 23 to 27, 2014. International Bromont would like to thank the Ministère de l'Éducation du Loisir et du Sport as well as the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec for their support. General admission seats: $10 per person and free for children under 12 years-old. Privilege seating: $25 a ticket.