World Cup Qualifier: Americans Dominate at International Bromont

Monday, July 28, 2014
Posted by Alexandra Hill Phelps Media Group, Inc. International



Todd Minikus & Quality Girl. Credit Tom Von Kap-Herr
Todd Minikus & Quality Girl. Credit Tom Von Kap-Herr
Bromont, Quebec - July 27, 2014 - The 2014 International Bromont's final event, the World Cup Qualifier, ended with American riders dominating, as they took seven of the top ten places, including the Top Five.

Designed for testing both the technical and athletic abilities of participating riders, the course created by Venezuela's Leopoldo Palacios, featured 13 obstacles for 16 efforts in a time allowed of 93 seconds. Only five pairs entered successfully made it to the jump-off, including the winners of the July 20th Grand Prix, Denise Wilson and Winter. 

Of the five duos that made it to the second round, only four would effectively participate: Olympic rider Leslie Howard was unable to compete in the jump-off because of a fall incurred in the warm-up ring, automatically placing fifth with Utah. Bromont native rider Mario Deslauriers, gambled on speed to take first place with Scout de la Cense, but a fallen bar denied him the win. Denise Wilson / Winter and Candice King / Combina took the lead with two clear rounds. The last duo on the course, Todd Minikus and Quality Girl, earned the win with a course executed at full speed; they beat their closest opponents, Candice King and Combina, by more than three seconds. 

The End of the 39th Edition
The July 26 & 27 weekend, thus concluded the 39th edition of the International Bromont. However, the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park will host, the Quebec Provincial Dressage Championships as well as the Autumn Classic, from September 12 to 14, 2014. FEI judges Elizabeth McMullen (FEI5*) and Lorraine Stubbs (FEI4*) will be part of the jury. More information will be available on the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park site at www.parcequestrebromont.org.

Results - World Cup Qualifier
1. Todd Minikus (USA) / Quality Girl 0-0, 37.65  
2. Candice King (USA) / Combina 0-0, 40.73 
3. Denise Wilson (USA) / Winter 0-0, 41.43   
4. Mario Deslauriers (USA) / Scout de la Cense 0-4, 37.82   
5. Leslie Howard (USA) / Utah 0, 91.34 
6. Liubov Kochetova (RUS) / Balou du Reventon 1, 95.09
7. Candice King (USA) / Balous Day Date 1, 96.02
8. Kama Michelle Godek (USA) / Air Force One 4, 91.46
9. Jennifer Serek (CAN) / Okapi de Terlong 4, 91.69
10. Richie Moloney (IRL) / Freestyle de Muze 4, 92.29

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.