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Canadian Pan Am Games team prediction – Not what we were thinking before yesterday

Waylon Roberts & Bill Owen at the Bromont CIC2*

In light of the information from Elena Ceballos, Pan Am team rider for Venezuela revealing that Kyle Carter did not make the Canadian team, I had to go back to the drawing board to make my predictions for the Canadian Pan Am team. In making this guess, I did have the advantage of seeing which horses were jogging for the selectors at Bromont. Kyle Carter & FR’s Trust Fund (Alternate) I really thought that after the Ocala International, this pair was on the team barring injury or another pair besting them at a CCI2*. Kyle and FR’s Trust Fund demonstrated…

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Who are the Canadian team selectors and how are they chosen?

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    Update July 4, 2016: Clayton Fredericks the Team Coach was added as a selector in the Fall of 2015 While at Bromont last weekend, there was much excitement for the upcoming Pan American games in Toronto, Canada.  Naturally, people were speculating on who the team might be, and who might take home the gold medal this year.  Along that conversation, the topic drifted to the Selection Committee.  People wondered, who were the selectors?  How are selectors chosen? So after a little investigation, we found the Pan Am Games Qualification Thresholds and Selection Procedure states: 3. THE EC/CEHPC SELECTORS…

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Are you missing out on prize money? – Thoroughbred Incentive Program

Laine Ashker (USA) and Anthony Patch at the 2015 Rolex CCI4*.

In the fall of 2011, an ambitious program was announced to promote Thoroughbreds in sport in the United States – the Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP).  The initiative launched with great fanfare, boasting $100,000 in awards and prizes.  I know I rushed to the Jockey Club’s website to sign up my OTTB, and couldn’t wait to participate in an eligible event. How has the program grown over the last four years? I spoke with TIP director, Kristin Leshney, who gave me the all the details of the project.  Kristin has been instrumental in the program since the very beginning…

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Top 10 triumphant moments at Bromont 2015

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The 2015 edition of the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont was a weekend filled with highs and lows for riders across the leaderboard. Let’s take a moment to celebrate the highs with our fellow eventers who enjoyed success this weekend.   10. Wild T’Mater stormed around his 20th FEI event start, completing the CCI2* in 15th place with Sean McIntosh in the saddle. Previously ridden by Diana Burnett to the CCI3* level, Wild T’Mater, the 14-year-old, Thoroughbred, gelding has been piloted by her student, Sean for several years now. Together Wild T’Mater and Sean have completed 12 FEI events, including four CCI2*…

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Stylish Six – The best dressed at the Bromont 2nd jog

Shawn Ferguson and Cruising Guy made the Stylish Six at the second horse inspection at the 2015 Bromont International.

For the second horse inspection, the CIC2* competitors also took part in the formal jog. This group certainly brought some class and style to the group. I have to admit, this was one of the most difficult Stylish Sx decisions ever. It could have easily been the Stylish Sixteen, but we have to work hard to ensure that the riders with the absolute best fashion sense are acknowledged. Here are your Stylish Six that rocked the jog-way on Sunday:     You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Today’s SCOOP Today William Fox-Pitt talks about Bramham plans – VIDEO…

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Brazil announces 2015 Pan Am team

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Brazil has named their 2015 Pan Am Team. These four combinations will be making their way to Toronto in the next few weeks to ride for their nation. As host nation for the 2016 Olympics, Brazil is guaranteed an Olympic team spot so this competition is not a critical win. However, they are sending a world-class competitive team with a group that has plenty of European experience and pairs that can score competitively in dressage. Brazil’s 2015 Pan Am Team is: Carlos Paro and Calcourt Landline This pair has been competing at the three-star level since 2014. They earned their…

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Spotted on Satuday – Bromont two-star cross-country gallery

Canada's Colleen Loach is sitting in third place in the CIC2*.

CCI2* review The CCI2* had a good share more problems for riders than the CC3*. It was a challenging track and many of the riders were agreeing that it was one of the most difficult two-star tracks they had rode in a while. Marilyn Little had no trouble getting around the course with RF Overdressed at their first CC2* and are heading into show-jumping today on their dressage score of 40.9 with a rail in hand. In second place is Sharon White and Cooley On Show with 45.8 and Sharon also is in third place with her other mount Clifford…

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Spotted on Saturday – Bromont CCI3* Gallery

Poor Lauren, not quite through the flags but she did take the option like a champ and carried on.

Derek di Grazia’s cross-country course at The Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI3* ran relatively problem free on Saturday, Three new pairs (Emily Beshear and Shame on the Moon; Matthew Brown and Super Socks BCF; and Waylon Roberts and Kelecyn Cognac) enter the Bromont record books joining eight riders in the past five years to make time at Bromont with the only male rider of the group being Canada’s Cody Sturgess and his mare Imperial Meloday. No rider has finished on there dressage score in the Bromont CCI3* in the past five years. Could Emily, Matt or Waylon be the first? We have…

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Spotted on Friday at the 2015 Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI

Selena O'Hanlon and Foxwood High are leading the CCI3* after dressage. Go Canada!

Friday was a great day for Canada at Bromont and all of the our foreign visitors seemed to be enjoying themselves as well. You are more than welcome to share the images on social media. Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI Event (QC) [Omnibus] [Website] [Entries][Timetable][Live scores] Take a virtual tour around the showgrounds: 12345►     You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Today’s SCOOP Canadian Pan Am Games team prediction – Not what we were thinking before yesterday Kitten swings from horse’s tail – VIDEO Break Who are the Canadian team selectors and how are they chosen? Tuesday’s Top…

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Canada kicks ass in both dressage rings today at Bromont

Selena & Foxwood High

Could we be any happier?   CCI3* standings after dressage Canada’s Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High put in a personal best at the three-star level with a 46.7 which is four points less than their previous personal best of 50.7 at The Fork in 2014. This pair rerouted to Bromont after Rolex as they were eliminated after an out of character cross-country attempt. Obviously, they have been doing a little dressage work and with the Olympics next year, this dressage test must have selectors a bit giddy about the progression of this pair’s improving partnership. Foxwood High is a 12-year-old…

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