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Take a virtual course walk – Bromont CCI2*

Cross-country complex in the main arena.

Toorrow is cross-country day at the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont International CCI Event. Check out what challenges course designer, Derek Di Grazia, and his team have created for riders at this year’s CCI2*event. This is the last weekend for Canadians and riders from several South American countries to qualify for the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games at. Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI Event (QC) [Omnibus] [Website] [Entries][Live scores] Thank you to Jose Diacono and crosscountryapp.com for this overview of the cross-country course. Sit back and take a virtual tour. Navigation tips Open in full screen for best viewing: Click on the…

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Spotted on Thursday at the 2015 Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI

Who is that man taking video in the background?

The weather cooperated and horses were dancing in celebration of a great sunny day. Some horses danced better than others – namely RF Overdressed and Fillibuster ST  – but others tried. For those of you who cannot join us in Bromont, Quebec, take a virtual tour of a lazy day watching dressage.   12►   Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI Event (QC) [Omnibus] [Website] [Entries][Timetable][Live scores]   You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Today’s SCOOP Marilyn Little (CCI2*) and Beau Guimond (CCI1*) dominate the sandbox at Bromont He’s baaaack. Fox-Pitt is again number one. Stylish Six – The best…

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Marilyn Little (CCI2*) and Beau Guimond (CCI1*) dominate the sandbox at Bromont

Marilyn and RF Overdressed over took the leaderboard after dressage today in the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI2*

CCI2* standings after dressage We are all starting to think that Mariyn Little couldn’t put in a bad dressage test if she actually tried to. Her skills just continue to dazzle judges at every level on multiple horses. Fresh from winning their first CCI1* in Ocala, FL in April, Marilyn and RF Overdressed have stepped up to the CCI2* level and are leading the field after dressage at the Jaguar Landrover Bromont CCI on a 40.9. This gives them over a four penalty point lead to the second place pair Mikki Kuchta and Rubens D’Ysieux who are sitting on a…

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Stylish Six – The best dressed at the Bromont CCI

Hayley Rosenberg and Evil Munchkin.

It was an interesting range of fashion. Some people looked like they were dressing for fall and others embraced spring with a vengeance. Most of the Canadians were in spring attire as they are climatized to our cooler springs and considering it was snowing in parts of Ontario and Quebec just last week, today felt quite balmy. So here are your Stylish Six.   Compete jog-up gallery here. Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI Event (QC) [Omnibus] [Website] [Entries][Live scores]   You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Today’s SCOOP Canadian Pan Am Games team prediction – Not what we…

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Pan Am site is ready and waiting – Eric Bull update

The Pan Am building crew. From left to right it is Greg Schlappi, Dylan Barry, Eric Bull and Chris Eaves

“All 36 jumping efforts and 41 jumps are in position,” confirmed Eric Bull, the official cross-country course builder for the 2015 Toronto Pan Ams. In six weeks, at Will O’Wind Farm in Mono, Ontario, the site for the cross-country course at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games, the games will begin. Horses and riders from North America and South America will be soaring over the beautifully crafted jumps. For two weeks, Eric, his business partner Greg Schlappi and other members of their team were working hard in Mono, doing some final jump construction work, and placing and securing all of the…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Conversations at the Canadian Pan Am selectors’ meeting

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WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour. Check in every Tuesday for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing. No rider, owner, coach, or nation is off limits.   10. Selector 1: So have the riders on the list submitted their paperwork on time? Selector 2: Obviously, like as if we would ever announce a rider on the team that didn’t. 9. Selector 4: Lesley is on fire. She just placed 2nd at the Area 3 Intermediate Championships. Selector 3: There were only three riders in the division. 8….

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John Nicholson announced as course designer for Virginia Horse Trials

John Nicholson will be joining Virginia Horse Trials as course designer     Photo:
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Virginia Horse Trials, a long time destination event for East Coast Eventers, announced today that International Course Designer John Nicholson will take over as the new FEI cross country course designer, beginning with the events staple FEI competition set to take place October 30th- November 1st, 2015. This event will mark Nicholson’s first course in the United States, an exciting addition to US Eventing as a whole, adding another highly accredited International FEI 3*/4* course designer to competition in the US. Known for his beautiful presentation, design creativity, and unique flair, Nicholson has designed events, which include The New Zealand…

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Spotted at Poplar Place Area 3 Championships this weekend

Literally spotted at Poplar Place Area 3 Championships and horse trials.

If you were at Poplar Place this weekend, maybe you were spotted by Visionaire. Check out the gallery below to see who you know. Thank you to our own AJ Dyer for her great photos and congrats to all the competitors. Feel free to share the photos on social media with your friends and family. 123►   Today’s SCOOP Spotted on Thursday at the 2015 Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI Marilyn Little (CCI2*) and Beau Guimond (CCI1*) dominate the sandbox at Bromont He’s baaaack. Fox-Pitt is again number one Stylish Six – The best dressed at the Bromont CCI Jaguar…

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Canada’s top Pan Am contenders

Jessica Phoenix & Pavarotti at the Bromont CIC3* last year. This pair won individual gold at the 2011 Guadalajara Pan Ams.

This article takes into account results at FEI events during the qualifying period for the 2015 Pan Ams (January 2014 – today)   The Canadian selectors are set to announce their Pan Am Eventing team on June 8th, following the final selection trial, the Jaguar Land Rover Bromont CCI Event. Nothing is carved in stone yet, but there are some pairs that look like apparent front-runners for Team Canada. Since January 2014, riders in North America have had 11 shots at qualifying for the Pan Ams at CCI2* events, five chances to qualify at CCI3* events, and of course two…

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WOW! – Badminton horses in slow motion – VIDEO Break

Slow motion Badminton video

High speed video captured by Centaur Biomechanics showcases the agility and strength of these amazing athletes. You can really get a sense of the stamina and coordination required for horses to compete at this level. Thank you Centaur Biomechanics.     You might also enjoy these Eventing Connect features: Today’s SCOOP Kyle Carter update and bad news for fan favourite Libby Head – VIDEO Break Tuesday’s Top 10 – Conversations at the Canadian Pan Am selectors’ meeting Spotted at Poplar Place Area 3 Championships this weekend – Gallery Canada’s top Pan Am contenders Horse-breaking your husband – Bringing your significant…

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