Mario Deslauriers Wins Modified Grand Prix at International Bromont

Mario Deslauriers and Curo. Photo By Tom von kap Herr.


PRESS RELEASE

Bromont, Quebec – July 24, 2016 –On Saturday, Bromont’s favorite son, Mario Deslauriers, once again pleased the crowd by winning the Modified Grand Prix event at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park during the International Bromont CSI2*.

28 Pairs Start OutBromont, Quebec – July 24, 2016 –On Saturday, Bromont’s favorite son, Mario Deslauriers, once again pleased the crowd by winning the Modified Grand Prix event at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park during the International Bromont CSI2*.

The Modified Grand Prix event had 28 horse and rider combinations competing, including Mario Deslauriers, his daughter Lucy as well as the winner of the FEI opening event of July 22nd, American rider Andrew Kocher.

Only eight pairs made it to the jump-off, including two Canadians, Bianca Lafontaine (QC) and Keean White (On), who were joined by the U.S. contingent of Mario Deslauriers, Lucy Deslauriers, Lauren Tisbo and Andrew Kocher, who again counted three mounts in the Top 10.

A Tight Course

The course, designed by Leopoldo Palacios, comprised of 12 obstacles for 15 efforts really challenged the teams. Obstacles #6 gave the riders the option of jumping the river or taking a longer course where time made it difficult to jump the vertical.

Mario Deslauriers, a native of Bromont, positions himself on his mount Curo, as the one to beat right off the bat, clocking in the fastest time, followed closely by Andrew Kocher on Zantos II.

An exciting jump-off

First out for the jump-off was Keean White on Corette, establishing a reference time at 39.33 seconds with a clear round, but were nevertheless beaten by Andrew Kocher on Prof de la Roque.

Back on his second mount C’Havinia, Kocher went for it and had the fastest time in the jump-off, but a bar down at the second obstacle costs him the victory. Mario Deslauriers followed with Curo where he showcased his talent, executing the fastest clear round in 36.49 seconds.

Week 1 Ends Sunday

The firstweek of International Bromont ends Sunday with the presentation of the Québec Original Grand Prix at 2:30 p.m. The Royal Canin Challenge will take place around lunchtime.

About International Bromont

The International Bromont presents its 41st edition in the picturesque setting of the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, in the heart of the beautiful Eastern Townships region. For more information on the programming, please visit our Web site at. www.internationalbromont.org.

International Bromont would like to thank the Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche as well as the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec for their support. General admission: $10 per person and free for children 12 and under. Preferred admission: $ 25 per ticket.

2016 INTERNATIONAL BROMONT FAST FACTS

What:

$110,000 CAD International Bromont CSI 2*
$84 085 CAD International Bromont I GOLD

$170,000 USD International Bromont CSI 3*-W Longines FEI World Cup™
$79 585 CAD International Bromont II GOLD
When:

July 20 to 24, 2016
July 27 to 31, 2016
Where:

Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, 450 chemin de Gaspé, Bromont, Québec, J2L 2P4
Highlights:

Friday July 22, 2016 – $35,000 CAD Open Welcome Class CSI 2* Table A with a jump-off

Saturday July 23, 2016 – $15,000 CAD Modified Grand Prix Table A with a jump-off

Saturday July 23, 2016 – $7,500 CAD Gambler’s Choice. Art. 270.11

Saturday July 23, 2016 – $5,000 CAD Hunter Derby

Sunday July 24 – $5,000 CAD Royal Canin Challenge

Sunday July 24 – $75,000 CAD Bromont Grand Prix CSI 2*, Table A with a jump-off

Thursday, July 28 – $35,000 USD Open Welcome CSI 3* Table A with a jump-off

Friday, July 29 – $35,000 USD FEI Classic CSI 3* Table A with a jump-off

Friday, July 29 – $15,000 CAD Modified Grand Prix, Table A with a jump-off

Friday, July 29 – $10,000 CAD Team Cup

Sunday July 31 – $5,000 CAD Royal Canine Challenge

Sunday July 31 – $100,000 USD Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Bromont
Tickets:

$10 per person, free for children 12 and under
VIP Tables: 
Tables seating four or six or eight

For reservations call Kristel Glockner (450) 534-0787 or email [email protected]
Parking
:Available on the grounds
Directions:

Visitors
From Highway 10, take exit 78 (Bromont), follow Boulevard de Bromont, turn right on Shefford Street, turn left on Chemin de Gaspé. Follow Chemin de Gaspé for 5 km.
Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park is on the right
With Horses Trailers
From Highway 10, take exit 74 (Bromont), follow Pierre Laporte, turn left on Chemin de Granby, which become Chemin des Carrières. Turn Right on Chemin de Gaspé.
Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park is on the right
Sponsorship Opportunities:  

The International Bromont is a non-for-profit organization. All profits are invested in equestrian activities, Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park venue and grassroots development. Supporting the International Bromont makes you enjoy two weeks of great CSI competitions with the Quebec friendly sense of hospitality, while achieving your marketing objectives and gaining visibility.

Roger Deslauriers – 450-534-0787 [email protected]
Alexandra Hill – 450-534-0787 [email protected]