Beth Underhill & Count Me In win the Quebec Original Classic CSI2* at the International Bromont

Jul 30, 2017 Comments Off by Admin
Bromont, July 30, 2017 – Rider Beth Underhill & Count Me In finished ahead of local favourite Mario Deslauriers with close to one second in the jump-off, during the Quebec Original Classic CSI2* at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park.
Keep the rhythm
The course designed by Leopoldo Palacios (VEN), comprised 13 obstacles for 16 efforts, including a double and a triple combination required a sustained rhythm from the duos entered. Of the 16 pairs entered, 8 made it to the jump-off including Ali Ramsay & Hermelien VD Hooghoeve, winners of the welcome event last Friday. The first two pairs in the jump-off, Andrew Kocher and Ciana as well as Ali Ramsay & Hermelien VH Hooghoeve, each get a jumping fault, opening the door for the following pairs.
A few tenths of a second
Canada’s Isabelle Lapierre, with her mare Cescha M, execute the first clear jump-off round, but are careful with the time and stop the clock at 44.33 seconds. The pair is bested by Mario Deslauriers & Westbrook, who in turn get beaten by Beth Underhill & Count Me In, who stop the clock at 40.97 seconds, with a clear round.
Nicholas Dello Joio who won the World Cup qualifying Grand Prix on his last visit to Bromont in 2012, goes all in with Paola 233. They get a clear round, but their time, a hair behind Underhill & Count Me in, does not put them in the lead. The following two pairs, Michael Hutchinson (IRL) on Catango & Julia Madigan (CAN) on Farfelu du printemps finish in eighth and ninth place respectively.
About International Bromont
The International Bromont presents its 42nd edition in the picturesque setting of the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, in the heart of the beautiful region of the Eastern Townships. For more information on the programme, visit our Web site at www.internationalbromont.org.
International Bromont would like to thank the Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur, the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec, the Town of Bromont and Longines for their support.
Results – Quebec Original Classic
Beth Underhill (CAN) / Count Me In 0-0, 40.97
Nicholas Dello Joio (USA) / Paola 233 0-0, 40.99
Mario Deslauriers (USA) / Westbrook 0-0, 41.87
Isabelle Lapierre (CAN) / Cescha M 0-0, 44.33
Julia Madigan (CAN) / Farfelu du Printemps 0-4, 40.48
Andrew Kocher (USA) / Ciana 0-4, 41.51
Ali Ramsay (CAN) / Hermelien VD Hooghoeve 0-4,42.94
Michael Hutchinson (IRL) / Catango 0-4,42.94
François Lamontagne (CAN) / Vigo Massuere 1, 86
Kevin Crosby (CAN) / Sombrero Brimbelles 1, 8
Photo: Beth Underhill & Count Me In – Victorious at Quebec Original CSI2* Classic, International Bromont 2017. Credit Tom von Kap-herr
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