June 8, 2012 –
This 26th edition of the Volvo CCI3* Bromont Three Day Event is the final North American outing for athletes seeking a berth at the 2012 Olympic Games. The majority of top Canadian and American Olympic Team hopefuls have opted to compete in the CIC3* division of the Bromont event.
Boyd Martin of
The top Canadian following the opening phase of dressage is Selena O’Hanlon of
“This is really a preparation event for
O’Connor also noted that the Volvo CCI3* Bromont Three Day Event plays an important role in the Canadian Olympic Eventing Team’s final preparations for
In addition to the CIC3*, 42 horses contested the dressage phase of the CCI2* division on Friday. In first place after dressage with 43.9 penalties is Olympic team silver and bronze medalist Karen O’Connor of the
The cross-country phase, regarded as the most thrilling phase in eventing sport, will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday with the CCI2* division held first, followed by the CCI3*, CIC3* and CCI* divisions. Bromont’s cross-country course, which is built on the same terrain used for the evening competition at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, is designed by Derek Di Grazia of the
A total of 149 horses are contesting the four divisions of the 2012 Volvo CCI3* Bromont Three Day Event, which is one of North America’s most prestigious three day events. The venue, which was built to host the equestrian events at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, is a fitting site for the final team selections for the Canadian and U.S. Olympic Eventing Teams. The event is generously supported by Volvo, Beaulieu
The Volvo CCI3* Bromont Three Day Event, The Todd Sandler Challenge, is made possible in part through a contribution from the Government of Canada. The organizing committee also wishes to thank the Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, for their support of this year’s event.
For more information about the Bromont Three Day Event, including live scoring, please visit the bilingual website, www.bromontcci.com.
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