The second week of the International Bromont ended on July 21, with Russian Liubov Kochetova winning the 1m60 Grand Prix. Before a crowd of horse lovers and fans of equestrian sports, twenty-three pairs competed on a courseby FEI 4* course designer Guilherme Jorge (BRA). For this event, offering $ 100 000 in prize money, seven participants made it to the jump-off round, including St-Lazare Angela Covert Lawrence.
On her first mount, Aslan, Liubov Kochetova (RUS) executed a fast first clear round, insuring her participation in the jump-off. She also qualified later with Wilford 2, a 9th place finish in the FEI 1m50 on Friday July 19. Canadians were in good shape as well for the second phase; with 3 out of the 7 seven pairs. Derek Bran (USA), winner of the July 19 1m50 event on Lacarolus, and Schuyler Riley (USA) on Waterloo (7th in the FEI event on Friday), completed the roster for the jump-off.
Of the seven riders in the jump-off, only two riders overcame the technical difficulties and got a clear round: Liubov Kochetova (RUS) / Aslan, and Angela Covert Lawrence (CAN / Utan. Bested by 2.48 seconds only, Angela and Utan took second place in the International Bromont Grand Prix. Russian rider Liubov Kochetova rounded-up the top 3, taking third place on Wilford 2, ahead of American Derek Braun.
Results - Grand Prix
1. Liubov Kochetova (RUS) / Aslan 0-0, 46.29
2. Angela Covert Lawrence (CAN) / Utan 0-0, 48.77
3. Liubov Kochetova (RUS) / Wilford 2 0-1, 55.66
4. Derek Braun (USA) / Lacarolus 0-4, 45.12
5. Lauren Patava (CAN) / Sly 0-4, 48.89
6. Ainsley Vince (CAN) / Darling 0-8, 44.30
7. Schuyler Riley (USA) / Waterloo 0-12, 47.42
8. Roberto Teran (COL) / Tam Tam Hero 4, 77.56
9. Keean White (CAN) / Pironella 4, 78.82
10. François Lamontagne (CAN) / Noveko's Rebelle 4, 80.71
11. Roberto Teran (COL) / Woklahoma 4, 82.80
12. Mac Cone (CAN) / Amor van de Rostal 4, 83.06
13. Elizabeth Gingras (CAN) / Avensis 4 4, 84.73
14. Derek Braun (USA) / Cyraneiky 4, 85.38
15. Jill Henselwood (CAN) / IV Ever 8, 79.75
Source: Press release from Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
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