The Canadian rider Isabelle Lapierre surprised in the CSI3* Bromont by winning for the first time a valid World Cup. Juan Manuel Gallego of Colombia fourth. (Photo © FEI / Tom von Kapherr)
The start of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping North America League featured and great surprise to the Canadian Isabelle Lapierre.
Being the winner of the $130,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Bromont, the world number 754 Isabelle Lapierre not only took her first World Cup win, but it was also the first time she won an FEI event at the age of 38.
Playing with the 10-year-old mare Cescha M (Semilly x Calando IV), Isabelle Lapierre was on a perfect day, after qualifying for the jump-off and getting the first of two double clear round in 43.39 seconds, with Which added 100 World Ranking Points and will undoubtedly be moving in an important way for the next measurement of the FEI Ranking.
For second place and completing the one-two for Canada, Jenn Serek was alongside the 9-year-old gelding Wicked (Eurocommerce Berlin x Semilly), leaving only 31 hundredths above and finishing third the US rider Heather Caristo- Williams with the 11-year-old stallion Qui Vive des Songes Z (Quaprice Z x Lagos), totaling 4 fouls in 45.73 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking the Colombian rider Juan Manuel Gallego was part of the jump-off, but in the end he completed his field with certain difficulties for 7 fouls in 56.16 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Coulash van de Broy Z (Cadence VT Gelutt X Lys De Darmen), a result that allowed him to take 60 World Ranking Points.