Kevin Babington and Shorapur Win CSI3* Assante Classic at International Bromont

Kevin Babington and Shorapur. Photo By: Tom von Kapherr
Kevin Babington and Shorapur. Photo By: Tom von Kapherr

Bromont, August 3, 2019 – Irish rider Kevin Babington won the CSI3* Assante Classic on Friday with Shorapur at the 2019 International Bromont at the Olympic Equestrian Park. 

A few chosen ones

Course designer Michel Vaillancourt did not make it easy for the athletes. With only 81 seconds allowed, the course that featured 13 obstacles for 16 efforts, including three double combinations, beat a lot of pairs. The distances, especially inside the combinations, combined with the height of the obstacles resulted in many faults over fences. In the end, six pairs succeeded in avoiding penalties, but a time fault prevented Jill Henselwood and Eblesse as well as Hyde Moffat and Gisborne VDL access to the second round. 

Final four

Christine McCrea, the first rider to execute a clear round in the first phase with Jarcobond Van Den Oude Eik, scored a double clear in 40.37 seconds, but left enough margin for the other riders in the running: Kevin Babington and Shorapur, Jonathan McCrea and Aristoteles V as well as Andrew Kocher and Chacanntus. Babington and Shorapur executed the second round with confidence, and their steady pace paid off, as they finished with a clear round in just under 35.15 seconds.

Just two days of competitions left

The 44th edition of the International Bromont will end in just two days. The competition will end on Sunday with the presentation of the U25 Grand Prix, the Canine Equine Challenge, as well as the long-awaited CSI3* Grand Prix.

About International Bromont 

International Bromont presents its 44th 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 and details about the program visit

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, Assante and all it’s partners for their support.

About Association équestre Centaure

Association équestre Centaure is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of promoting equestrian sports, particularly the classic equitation disciplines, through sports events at the regional, national and international levels. Association équestre Centaure is the only Quebec organization presenting events sanctioned by the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) in show jumping, dressage and driving. 

Association équestre Centaure would like to thank its major partners, the Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec and the Town of Bromont for their support, as well as its partners Assante, Olymel, Cofia, Cascade, Volta and donors Marcel Lessard and Jacques Marchand 

Results – CSI3* Assante Classic

  1. Kevin Babington (IRL) / Shorapur 0-0, 35.15
  2. Jonathan McCrea (USA) / Aristoteles V 0-0, 37.67
  3. Christine McCrea (USA) / Jarcobond Van Den Oude Eik 0-0, 40.37
  4. Andrew Kocher (USA) / Chacanntus 0-DNF
  5. Jill Henselwood (CAN) / Eblesse 1, 82.46
  6. Hyde Moffat (CAN) / Gisborne VDL 1, 82.83
  7. Alexanne Thibault (CAN) / Chacco Prime 4, 74.67
  8. Keean White (CAN) / Tahiorn 4, 76.66
  9. Andrew Kocher (USA) / Cosmona 4, 77.34
  10. Lindsay Douglass (USA) / Butterfly 4, 79.59
  11. Julia Madigan (CAN) / Dee Jee 4, 79.59

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