Bromont Horse Trials has withdrawn from the 2023 FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Series due to insufficient entries.
The Eventing Nations Cup was slated to take place August 11–13 in Quebec and is the only North American stop on the League’s 2023 calendar.
With just two nations confirmed, Canada and the U.S., Bromont Horse Trials was forced to cancel the Nation Cup. Host events are required to have a minimum of three participating teams. Spain and Mexico had expressed interest in attending but were unable to resolve travel logistics and import/quarantine issues, reported event organizer Sue Ockendon.
Bromont will still host CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, CCIU253*-S, CCI2*-S, CCIU252*-S, EV110 and EV100 levels, including a Team Challenge.
“We are obviously frustrated and incredibly disappointed after working so hard to provide the only North American leg of the series in 2022 and again this year,” said Ockendon.
“Our core focus at Bromont has always been to further the development of eventing in Canada and North America, in particular our Teams and Young Riders. We are still 110% committed to delivering a world-class event in 10 days time and have already started the application and approvals process to host a Nations Cup again in 2024.
“We want to thank the FEI, Equestrian Canada, the EC HPAG Eventing and those Government officials who left no stone unturned in our attempts for this year. In the end we have simply run out of time.”
Confirmed entries for the event currently include American Olympian Boyd Martin with Tsetserleg and On Cue; Canadian Olympians Jessica Phoenix with Freedom GS and Watson GS and Colleen Loach with FE Golden Eye; Australian Ryan Wood with Cooley Flight, Great Britain’s Lucienne Bellissimo with Dari and Tremanton; Belgian Jan van Gysel with Eiffel de L’Abbaye and Spain’s Susana Tezanos-Moreno with French Kiss.