Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews Email* The last week of the International Bromont continued with the victory of American rider Andrew Ramsay on Stranger, in the FEI Québec Original Open Welcome on Thursday, July 28, 2016Spectators and riders at the International Bromont were treated to an exciting event designed with brio by Olympic course designer Guilherme Jorge. Although the course was not easy, time was not a factor in the first round, which allowed 15 riders to take part in the jump-off.Thirty-Six StartersIn total, 36 rider-horse pairs took the course including Andrew Kocher, winner of the FEI Open Welcome of July 22 at International Bromont, as well as Lucy Deslauriers, who won the Grand prix with Hester on Sunday July 24.Six Countries in the MixThere are six countries represented in the Welcome Stake including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Ireland and Russia.An American TripleThe jump-off was a certainty as early as Ljibov Kochetova (RUS) on Balou du Reventon and Andrew Kocher (USA) on Uppie de Lis both executed a clear first round. They would be joined by Ali Wolff (USA), Todd Minikus (USA), Lucy Deslauriers (USA), Alison Robitaille (USA), Lauren Tisbo (USA), Laurie Bucci (CAN). Andrew Kocher, who stood out as a very fast competitor in the first week of the International Bromont tries to establish the reference time, but a fallen bar prevented him from taking the lead. The quickest round in the jump-off was executed by Todd Minikus, in only 40.57 seconds; however, a bar down at the last obstacle put him in fifth place.Americans dominated this Québec Orignial opening event, taking the first three places on the podium: Andrew Ramsay / Stranger, Andrew Welles / Brindis Bogibo as well as Ali Wolff / Caya, respectively.A Special GuestInternational Bromont acknowledged the presence of George Morris, who was there to witness his young protégé, Andrew Ramsay, claim the victory. Tags: International Bromont, Andrew Ramsay, Stranger, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.