Robert Blanchette (IRL) and Carnlea Premier Balou kicked off the day with a win in the $1,000 CSI2* tbird Welcome 1.40m, the 8-year-old gelding’s international debut.
According to JUMPR App, Blanchette jumps clear 60% of the time in international classes at the 1.40m height, finishing in the top 10 55% of the time since 2015. In that span, he has averaged just 2.6 faults across all mounts at the level.
The 2022 Odlum Brown BC Open, featuring the $235,000 CSIO5* Longines Grand Prix and the $400,000 CSIO5* Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Canada, continues Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5. The Longines Grand Prix is Friday’s highlight and will get underway at 4:00pm PT, while Nations Cup competition will bring the week to a close Sunday at 2:00pm PT. Tickets for both events are available at tbird.ca.