Riding school jumps into late Christmas show

| 02/02/2016
Cayman News Service

Christmas decorations spruced up the jumps at horse show

(CNS): Cayman Riding School recently celebrated Christmas in January, due to a rain-delayed holiday event. The Christmas Horse Show, held at the school, located in Savannah, featured decorated trees and a fancy dress competition in addition to riding displays.

Tracey Surrey, both the school’s owner and a riding instructor, said she considers the Christmas show a special event with something for everyone. “From the rider who has just started to learn to ride with us to the more confident and experienced rider – the emphasis is for everybody to have lots of fun and help develop the confidence of all our young riders in a relaxed and encouraging atmosphere,” she said.

The addition of another riding instructor led to more children participating this year, Surrey added.

The day started with a fancy dress competition in the main arena, with a handy pony class in the second arena for the less-experienced riders, who had to negotiate their horses and ponies around an obstacle course.

Intermediate riders took part in a “mini majors” competition, teaming with more experienced equestrians to compete a timed obstacle course, with performance based on the fastest time and least amount of faults.

The day ended with four different jumping classes, utilising heights ranging from 0.6m to 1m.


Category: Equestrian

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